Cheesy Tan Tan Ramen

Cheesy Tan Tan Ramen Recipe

May 24, 2024The Workshop

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Craving a soul-warming hug in a bowl? Look no further than cheesy ramen. This dish elevates the classic ramen experience to a whole new level of deliciousness. Imagine springy noodles bathed in a rich, cheesy and spicy broth. Each slurp a delightful explosion of cheesy goodness.

The beauty of cheesy ramen lies in its simplicity. It takes the familiar comfort of  ramen soup and transforms it into a decadent meal. The savoury and spicy notes of the broth dance with the sharp tang of cheese, creating a flavour harmony that's both comforting and surprisingly complex.

Each bite offers a satisfying textural contrast. The smooth creaminess of the cheese yielding to the delightful chew of the noodles.

And let's not forget the toppings! A sprinkle of scallions adds a touch of freshness, while a perfectly cooked soft-boiled egg or crisp tofu provides a luxurious protein boost. Each element of this dish comes together to create a symphony of flavours and textures – a true testament to the power of simple ingredients.

Reasons to Love Cheesy Ramen

  • Creamy Comfort: Cheese adds a rich and creamy element to the savory ramen broth, creating a more decadent and comforting experience. It's like a warm hug in a bowl!
  • Flavour Boost: Cheese introduces a new dimension of flavour, often with a sharp or tangy counterpoint that balances the savory broth. It adds complexity and depth to the overall taste profile.
  • Texture Play: The creamy cheese provides a delightful contrast to the springy noodles, making each bite more interesting texturally.
  • Easy and Customizable: Adding cheese is a super simple way to elevate your instant ramen game. Plus, you can experiment with different types of cheese to create your own unique flavour combinations.

Cheese Adventures for Ramen Lovers

(all of these can be substituted with plant cheeses)

  • Melty Classics: American cheese slices are a popular choice for their ability to melt beautifully and create a gooey,stringy texture. Shredded cheddar cheese offers a similar melty experience with a sharper flavour.
  • Creamy Delights: For a richer and more luxurious experience, try mascarpone or ricotta cheese. They add a luxurious creaminess that takes your ramen to a whole new level.
  • Sharp Counterpoints: If you enjoy a more complex flavour profile, consider cheeses like parmesan or aged gouda. They add a sharp and tangy element that beautifully complements the ramen broth.
  • Spicy Surprise: Want a bit of a kick? Crumble some blue cheese or monterey jack on your ramen for a burst of sharp, tangy flavor with a hint of spiciness.
  • Asian Fusion: For an Asian-inspired twist, consider using crumbled nori seaweed (sheets of dried seaweed) or a sprinkle of furikake (a Japanese rice seasoning) alongside your cheese topping. It’ll blow your mind how amazing the combination of nori and cheese is! An absolute must try.

Tips for Cheesy Ramen Perfection

  • Don't Overcook: Add cheese towards the end of cooking or after it’s in your serving bowl to prevent it from getting greasy or separating. After all, you want to experience the stringy cheesy goodness.
  • Grated vs. Sliced: Grated cheese melts more evenly than sliced cheese, ensuring a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Embrace Experimentation: Don't be afraid to experiment with different cheese combinations and toppings to find your perfect cheesy ramen creation!

Cheesy ramen is a delicious and easy way to elevate your instant ramen experience. So next time you're craving a comforting and flavourful meal, grab your favourite cheese and get ready to slurp your way to cheesy ramen bliss!

Cheesy Tan Tan Ramen

Name of the meal:
Cheesy Tan Tan Ramen
A rich and creamy Tan Tan ramen dish with a cheesy twist, featuring spicy Tan Tan broth, sliced cheese, and fresh vegetables.
Preparation time:
8 minutes
Recipe category:
Main course
Recipe cuisine: Serving:
1 serving


  • noods. Spicy TanTan Ramen kit
  • 300mL boiling water
  • Sliced cheese (amount according to preference)
  • Vegetables of choice (e.g., spinach, corn)
  • Hot pepper (optional for added spice)
  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, in a separate bowl, add 300mL of boiling water to the concentrated liquid broth. Stir well to dissolve the broth.
  3. Once the noodles are cooked, strain them and add them into the bowl with the prepared broth.
  4. Layer the sliced cheese on top of the noodles and broth. Then, add your preferred vegetables such as spinach, corn, and hot pepper for some extra spice.
  5. Garnish with chopped green onions for a fresh vibrant dish!
Note: Customize your TanTan Ramen with additional toppings or spices to your taste preferences. This quick and easy recipe will satisfy your cravings in no time.

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