Ichiran Shrimp Tan-Men

I made this Ichiran shrimp tan-men using an instant Ichiran ramen kit. I was practising my upcoming Japanese tan-men recipe with it. Another short-cut I used was ready-to-eat cooked shrimps sold at Don Don Donki. Overall, this Ichiran shrimp tan-men looked and tasted healthy, even though it was instant! The shrimp & tan-men vegetables were certainly a refreshing change from the usual ramen toppings.

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Ichiran Shrimp Tan-Men Recipe


  1. Instant Ichiran Ramen

Instant Ichiran Ramen Box

This is my box of instant Ichiran Ramen which I bought online. You can also find it at Don Don Donki. Each serving (one bowl) consists of a bundle of dried noodles and a sachet of soup base & chilli powder each.

2. Shrimp Tan-Men Ingredients

Shrimp Tan-Men Ingredients

  • I used ready-to-eat boiled shrimps from Don Don Donki as a short-cut.
  • I used vegetables (chives, carrot, beansprouts, fungus and cabbage) typically used in Japanese tan-men for my ramen. They made my ramen bowl healthier and more colourful.


Ichiran Shrimp Tan-Men (Step-by-Step)

  • Fry all the vegetables in a little bit of oil in a wokpan.
  • Add water and instant ramen soup base, simmer briefly until the cabbage is just cooked.
  • Add boiled shrimps (prawns) to the soup while it is still hot.
  • Boil the dried ramen noodles for 2-3 minutes depending on desired firmness.

Ichiran Shrimp Tan-Men Recipe

Ladle the noodles, toppings and soup to a serving bowl and enjoy immediately.

Ichiran Shrimp Tan-Men Recipe

This recipe uses Ichiran Ramen instant noodles. You can buy it from Don Don Donki or online (Shopee, Lazada or Amazon). You can also use any favourite brand of instant ramen.

As another convenient short-cut, this recipe uses cooked shrimps (either fresh from the supermarket deli or frozen cooked ones). If you wish to cook the shrimps from scratch instead, bring a pot of water to boil. Add prawns and boil until they are just cooked (less than 3 minutes). Peel and devein the prawns. This will add about 15 mins to this recipe.

Check out the ingredients and step-by-step photos on the previous page.





  • 1 serving of instant Ichiran Ramen (1 bundle noodle + 1 soup base + 1 chilli powder)
  • 1/2 tbsp cooking oil

Tan-Men Ingredients:

  • 50g cabbage leaves cut to squares
  • 2 black fungus soaked in hot water until soft, cut to smaller pieces
  • 1/3 carrot peeled & cut vertically into thin slabs
  • 20g beansprouts
  • 15g Chinese chives cut to 2-cm (5-inch) sections
  • 450ml water
  • 8 read-to-eat boiled shrimps (prawns)


  1. Make Ichiran Tan-Men. Heat oil in a pot. Add cabbage, black fungus and carrot. Stir fry for a minute or until the cabbage starts to soften. Then add bean sprouts, chives and stir fry briskly. Add water and the soup base pouch. Briefly simmer until the cabbage is cooked. Stir in the cooked shrimps and turn off the heat.
  2. Cook noodles. Bring another small pot of water to boil. Add instant dry noodles and cook according to desired doneness – 2 minutes for firm, 2 1/2 minutes for normal and up to 3 minutes for soft. Take out the noodles, drain and transfer to a ramen serving bowl.
  3. Serve. Pour the hot soup and toppings over the ramen bowl and serve immediately with a saucer of Ichiran chilli powder at the side.

Cooking Note(s):

  • The timings for the noodles texture are 2 minutes for firm, 2 1/2 minutes for normal and 3 minutes for soft.
  • The amount of water needed for the soup broth is 400ml for rich (salty), 450ml for normal and up to 500ml for light. You can start with 400ml and adjust to taste, 50ml at a time.