If you’re dying for some authentic Japanese ramen but can’t stand the thought of thick soups made of pig bones or copious amounts of dashi (fish stock), head over to Tokyo station for T’s TanTan. A vegan ramen shop. Yes. A vegan ramen shop.
After converting to vegan, I have been searching high and low for a vegan ramen. I haven’t been successful so far. When traveling to Japan, I made it a point that I have to find one. So I researched online and found T’s Tan Tan.
At T’s Tan Tan, they specialize in a Chinese style of ramen called “tantan” where the soup broth is based on sesame and chilli for a fiery yet savoury kick. Also on the menu is vegan kara-age (fried chicken) and vegan versions of standard ramen shop such as miso and soy sauce (shoyu) ramen. Perfect for those who are dying to taste the rich and flavourful broth and slurp the noodles just like the Japanese.
T’s Tan Tan is hands-down the best bowl of ramen I’ve ever tasted. I’ve went back several times to try different things on the menu. The Shoyu Ramen was my favorite and it was the best! I highly recommend it! The broth was clear, flavorful and thick enough to coat the noodles as you slurp them from the bowl.
I tried also the Spicy Tan Tan on another day, it was really delicious but not as spicy as I hoped for. The side order of fried soy meat was also yum and I’d always go for a bowl when I visit. If you are feeling particularly hungry you can upsize your ramen by simply adding ¥100.
An English menu is available for those who can’t read Japanese, and the menu is illustrated so it’s easy to pick and point. The staff also speaks a little English.
T’s Tan Tan can be found inside the JR Tokyo Station, at the end of the Keiyo Street shopping parade on the way to the Keiyo Line platform. To reach T’s Tan Tan you will have to be inside the Tokyo ticket gates. It can be tricky to find, but if you can navigate the labyrinth of Tokyo station, T’s TanTan is well worth the journey. Specific instructions can be found at the bottom of the article.
Address:Japan, 〒100-0005 Tokyo, Chiyoda 丸の内1-9-1 JR東京駅１階
Opening Hours: Daily 7:00am – 10:30pm