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Dr. No Jul 4, 2009 09:40 PM

Anyone know where to find Japanese tantanmen (noodles & minced pork in a sesame broth) in Toronto?

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  1. sweetie RE: Dr. No Jul 5, 2009 08:53 AM

    I don't know about Japanese tantanmen. But you might want to try Chinese dan dan or tan tan mein (noodles). They seem similar to what you are describing. Many restaurants serve them...some even have a cold noodle version. I have tried the one at Asian Legend, it's okay. Good luck

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      Dr. No RE: sweetie Jul 5, 2009 09:42 AM

      Thanks sweetie. Yes, the dan dan mien at Asian Legend is somewhat similar, but nowhere near as good.

      Here's a picture of what I'm looking for:


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        aser RE: Dr. No Jul 5, 2009 09:55 PM

        sorry, it's not available here (Japanese ver). I would like to be proven wrong though.....

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          tjr RE: aser Jul 5, 2009 10:00 PM

          I don't think I've had Japanese tantanmen in Toronto, but there must be some Chinese restaurants doing a serviceable version. I recall having a Korean version somewhere as well, but I can't remember which restaurant...

          I doubt Asian Legend would be serving the best Chinese dan dan/tan tan mein, but perhaps one of our incredibly well-versed hounds can point you in the direction of one (there's no decent ramen, let alone any more complex variations of ramen in the GTA anyways)?

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          sweetie RE: Dr. No Jul 6, 2009 11:37 AM

          Looks yummy, too bad it is not available here. I would have loved to try it.

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            hippotatomus RE: Dr. No Jul 6, 2009 09:06 PM

            I had a chinese dan dan mien that looked like that... it was at first markham place but the restaurant is now closed - it was the yummiest I had eaten though

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          Dr. No RE: Dr. No Jan 30, 2013 07:03 PM

          Apparently available at Momofuku:


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            Notorious P.I.G. RE: Dr. No Jan 30, 2013 08:44 PM

            Kingyo does a version as well.

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              szw RE: Notorious P.I.G. Feb 25, 2013 09:19 PM

              I've had it a couple times at Kingyo. Tasty.

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                Notorious P.I.G. RE: szw Feb 25, 2013 09:36 PM

                Yeah, it's great.

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            smfan RE: Dr. No Feb 25, 2013 03:48 PM

            I had tantanmen today in the food court of Sheppard E/Glen Walford Drive looked just like your photo without the red chili oil and bean sprouts. It was in a very rich peanut/white sesame broth. It may be a Taiwanese version.

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