4 Must-Try 7 Eleven Japan Limited Cup Noodles

Instant cup noodles created with the help of famous ramen shops are popular in Japan and available at convenience stores such as 7-Eleven. 

Nowadays, I see some of such products sold online overseas, so if you want, you can effortlessly get them even if you are not in Japan.

4 Classic 7-Eleven Limited Instant Ramen Cups

But have you ever wondered what to choose?

For those who answer yes, today, let me introduce four classic 7-Eleven limited instant noodles that taste great and are worth trying.

1. Nissin Ramen Santouka Asahikawa Tonkotsu Shio Ramen

Nissin Ramen Santouka Asahikawa Tonkotsu Shio Ramen
The first thing to try is Nissin Ramen Santouka Asahikawa Tonkotsu Shio Ramen.

Ramen Santouka (ラーメン山頭火) is a ramen restaurant chain headquartered in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, known for its Tonkotsu Shio Ramen.

Nissin deliciously recreated the taste of the salt-based pork bone broth ramen and released this bowl in 2001.

The broth is mild with plenty of umami from pork bones, featuring the creaminess of sesame paste. The main topping is a piece of Umeboshi plum.

2. Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Mouko Tanmen 

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Mouko Tanmen 
Next, the Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto instant noodle introduced in 2008 by Nissin captures the flavor of Mouko Tanmen very well.

Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン) is the signature dish of Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (蒙古タンメン中本), one of Japan’s best ramen chains offering Tanmen with lots of red chili pepper.

As the spicy broth is miso-based and accented with garlic, the soup, whose main garnishes are tofu and cabbage, is very savory and super addictive for me.

3. Nissin Hakata Ippudo Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen

Nissin Hakata Ippudo Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen

Nissin created the Hakata Ippudo instant noodle with the help of Hakata Ippudo (博多一風堂), one of the best-recognized ramen restaurant chains, and put it on the market in 2000.

The main characteristics of the ramen are flavorful pork bone broth accompanying black garlic oil called Ma-yu (マー油) and thin straight noodles with a pleasantly chewy texture.

This instant ramen is so high level that you may be surprised by the taste, and I highly recommend it.

4. Nissin Sumire Sapporo Miso Ramen

Nissin Sumire Sapporo Miso Ramen

In collaboration with Sumire (すみれ), a Hokkaido-based well-known ramen shop offering Sapporo Miso Ramen, Nissin introduced this instant noodle in 2000. 

The miso ramen has a thin layer of fragrant oil on the surface, packed with delicious umami from onion and garlic.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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