4 Must-Try Classic 7 Eleven Japan Limited Cup Ramens

Instant ramen bowls that leading Japanese food companies create with the help of popular ramen shops are very popular in Japan, and those cup ramens are mainly sold in convenience stores.

In recent years, some of such Japanese instant ramens can also be bought online outside of Japan, so if you want, you can get them even if you don’t live in Japan.

4 Must-Try Classic 7 Eleven Japan Limited Instant Ramen Bowls

And today let me introduce 4 must-try, classic 7 Eleven Japan limited instant ramen bowls that authentically recreate the taste of popular Japanese ramen shops, all of which are actually available on Amazon com.

1. Nissin Ramen Santouka Asahikawa Tonkotsu Shio Ramen

Nissin Ramen Santouka Asahikawa Tonkotsu Shio Ramen
“Ramen Santouka (ラーメン山頭火)” is a ramen restaurant chain whose head office is in the city of Asahikawa, Hokkaido. The ramen shop is popular for its Tonkotsu Shio Ramen or salt-based pork bone broth ramen.

Nissin created a bowl of instant ramen that recreates the salt-based Tonkotsu ramen in collaboration with Ramen Santouka and introduced the cup ramen in 2001.

The broth of the Nissin Ramen Santouka instant ramen has plenty of umami from pork bones and is mild with the creaminess of sesame paste, and the main topping is a small piece of Umeboshi plum.

2. Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Mouko Tanmen 

Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Mouko Tanmen 
“Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (蒙古タンメン中本)” is one of the best-known ramen restaurant chains in Japan which offers spicy Tanmen noodle soup with lots of ground red chili pepper.

The cup ramen that well captures the taste of Nakamoto’s signature noodle soup “Mouko Tanmen (蒙古タンメン)”, Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Mouko Tanmen was created through the collaboration between Nissin and Nakamoto and introduced in 2008.

The broth of this instant ramen is spicy miso-based and accented with garlic, so the soup whose main garnishes are tofu and cabbage is very savory and really addictive.

3. Nissin Hakata Ippudo Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen

Nissin Hakata Ippudo Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen
As you may already know, “Hakata Ippudo (博多一風堂)” is one of the most famous ramen restaurant chains in the world. The main characteristics of Ippudo’s ramen are flavorful pork bone broth and thin straight noodles with a nice chew.

Nissin created the Hakata Ippudo instant ramen with the help of Hakata Ippudo and put it on the market in 2000. This instant ramen bowl is of quite a high level and is known for having a close taste to the original.

Packed with delicious umami of pork and featuring black garlic oil called “Ma-yu (マー油)”, the Tonkotsu broth is very flavorsome.

4. Nissin Sumire Sapporo Miso Ramen

Nissin Sumire Sapporo Miso Ramen

Located in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido, “Sumire (すみれ)” is a popular ramen shop with its branch in Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum, offering Sapporo Miso Ramen.

This Sumire instant ramen was introduced by Nissin with the help of Sumire in 2000. With its surface coated with a layer of fragrant oil, the instant miso ramen has a rich umami taste that comes 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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