Nissin Sumire: One of the Best Instant Miso Ramen

As you know, ramen, together with udon and soba, is one of the noodle dishes that represent Japan. As for the flavor, Shoyu (soy sauce), Miso, Shio (salt), and Tonkotsu (pork bone) are basics.

The Origin of Miso Ramen

As I wrote an article on the origin of Shoyu ramen before, today first, let me talk about that of Miso ramen as well briefly.

Miso ramen is said to have its roots in several cities in Japan, among which Sapporo is the best-known as one of the birthplaces.

Sapporo Miso ramen originated in a local restaurant in Sapporo City, Hokkaido whose name is “Aji no Sanpei (味の三平)”. In 1955, the first owner created the original form of Sapporo Miso ramen.

Even now, the restaurant still exists in Sapporo, so if you want to know what the original Miso ramen is like, you can savor the taste there.

Shop Information: Aji no Sanpei (味の三平)


Address: 4F Daimaru-Fujii-Central Building, 3-2 Minami-Ichijo-Nishi, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo (MAP)
Open: 11:00 to 15:00, 16:00 to 18:30
Closed: Mondays and Second Tuesday

Nissin Sumire: One of the Best Instant Miso Ramen

Other than the originator of Sapporo Miso ramen, there are a bunch of ramen shops in Sapporo famous for their Miso ramen noodle soup.

If I give you a representative example, what comes to my mind right away is “Sumire (すみれ)”.

As proof of this, the largest instant noodles manufacturer in Japan, Nissin developed a bowl of instant ramen with the help of Sumire,

and the cup ramen that beautifully recreates the taste of its Sapporo Miso ramen was introduced into the market in 2000.

Nissin Sumire Instant Ramen

Since the other day, I bought the Nissin Sumire instant miso ramen at my go-to 7 Eleven for this blog article, here, let me introduce the product for Japanese instant ramen fans. 

How to Cook

Nowadays, the Nissin Sumire instant ramen can be bought on some online shopping sites outside Japan, so first, I will explain how to cook it.

When you peel back the top lid, you will see the 3 packets shown above on the dried wheat noodle block, so as preparation, take them all out from the bowl.

By the way,

  • The orange packet contains a liquid soup base.
  • The clear transparent one has dehydrated garnishes consisting of seasoned meat, seasoned Menma bamboo shoots, chopped green onions, and fried onions.
  • The green one contains soup base powder.


  1. First, add the contents of the clear transparent packet to the bowl.
  2. Pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the container.
  3. Close the lid and place the orange packet on top.
  4. Let the noodles steep for 4 minutes.
  5. Then, remove the paper lid and add the contents of the orange and green packets.
  6. Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks, and it’s ready to eat!


Nissin Sumire Miso Ramen Instant Noodles

As with actual Sumire Miso ramen, this instant ramen uses yellow thick curly noodles.

The Miso-based broth fully captures the characteristics of Sumire Miso ramen. It is very flavorful, and you can easily drink it up.

The yellow noodles also have a pleasant chewy bite and match perfectly with the soup broth.

Shop Information: Sumire (すみれ)


Address: 4-7-28 Nakanoshima 2-Jo, Toyohira-Ku, Sapporo (MAP)
Open: (April to October) 11:00 to 15:00, 17:00 to 21:00 (November to March) 11:00 to 15:00, 17:00 to 20:00
Closed: Wednesdays


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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