Myojo Ryu-Shanghai Kara-Miso Ramen Instant Noodle

“Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum (新横浜ラーメン博物館)” is a popular food theme park located in Shin-Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture where you can enjoy a number of different varieties of ramen offered by popular ramen shops from various parts of Japan.

Specifically in the museum, there are 7 ramen restaurants and “Ryu-Shanghai Honten (龍上海本店)” whose main shop (Google Map) is in the Akayu region of Yamagata Prefecture is among them.

Ryu-Shanghai Honten is a ramen shop highly regarded for its signature “Kara-Miso Ramen (からみそラーメン: Spicy Miso Ramen)”, which features thick flat noodles, Niboshi-based delicious miso soup, and the spicy miso paste placed on top as a finishing touch.

Actually, in Japan, a cup of instant ramen that recreates the signature noodle of Ryu-Shanghai Honten has been around since July 2018, and this time I bought its instant bowl version from Myojo.

Myojo Ryu-Shanghai Honten Kara-Miso Ramen Instant Noodle Soup

Myojo Ryu-Shanghai Kara-Miso Ramen

This instant noodle soup, Myojo Ryu-Shanghai Kara-Miso Ramen can be bought at 7 Eleven convenience stores, and I picked it up at a 7 Eleven near my workplace.


In the bowl, these 4 packets were placed on the dried wheat noodle block. The contents of each packet are as follows.

  • The red one contains dried garnishes such as a slice of Chashu roast pork, Menma bamboo shoots, Naruto fish paste, and chopped green onions
  • The light blue one contains green nori seaweed powder 
  • The brown one contains spicy miso paste “Kara Miso (辛味噌)”.
  • The purple one contains soup base liquid 


For people who want to try this cup ramen someday, here I will share the cooking process with pictures, as I actually made the instant noodle soup Ryu-Shanghai Kara-Miso Ramen following the directions on the side of the bowl.


1 First, peel back the paper lid about halfway and take all the packets out from the bowl 
2 Put the contents of the red transparent packet (Dried Chashu, Menma, Naruto, green onions) into the bowl
3 Then, pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the bowl 
4 Close the lid, place the brown and purple packets on top of it, and let the noodles sit and cook for 5 minutes
5 5 minutes later, remove the lid and add the contents of the purple packet (soup base liquid) into the container 
6 Mix the soup base well with the hot water and loosen the noodles moderately
7 Sprinkle the contents of the light blue packet (green nori seaweed powder) on the noodle soup 
8 As a finishing, place the special Kara Miso paste on the noodles 
9 Ready to eat, Enjoy the Ryu-Shanghai Kara-Miso Ramen!


Myojo Ryu-Shanghai Kara-Miso Ramen Instant Noodles

I ate this miso ramen dissolving the spicy miso on top little by little in the soup. The broth itself wasn’t spicy at all and had a mild, umami-rich miso flavor, which got an addicting, flavorful spiciness from the dissolved Kara-Miso. 

The noodles were somewhat thick compared to average Japanese instant noodles and had a soft chewy texture. The overall dish was pretty good and had a fairly high-quality taste.


Myojo Ryu-Shanghai Kara-Miso Ramen Instant Noodle Soup Ingredients

Lastly, let’s see the ingredients. According to the list on the side of the bowl, the soup base of this instant ramen consists of soy sauce, flavor seasoning, pork extract, chicken extract, lard, salt, sugars, protein hydrolysate, chicken oil, flavoring oil, powdered oil, spices, roasted onion powder, and vegetable oil.


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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