5 Recommended Ready-To-Heat Japanese Convenience Store Ramen for Ramen Fans
Ready-to-heat ramen tastes better than most people think! This article will introduce five ramen dishes you can pick up in the refrigerated section at FamilyMart and 7-Eleven. Read on to find out which ramen dishes were made under the supervision of famous ramen restaurants, and use this article as your guide to delicious convenience store ramen!
1. Garlic Soy Sauce Ramen (FamilyMart)
This soy sauce ramen is topped with a big helping of energizing garlic that lends a delicious, aromatic flavor to the carefully-made tonkotsu soup base. Pork backfat also adds a depth of flavor to this soup. Ingredients include cabbage, boiled bean sprouts, Italian pork char siu, green onion, and garlic. This dish is perfect for those who love ramen packed with plenty of flavor.
Price: 550 JPY (incl. tax)
2. Sumire-Style Rich Miso Ramen (7-Eleven)
The legendary miso ramen restaurant, Sumire, supervised the creation of this ramen. Sumire is a famous ramen restaurant located in the city of Sapporo on Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. When someone says Sumire-style ramen, that means miso flavored ramen! The secret to its flavor lies in a deep, miso-rich broth. This rich soup mixed with full-bodied noodles is an absolute delight. Other ingredients include stir-fried vegetables and ground meat, char siu, bamboo shoots, and chopped onions. If you're a fan of miso ramen, be sure to give this dish a try!
Price: 540 JPY (incl. tax)
3. Tantanmen (FamilyMart)
This tantanmen dish is filled with sesame flavor. Although tantanmen is a noodle dish that originated in China, it enjoys great popularity throughout Japan. Fried ground meat flavored with soy sauce and ginger features in this dish alongside spinach, green onions in chili oil, red chili pepper, and sesame. The chili oil and red chili pepper add just the right amount of spice to this dish. The thick soup mixes well with the noodles, and the aromatic sesame seeds turns this dish into something irresistible. If you'd like, you can add the included sachet of kasho (Sichuan pepper) to give this ramen a different flavor profile.
Price: 498 JPY (incl. tax)
4. Ippudo-Style Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen (7-Eleven)
This Hakata tonkotsu ramen was created under the supervision of the legendary ramen chain, Ippudo. Ippudo is a famous ramen chain with stores all around the country. First originating in Fukuoka, Hakata tonkotsu ramen is made using thin noodles and a pork-flavored broth. This popular ramen from 7-Eleven is a chance to enjoy this famous ramen in the comfort of your own home. The deep broth is made by slowly simmering pork bones, and is served with chewy noodles. Other ingredients include pork belly char siu, green onions, mushrooms with sesame and red chili pepper, and bean sprouts. If an authentic ramen flavor is what you're after, then this is the dish for you!
Price: 496 JPY (incl. tax)
5. Chuka Soba Tomita-Style Washi-Washi Chinese Pork Noodles (7-Eleven)
This ramen was made under the supervision of Chuka Soba Tomita, a famous ramen restaurant that almost always attracts a line of waiting customers. Tomita is well known for their rich broth and thick noodles. This dish also features a tonkotsu and soy sauce base, but the noodles used are thick, firm, and curly. Other ingredients include pork, garlic, bean sprouts, cabbage, and char siu. Don't miss the chance to enjoy this famous and delicious ramen!
Price: 594 JPY (incl. tax)
Which of these ready-to-heat ramen dishes do you want to try the most? Drop by a convenience store and pick up one of these affordable ramen bowls!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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