7-Eleven Ramen in Japan – delicious and available 24 hours! 7-Eleven Japan has a crazy variety of premium ramen – here are TEN of their top sellers.
From rich dipping ramen via Japan’s no. 1 ranked ramen shop to savory miso ramen, 7-Eleven Ramen has you covered.
Broth, noodles, and toppings are properly separated to ensure the best ramen experience. For the hot ramen, all you need is a microwave (or have them heat it for you).
Note that 7-Eleven Japan regularly rotates their premium ramen – these ten below have been on the shelves at different times.
1. Meaty Kitakata Ramen
Kitakata City has more ramen shops per capita than anywhere else in Japan! Their ramen features a relatively light shoyu (soy sauce) broth, usually consisting of niboshi (dried sardines) and pork bones. The 7-Eleven version does it justice.
This is right down to the generous, floral pattern of pork chashu slices. Lastly, this style is famous for its quality wide and chewy noodles. This is harder to replicate – but I think 7-Eleven came close!
2. Rich Tsukemen from Tomita
This is an epic tie-up with Japan’s no. 1 ranked ramen shop, Chukasoba Tomita. They’re known for their flavorful tsukemen (dipping ramen) – cold noodles, hot broth.
In this 7-Eleven version, it has the same wonderfully complex, rich broth from the actual ramen shop. But this time it’s cold and perfect for the sweltering Japanese summer. The whole wheat flour noodles are extra springy too.
3. Tanmen with plenty of Veggies
This tanmen has been a mainstay 7-Eleven ramen. Just like actual tanmen, plenty of crunchy vegetables adorn the top of the bowl. This includes cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, and wood ear mushrooms.
It has the least calories on this list but anything but boring. It’s held up by a bright shio (salt) seasoning and chicken bone broth. In addition, white pepper comes in a separate packet and spices things up a bit.
4. Savory Miso Ramen from Sumire
Sumire is one of the most famous ramen shops in Sapporo City, Hokkaido (miso ramen central). Sumire has partnered with 7-Eleven to bring you their signature pork lardy, rich miso ramen.
Meat lovers will enjoy both sliced chashu pork and minced pork. You also get a packet of tougarashi spice (pictured in the center). Green and white negi (spring onions) add radiance and fairly thick, wavy noodles round out the bowl.
5. Cold, Salt-based Clam Ramen
Clams have become a more popular ramen ingredient the last few years. For example, Michelin star ramen shop Soba House Konjiki Hototogisu uses clams alongside chicken bones, vegetables, and other ingredients.
This 7-Eleven ramen is all about hamaguri clams. They’re larger, sea water clams and they provide a subtle but refreshing accent to the cold broth. There’s plenty of crispness coming from bean sprouts and menma (bamboo shoots). Finally, the thinner, cold cut-like pork slice is a wise choice.
6. Syrupy Beef Bone Ramen
Beef bone ramen is quite rare. There are only a handful of Tokyo ramen shops specializing in beef bone, including Kamitoku and Matador. 7-Eleven’s beef bone ramen tastes more like Matador.
That is, it’s a soy sauce seasoned broth, with a distinct sweet and syrupy beefy flavor. Red onions, negi, thick menma and bean sprouts are nice touches. Overall, a truly satisfying bowl.
7. Classic Hiyashi Chuka
Hiyashi Chuka is Japan’s most famous cold ramen, served exclusively during the ridiculously humid summers. The 7-Eleven hiyashi chuka is a real throwback, with a sweet soy sauce and vingear broth and a tent-like arrangement of toppings.
The toppings are sliced cucumber, pork, egg omelet, wakame seaweed, benishouga (red pickled ginger), and kurage (jellyfish). The bonus is karashi, a spicy mustard that sends zetsy waves through the ramen.
8. Devil Spice Miso Tantanmen
Be warned! This tantanmen (a spicy style of ramen) is powered by miso and proudly boasts a “devil spice” level. I think the lava red color of the broth is already quite revealing.
The spice-infused minced pork and packet of tougarashi spice ensure you’ll be reaching for milk at one point. However, it’s still balanced and overwhelmingly delicious (not just spicy). Perhaps they took inspiration from the famous Kikanbo.
I survive and live to tell the tale in the below video.
9. Super Garlicky, Oily Masterpiece
This one also comes from Chukasoba Tomita (no. 2 on this list). But it’s from their Kaminari brand and they’re mimicking a “Jiro style” of ramen. This means an insane amount of garlic, pork back fat, and a massive pile of bean sprouts and cabbage.
This is one is heavy, especially with the big slab of beautifully fatty pork chashu. We can’t forget the thick and extra firm noodles that bring it all together.
10. Cold, Soy Sauce Ramen with Fish
We’re ending with another cold ramen. This time it’s soy sauce based and with a minor note of fish. This one almost has the same amount of vegetables as the previous entry (Jiro style).
But what’s added besides the bean sprouts and negi is dark green mizuna vegetable. Mizuna has a little bit of a kick to it, and this is matched up well with the thin chili strips and the tangy soy sauce broth.
In summary, 7-Eleven ramen comes closer than you might think to real ramen…and at half the price! The ramen engineers at 7-Eleven Japan have done a stellar job!