7-Eleven in Thailand was a fascinating place to visit last year. It’s different than what we have here insofar as there is a whole aisle of instant noodle varieties inside! I wish we had that here – it’d be so awesome! Lots of different brand partner with 7-Eleven there and have special flavors only available at 7-Eleven – kind of an exclusive. This one sounds interesting – really unsure about what it will be like – the manao sounds like lime perhaps, but aside from that… I do see shrimp! Hey! Let’s crack it open and delve into the mysteries within.
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). contains shrimp. To prepare, add in sachets and boiling water to fill line. Let steep for 3 minutes covered. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, lime, fried garlic, coriander and red pepper flake. The noodles were pretty good – well hydrated with a pretty standard gauge it seems for this brand. The broth was interesting – like a strong lime with a spiciness and shrimp taste. I really liked the bits of shrimp in there – very nice. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852528002491.
Here’s another one that was sent to me by Javier over at Box From Japan – thanks! Box From Japan is a subscription service – you can get a box sent to you every month with some great noodles within! Today it’s one from Seven-Eleven in Japan. Seven-Eleven does partnerships with different companies (this on is made by Nissin) and has varieties they make only available there. This is Sumire Ramen, a miso variety. Let’s take a look!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef and pork. To prepare, add in powder and solid ingredient sachets. Add boiling water to inside line and cover for 4 minutes. Stir. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added kizami shoga, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are thick and chewy – very premium. The broth has a very rich miso flavor that had a little thickness and a nice oiliness. The vegetables and bits hydrated perfectly – nice bits of ground meat and menma float happily about and are of good quality. A premium bowl of ramen. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105225288.
This one comes from Courtney N. from British Columbia, Canada! How rad – this is from Seven-11 in Japan! Looks interesting…
Here’s the lid.
The side panels (click image to enlarge).
Wow just look at that! Lots of bits and pieces – multiple shrimp! Looks awesome!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a few pieces of kamaboko. The noodles are quite decent, the broth is tasty – sweet and salty, and the bits and pieces are above and beyond! Beef, shrimp, egg – it’s really quite different from any cup I’ve had here in the US before. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars – this is amazing! UPC bar code 7901734015765 .
A vintage 7-11 commercial!
A short video of Japanese 7-11. About 4 1/2 minutes in you get to see some noodle cups!