The next to last variety I found while in Thailand – there was a Seven-Eleven next to our hotel which we visited countless times; so different from the ones we have here! Slurpee machines in the back as always, but you make a 180 degree turn and boom – a huge assortment of instant noodles. It was amazing and burned into my mind! Some companies do special partnerships with Seven-Eleven all over Southeast Asia and have special varieties only available there – this is one of them. Let’s check it out!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in the smaller sachet and boiling water to fill line inside. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes, leaving the large retort pouch on top. Add in retort pouch contents, stir and enjoy!
An included fork!
The noodle block.
A soup base powder sachet.
A coarse mixture with bits of vegetable matter.
A retort pouch.
Nice pieces of real pork with a nice scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and coriander. The noodles hydrated very well in the three minutes allotted. They are thin and of decent quality. The broth has a nice pork taste – like stewed pork! A bit of spiciness too. The retort pouch’s content was very good – nice pieces of stewed pork (not fake but real) and nice pieces of mushroom. A nice bowl of noodles! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850250004301.
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!