For the past weeks, various areas in the Philippines experienced heavy rains and cold breezes because of the consecutive typhoons that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). It resulted in cold nights and even days, and a craving for hot soup and tea to warm the body.
Unfortunately, the rains and cold weather will continue for a while more as there is currently a typhoon inside the PAR called “Pepito” which is causing rainfall and winds in affected areas.
This means that you shouldn’t return your hoodie to the closet just yet, and maybe stock up on some soup and noodles to keep you warm at night. And if you’re looking for something new to eat during the rainy nights, you’re in luck because 7-eleven just launched their new ramen line! (Read: 5 Unique Japanese Principles That Everyone Should Follow)
The 7-eleven ramen, which is part of the Fresh product line, comes in two different broth flavors: the tonkotsu ramen and miso ramen. And while these two signature flavors already sound familiar to ramen lovers, for newbies, the two broth flavors might not be ringing any bells. But don’t worry, because My Pope lists what these flavors are so you’d know what to expect!
Miso Ramen at 7-Eleven
Miso ramen is a favorite of those who love creamy, less salty soups. The usual miso ramen is made of fermented grains and soybeans which gives it its creamy taste and texture. (Read: 4 Classic Filipino Dishes That Are Perfect for Rainy Days) Let’s not forget that the miso ramen, even if it contains relatively lesser meat, still has high protein content! It’s also light but flavorful and is regarded as one of the most well-loved ramen variations in the world.
Tonkotsu Ramen at 7-Eleven
Tonkotsu ramen is definitely for the meat lovers out there. The name itself translates to “pig bone” and that’s exactly the flavor you’ll be getting! Tonkotsu ramen broth is usually achieved by boiling pork meat and bone for hours to really get as much of the meaty taste as possible. It’s also creamy like the miso ramen, but just has a meatier flavor compared to the miso. (Read: These Grab-And-Go Sandwiches Give a Taste of Tokyo at Every Bite)
Currently, the 7-eleven ramen is available in select Luzon branches and each bowl cost P99 for 365 grams. You can also get two hardboiled eggs seasoned through brine-soaking to add more flavor to your ramen for P35.