Indulge in oodles of noodles

A La Carte

February 27, 2022

Story By: Tasha Mero | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

The darker noodles were made using 7-Eleven Hawaii’s old recipe. The brighter-colored noodles were made using a new recipe and feature an improved texture.

Visit 7-Eleven Hawaii for ramen noodles made fresh every day. Each noodle bowl is made as a single serving and can be found in each stores’ cold cases starting March 1.

“Over the past five years, we have been dedicated to becoming a convenient noodle destination in Hawaii,” says food innovation and development manager Debbie Lee Soon. “It started with the success of our pho, where we were one of the first retailers to offer a hot noodle dish that didn’t necessitate adding water before consumption.We received so much positive feedback from customers who enjoyed the product that we expanded into local-style saimin, udon and now, ramen.”

Pork Tonkotsu Ramen ($5.49 Oahu; $6.99 neighbor islands)

The noodle launch offers two different types of ramen, a tonkotsu base, which is creamier, and a vegetable ramen that contains no meat.

The new flour being used for the Vegetable Butter Ramen ($4.49 Oahu; $6.49 neighbor islands) and Pork Tonkotsu Ramen ($5.49 Oahu; $6.99 neighbor islands) is made with Japanese milling technology that extracts only the high-quality parts of the wheat.

(Left) Vegetable Butter Ramen ($4.49 Oahu; $6.49 neighbor islands); (Right) Pork Tonkotsu Ramen ($5.49 Oahu; $6.99 neighbor islands)

The Pork Tonkotsu Ramen is launching as a reintroduction with the shop’s improved noodles, and boasts green onions, Japanese-style char siu and a boiled egg. The noodles in the Vegetable Butter Ramen are topped with corn, cabbage and choy sum. The light broth, which is vegetarian friendly, is made with butter, mushroom and kombucha.

7-Eleven Hawaii plans to have these flavors available year-round, but since the company is always trying new dishes and recipes, a particular flavor may be rotated out to bring a new one in.

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