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Ramen for Breakfast: Can I Eat Ramen for Breakfast?

Yes, you can eat ramen for breakfast.

Actually, it is healthier than eating ramen as a midnight snack.

1. There are some occasions when you want to eat ramen in the morning...


You woke up early and you finished your early morning workout

Or you have worked an early shift.

You must be really hungry

You use your body or brain and now they are completely awake.

Ramen for breakfast can be your reward for the hard work you’ve done in the morning.

But wait – there’s more

When you have a hangover, you don’t feel like eating anything.

Except something salty.

It will be the best ramen you will have because you are craving it so badly.

2. Is it Bad to Eat Ramen for Breakfast?

If you add a lot of vegetables, there is no problem eating ramen for breakfast.

Try to have a good balance of nutrition.

It is a lot better than eating ramen at night.

Because your day has just started, and breakfast is an important source of energy.

3. Do the Japanese eat ramen for breakfast?

Yes, some Japanese people eat ramen for breakfast.

Here are two places that are popular for breakfast ramen…

1. Shida region

This area is famous for green tea leaves.

In the spring, tea farmers and merchants work from the early morning.

Because it is the harvesting season for them.

After their early work, they go to a ramen shop and fill up their stomach.

It has been a tradition of the Shida regions for years.

2. Kitakata City

Kitakata city is famous for having a large number of ramen shops compared to its population.

This city has some factories that have a night shift.

And in the 1960's, some ramen restaurants started to serve these factory workers.


4. Is it unusual?

I think so…

At least, for the rest of Japan.

My mom never prepared ramen for breakfast.

We usually ate miso soup, rice, and fried fish.


Eating something sweet like cereal is weird for me.

Yes, what you eat for breakfast depends on where you’re from.

What it means is this.

Ramen for breakfast is probably not a bad idea.

It is just too new and some people might think it is unusual.

Probably, it is like using a smartphone in the mid 2000s.

At the time, almost everyone used flip phones.

They were saying…

“Smartphone? I don’t need it. It is too hightech.”

However, almost everyone has a smartphone nowadays.

It might happen to breakfast ramen too!

5. Here are recipes for ramen in the morning

Ramen for breakfast is something simple and fresh.

1. Simple chicken soup noodles

Ingredients(one serving):

Ramen noodles                    4 ounce (120g)
Chopped green onions         Half of a stem
Chicken stock powder         1 tablespoon
Salt                                       1 pinch


1 Cook ramen noodles in a pod.

2 Boil one and a half cups of water separately. (350ml) 

3 Pour boiled water (2) into a ramen bowl and mix with chicken stock powder and salt.

4 Put noodles in the ramen bowl.

5 Put green onions on the noodles.

6 Done! 

2. Egg drop ramen

Ingredients(one serving):

Ramen noodles                   4 ounce (120g)
Canned baby corn              1 ounce (30g)
Imitation crab                      2
Water                                  1 tablespoon
Potato starch                      1 tablespoon
Egg                                     1
Chicken stock powder       1 tablespoon
Salt                                     1 pinch


1 Break imitation crab into small strips.

2 Boil one and a half cups of water. (350ml) 

3 Put imitation crab, baby corn, salt, and chicken stock powder into the boiling water.

4 Mix one tablespoon of water and potato starch.

5 Put (3) into (2).

6 After the soup gets thick, pour the mixed egg into the pot.

7 Cook ramen noodles in a separate pod.

8 Put boiled noodles in a bowl and then pour the soup.

9 Done!

4. Due to Covid, a lot of good ramen restaurants have closed

It makes me feel very sad.

I used to eat ramen out frequently,

But in this situation, 

Ramen shops started to shorten the hours, limit the number of customers, or closed their shops.

It has affected the industry so much.

5. I am afraid good ramen will be gone

But meanwhile, you still can enjoy shio and shoyu ramen.

Here are some of my recommendations for ramen lovers.

1. Sapporo Ichiban Shio Flavor


In truth, Sapporo Ichiban delivers a good quality shio ramen experience.

Actually, it is very difficult to find good shio ramen.

Do you know why?

Because it is very difficult to make it since it is very simple.

There are many good shoyu and miso flavored instant noodles out there.

But I feel specifically, the shio flavor market is monopolized by Sapporo Ichiban.

Think about this for a moment having good shio ramen for your dinner with your favorite ramen toppings.

Now, you want some, don’t you?

2. Nissin Raoh Shoyu Flavor


It is nearly impossible to make restaurant quality noodles at home without the right tools and equipment.

How can you beat that?

Using Raoh’s shoyu flavour will help you achieve this easily. This is top-notch ramen hands down!

One pinnacle of instant noodles is the soy sauce flavor. It is expensive compared to regular ones but let me tell you, it deserves every single penny.

In a nutshell, I love every bit of it.

...And I am sure you will too.

3. The problem here is that no toppings come with these packets.

Here are some topping options and recipes for you.

Green onion

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About the Author

Kei is a self-proclaimed ramen lover, blog writer and founder of "Apex S.K. Japanese tableware".

"I am from Ibaraki, Japan.

Ramen is great! It can bring you a sense of happiness and satisfaction that no other food can. I have been eating ramen for 30 years.

If there is no ramen, my life would be miserable.

Ten years ago, I worked as an office worker. The job was really stressful - excessive working hours, low wages, unpaid overtime work, and constantly being yelled at by my boss.

I was new and alone, no girlfriend, no friends, and felt very lonely.

My only oasis was the ramen shop near the office. For me, the ramen chef there was literally an angel. I saw a halo on his head. (No joke)

Tonkotsu shoyu ramen was my all-time favorite. He made ramen with broth chock-full of umami flavor, nice chewy handmade noodles, and tender chashu.

My greatest dream is connect people with ramen through my blog. I want to share a lot of interesting and funny stories and ramen trivia with you.

Knowing more about ramen can help you appreciate your ramen and make it taste extra delicious."


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