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One-person instant ramen pot may be the one and only cooking gadget we need

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

We’re not sure why Japanese gadget company Thanko named itself that. What we do know is that time and again we’ve been filled with thanks for their inventions, most of which we didn’t realize how desperately we needed until after Thanko created them, like their combination rice cooker/bento box and wearable kotatsu.

That gratitude is swelling up again today, and because of a connection to something that always gets us feeling emotional: ramen.


You might be wondering why Thanko’s new My Ramen Pot, or “Ore no Ramen Nabe,” as it’s called in Japanese, is square. The reason is that it’s designed to be used with instant ramen. No, not the kind called “cup ramen” that comes in a disposable container, but dried ramen noodles sold in blocks, which, thanks to the My Ramen Pot’s shape, you can drop right in without breaking.

▼ It’ll work with some dried ramen discs too.


Before tossing in your noodles, you simply fill the pot with water and turn on the power, which will boil the water in about six minutes. Then add your noodles and seasonings, plus any toppings you want to spruce it up with, and let the noodles cook for however long they need.


Best of all, since it’s one-person-sized, you can eat right out of the My Ramen Pot too (it’s not the “Our Ramen Pot,” right?). You can even slide the intensity of the heater down to keep your food warm without being boiling hot as you eat it. And should you have leftover broth but find yourself all out of noodles, Thanko recommends tossing in some white rice to soak up the rest of the ramen flavors.


The top/inner section is removable and washable…


…and the entire device is compact enough for easy storage and handling.



The My Ramen Pot is available here through Thanko’s online store, priced at 7,980 yen. Oh, and if you’re looking for a way to avoid people trying to mooch some of your ramen, we recommend using it inside Thanko’s In-Home Secret Base Tent.

Source: Thanko via IT Media

Images: Thanko

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So, … ‘not-so-instant’ ramen ?

Before tossing your noodles, fill the pot with water, turn on the power, boil the water about six minutes. Then add your noodles and seasonings and let the noodles cook for however long they need.” -
6 ( +7 / -1 )

“We’re not sure why Thanko named itself that.” Maybe it’s because some bad ideas “tank-O”? Keep trying!

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So, No “Thank-o”. - While it looks well-made, most people that eat instant ramen are looking for both convenience and to save money:

- “The My Ramen Pot is available through Thanko’s online store, priced at [only] 7,980 yen.” -

Sorry, times are tough and getting tougher for the average consumer.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Pivot! Sell these to hotels that can afford them so people stop cooking crabs in the electric tea pots.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

I cannot make ramen,but can make instant rice,you can make rice pudding with instant rice and condensed milk

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Cute, convenient and pricey, too!! Yes, would be great in dormitory or hotel room but do people really boil crabs in their hotel rooms in Japan?? Sounds fishy, : ))

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Probably I will never stop getting surprised by the products that Thanko keep selling (and even become best sellers) I can understand some few people having the need for things like these, but enough to make it sell well?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

How could all those millions survive with only a bowl and kettle at hand? lol

1 ( +1 / -0 )

That's too much to spend on a one-pot instant ramen pot. I just use a regular small sauce pot that cost more than half this pot. Works well for me.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Instant noodles have to be one of the unhealthiest foods around. Lots of additives and msg....

1 ( +3 / -2 )

"Instant noodles have to be one of the unhealthiest foods around."

The only unhealthier food is the American burger-and-fries.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Thankyou made in China

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Or buy a saucepan with a lid for ….500 yen.

0 ( +0 / -0 )


I didn’t see your comment but we obviously do know the price of saucepans in Japan

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