What is Baby Star Ramen ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #33


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This is SHINTA+, Japanese writer.


What is ‘Baby Star Ramen’ ??

I want to know it !

This page is
  • To introduce ‘Baby Star Ramen’ as product well known in Japan
  • To clear your question about it

I wrote this article to introduce ‘Baby Star Ramen’, as popular Japanese product and to clear your question about it.

I would like to explain about the topic with mainly two parts.

  • Introduction of ‘Baby Star Ramen’ in Japan
  • Deep Diving with Q & A style
    • History
    • Flavors
    • Price
    • Special products, etc

In first part, you can get basic information about ‘Baby Star Ramen’ in Japan.

And next, I would like to introduce more details, with style of answering questions. You can get information with cherry pick style, in stead of reading long article.

I hope you will have proper information about Baby Star Ramen in Japan, after reading this page.

What is ‘Baby Star Ramen’ ?

‘Baby Star Ramen’ is one of very famous snack food in Japan.

It is crashed noodles seasoning with flavor powder, like chicken, salt, soy sauce, etc. We, Japanese, call this product as ‘Baby Star’ generally.

Manufacturer is Oyatsu Company, as popular snack maker. The character, ‘Hoshio kun’ is printed on package.

Introduction of Baby Star Ramen
  • Famous snack food in Japan
  • Producer is Oyatsu company
  • Crashed noodles with seasoning powder
    • Chicken, Salt, Soy sauce, etc
  • Character, ‘Hoshio kun’ is printed on package

Deep Diving into Baby Start Ramen in Japan

I would like to introduce more information about Baby Start Ramen in Japan, in this paragraph with Q & A style, so that you can access information easily.

Please kindly open items what you want to know.


I hope you can clear your question in this part.

Baby Star Ramen has long history in Japan.

  • 1959 Started sales of ‘Baby Ramen’ as prototype
  • 1973 Renamed to ‘Baby Star Ramen’
  • 1988 Package was renewed
  • 2013 Baby Star Land was opened in Yokohama
  • 2018 Hoshio kun as mascot character debut

The prototype of ‘Baby Star Ramen’. ‘Baby Ramen’ was released in 1959. It was made from cut-off pieces in making instant noodles.

In 1973, name was changed to ‘Baby Star Ramen’. In 1988 and 2016, the character of ‘Baby Star Ramen’ was renewed.

Since 2016, ‘Hoshio kun’ is main character of this product.

Quotation Sauce:Oyatsu company webpage

Reference : Oyatsu Company webpage

There are many flavors in products of Baby Star Ramen in Japan.

  • Chicken
  • Spicy Chicken
  • Yakisoba (Japanese noodle)
  • Umashio (Salt)
  • Mentaiko (Spicy pollack row)
  • Cheese

Reference : Oyatsu company webpage

Baby Star Ramen is available at various places in Japan

  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience stores
  • DAGASHI Shop (Penny candy store)
  • 100 yen shops

Author’s research in Yokohama city

There are several size of Baby Star Ramen products and each prices are different.

  • Baby Star Ramen small (21g) Around JPY 30
  • Baby Star Ramen middle size (68g) Around JPY 100
  • Baby Star Ramen 5 packs (21g x 5) Around JPY 150
Quotation source:oyatsu company webpage

Author’s research in Yokohama city

‘Baby Star Land’ is the place to enjoy things about Baby Star Ramen.

  • Observing process to make Baby Star Ramen
  • Eating very fresh Baby Star Ramen
  • Shopping original Baby Star Ramen products

‘Baby Star Land’ is located in Yokohama China Town Area.


I went there with my sons.
Fresh Baby Star was really nice !

Yes, ‘Baby Star Ramen’ have various products made of local foods in Japan.

  • Cheese flavor in Hokkaido
  • Kitakata Ramen flavor in Tohoku area
  • Monjya-yaki flavor in Tokyo
  • Wasabi flavor in Nagano
  • Kobe beef flavor in Kobe

People get it as souvenirs for family and friends, when they make domestic travel in Japan. The flavor is completely different from standard ‘Baby Star’.

So we can enjoy various flavors in each area.

Quotation Sauce:Oyatsu company webpage

Reference : Oyatsu company webpage


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I hope you have clear understanding of Baby Star Ramen !

Thank you for your reading !