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Vegan-Vegetarian Ramen Recipe

Vegan/Vegetarian Ramen Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 12 servings
Author Chef Chris Koetke

Ingredients

Dashi Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 4X8 inch piece kombu
  • 5 medium dried shiitake caps

Ramen Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil divided
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup ginger freshly minced
  • 8 thinly-sliced green onions separate green from white portions
  • 3 Tbsp. dark miso
  • 3 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown vegetable broth unsalted
  • 2 cups soy milk plain, unsweetened
  • 4 cups dashi see recipe above
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. MSG
  • 4 qt. water
  • 1 lb. fresh ramen noodles
  • 2 cups shimeji mushrooms
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 medium carrot julienned and blanched until al dente
  • 6 oz. firm tofu cut into large dice
  • 6 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • Optional: sautéed bok choy
  • Optional: hot sauce

Instructions

Dashi Instructions

  1. In a large pot, soak the kombu and shiitake in water for 45 minutes. Slowly bring to a near-boil. Just before it reaches a boil, remove from heat and let sit for at least 30 minutes or until the dashi has a strong umami flavor. Strain and discard solids.

Ramen Instructions

  1. In a large pot, warm 3 tbsp. toasted sesame oil over medium heat; sauté garlic, ginger, and white portion of green onion for a minute or two. Add miso and continue sautéing until browning forms on the bottom of the pot. Add vegetable broth and increase heat to a boil. Add soy milk, dashi, rice wine vinegar and MSG; reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes, whisking from time to time.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate pot, bring 4 qt. water to boil and cook fresh ramen noodles until tender. Strain noodles.
  3. In a skillet, add 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil and mushrooms; sauté for about 3-4 minutes, remove from skillet. Add remaining tbsp. toasted sesame oil and bean sprouts; sauté about 2 minutes until al dente, remove from skillet.
  4. Place the hot, cooked ramen noodles into large individual bowls. Top with sautéed mushrooms, bean sprouts, carrots, tofu, optional bok choy, and ramen broth. Sprinkle with green onions, sesame seeds and add optional hot sauce.

Recipe Notes

Recipe photo courtesy of Flickr user: cas_ks