Home Cooking Vegetarian Ramen

Learning how to make a meatless ramen recipe at home

 By Piti Koshimura   Nov 22, 2017

Vegetarians might have a hard time trying to find in Japan a meatless version of ramen, which is often made with pork or chicken broth. YUCa, a home cooking chef, welcomed me into her house and taught me a delicious vegetarian ramen recipe.

YUCa offers many types of cooking classes in Tokyo, in English, including traditional versions of ramen.

For more information, check her website: http://yjc.tokyo/.

Vegetarian ramen - Ingredients

Vegetarian dashi
10g dried kelp (kombu)
10g shiitake mushrooms
1L water

  • Put the kelp and the shiitake mushrooms in a pot with water.
  • Let it soak for at least 30 min (preferably for one night, if possible).
  • Heat the pot until it starts to boil.
  • Turn it off and remove the kelp and the mushrooms.

Topping
10g shiitake mushrooms (used for dashi)
1/4 (5cm) of a carrot
1/4 (10cm) of spring onion
1tbsp (15ml) sesame oil

Extra toppings
Thinly sliced spring onion (shiraga negi)
Bamboo shoots (menma)
Baby corn Nori seaweed

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Malcome Larcens 2 weeks ago
I like ramen but don't know where to find a meatless stock so I made a ramen stock from coconut milk. You should try it sometimes.
Andrew Choi 2 weeks ago