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The Best Vegan Ramen

February  7, 2020
Photo by Happy as a Yam
Author Notes

Finding a good bowl of gluten-free and/or vegan ramen can be near to impossible in restaurants.In my search for a better version, I kept the flavourings authentic, and I have managed to make the best vegan ramen dashi recipe. It's a rich and layered broth, totally addictive. —Happy as a Yam

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 2-3
Ingredients
  • BROTH INGREDIENTS (DASHI)
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil
  • Packet Marinated Tofu
  • 5 Cloves garlic, grated
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free tamari
  • 100 grams Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 1 piece kombu, found in health food markets
  • Marinated Tofu
  • 10 ounces Block extra-firm tofu, cut in 2-inch squares by ½ inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons Gluten-Free Tamari
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Maple syrup
  • 2 packets Gluten-Free Ramen noodles
  • Topping ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Green onion
  • 1/2 cup Carrots, finely julienned
  • 1 Baby Bol Choy, halved
  • 2 Nori Sheets, cut into 3x3 squares
  • Enoki Mushrooms
  • Sriracha, to taste
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil, garlic, shitake mushrooms and ginger. Sauté 2-3 minutes or until it starts to brown.
  2. Add 1 cup of the vegetable broth to deglaze the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add remaining 5 cups vegetable broth, kombu, miso, and tamari and reduce to low and let simmer with a cover for 1-hour stirring occasionally.
  4. Start marinating your tofu in a bowl by adding all the tofu ingredients. Let sit for 20 minutes while stirring occasionally and flipping sides.
  5. Heat a frying pan on medium-high then add coconut oil. Once the frying pan is hot, put in your tofu slices with the rest of the marinade. Fry until tofu is nicely browned approximately 5 minutes on each side.
  6. Put the raw ramen noodles in a bowl and cover with water. Put in microwave for 3 minutes, then stir and flip over, then put back in the microwave for another 2 minutes. Check to see if done if not add for another minute or 2. Drain and set aside.
  7. To serve fill bowl with noodles and topping ingredients and ladle in the broth, ensuring to add in shitake mushrooms.

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