Vegan ramen with spicy broth

Nut free
Peanut free
Gluten free
Wheat free
Vegan
Japanese
You usually eat ramen with meat and egg. But it can also be done differently. This super tasty vegan ramen broth proves that to create rich flavours, you don't need meat at all. You need quite a few ingredients, but the result is impressive. You can of course replace the smoked tofu with seitan, tempeh or any other meat substitute.
DinnerSoup2 bowls30 minutes preparation1 hour soaking
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This is what you need

For the stock:Shiitake donko2 pcsKombu1 pcs
Water750 ml
Wakame2 pcs
Spring onions2
Chili pepper1
Garlic3 cloves
Ginger2 cm
Roasted sesame oil2 tbspTamari4 tbspSunflower seed butter2 tbsp
For the toppings:
Spring onion1
Smoked tofu200 g
Fresh cilantrolittle hand
Nori sheets1 sheetFurikake2 tsp
Tamarioptional
Edamame beansoptional

Kitchenware

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This is how you make it

  1. Put the shiitake, the kombu and the water in a pot or pan and let it soak overnight.
  2. Break the wakame strips into quarters. Rinse the wakame under cold water and let it soak for 5 minutes.
  3. Chop the spring onions and chili pepper very finely. Press the garlic. Grate the ginger.
  4. Put the sesame oil in a stockpot. Fry the white part of the spring onions, garlic, ginger and chili pepper in 2 minutes, soft and fragrant.
  5. Add the sunflower paste and the soy sauce and stir.
  6. Remove the strip of kombu and shiitake from the pot or pan. Deglaze the spring onions and spices with the remaining stock.
  7. Add the wakame to the soup and let it simmer gently for at least 15 minutes. Taste whether the stock is flavoured. Add an extra dash of tamari if desired.
  8. Cook the ramen noodles in a separate pan for about 3 minutes.
  9. Slice the shiitake and add it to the soup for the last 2-3 minutes.
  10. Cut the nori sheet into smaller pieces. Chop the extra spring onion. Cut the smoked tofu into pieces.
  11. Put the ramen in the bowls. Pour the stock over it and garnish with the smoked tofu, fresh coriander, spring onion, nori, furikake and possibly a handful of fresh soybeans.

Tip(s)

  • Make the ramen a day in advance so that the flavours are even better.