My Favourite kind of Men – Ra-Men 😀
Okay Okay, I stole this line from the internet but my feelings are totally real. Do you have doubts? Well, then you have to try this bowl of soupy heaven to believe me.
When the cold days arrive, all we want is some comfort in a bowl. & this vegan ramen is just perfect for those soupy cravings. It is packed with noodles – everyone’s favorite – dipped in a flavorful vegetable broth and topped with some crunchy peanuts. & the best of all – Homemade Chilli Oil. With that, it hits just the right spot in every slurp.
It is quite a simple, quick, and easy soup recipe. It is a crowd-pleaser and the aroma – your entire home will have that. So, make it today and enjoy this Asian meal (or starter) with your family. Everyone will fall in love with this.
I never thought about making ramen till I saw everyone eating it every time in K-Dramas. When I first saw Captain Ri making fresh noodles to make warm and comforting ramen for Se-Ri in the most popular K-drama “Crash Landing on You”, I started drooling (*ahem ahem over ramen silly). That was love at first sight. And it deepened when I watched the second K-drama – Something in the Rain. Holding the chopsticks to take a bite of noodles dipped in the pool of flavors, lifting the bowl of steaming hot broth, and slurping it – That’s Irresistible so I decided to make it myself, just like Captain Ri 🙂
I started watching different recipes and I wanted something that can satisfy my taste buds too. After watching tonnes of videos and reading blogs, I thought that there is no rule in making ramen. Just like love. Love can’t survive in rules, right? And even if there are rules, Let’s break them 😀
If you like Ramen, I am sure you will love these soupy noodles too – Quick & Easy Noodle Soup, Khow Suey.
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WHAT IS RAMEN?
Ramen is a popular Japanese cuisine. It is a soup. This soup is packed with noodles and a light flavorful broth. You can top it up with any veggie of your choice. If you are a non-vegetarian then you can add some meat or eggs too. It can be garnished with some peanuts, sesame seeds, or simple chili oil for a nice kick.
I believe there is no set recipe for noodle soup (or any recipe for that matter). You can experiment and re-design to suit your taste buds. We get so many kinds of noodles these days – whole wheat noodles, rice noodles, glass noodles, and millet noodles. We also get some flavor-infused noodles like pumpkin noodles, wakame noodles, or whatnot.
2 Main components of Ramen are:
- Light Broth
1 – Chilli Oil
One thing that takes the taste of ramen to the next level is homemade chili oil. It makes the soup even tastier. We both just love it. We have a recipe for homemade chili oil and it has become our kitchen essential now. You can make so many different things with this – Khow suey, chili oil ramen, chili garlic noodles, chili garlic fried rice. It is good to have it at all times for those lazy days when you don’t want to cook. Just throw in some veggies in chili oil and add rice or noodles. That’s it. & you make great restaurant-style food at home.
2 – Vegetable Broth
You must try our vegetable broth recipe which I make from all the vegetable peels which we mostly discard. You will be surprised to see how much flavorful and aromatic this broth can get. Vegetable peels contain so much nutrition and making broth with that is a nice idea. Also, it creates less waste too which is the need of the hour.
- Use any noodles that you have got – whole wheat noodles, rice noodles, millet noodles, glass noodles or even Maggi. Oh yeah. That’s our little secret.
- Use any stock that you have. I always prefer some homemade fresh vegetable stock but you can also try with some store-bought stock cubes.
- This soup tastes very nice with a little sprinkle of sesame seeds and some crushed peanuts on top.
- You can use any vegetable in this soup. I mostly prefer mushrooms and bell peppers in my noodle soups but you can even add zucchini, broccoli, celery, carrot, etc.
IS THIS RECIPE VEGAN?
Yes. Of course.
This recipe is made with 100 percent whole wheat flour noodles. It has got vegetable broth. All the ingredients are plant-based. You must try it.
More Vegan recipes – Khow Suey, Italian Minestrone Soup, Thai Green Curry.
MORE SOUPS TO TRY IN WINTER
- Minestrone Soup or Pasta Soup
- Noodle Soup (made with black bean garlic sauce)
- Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Now you are all ready to make this delicious, comforting, nutritious, vegetarian Ramen bowl at home. So, grab all the ingredients, and let’s start cooking. Enjoy it while watching your favorite K-Drama. Somehow, it tastes better that way.
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Happy Cooking 🙂
Love from us
Richa & Jatin