There is not a thing a good bowl of ramen can’t fix. Traditionally this is not made for the plant-based diet and can be tough to find. Fortunately, restaurants have started creating a vegetarian spin to ramen; cooked with chewy and crunchy textures, giving that intense flavor and richness. Most Japanese restaurants may only have one vegetarian option but will keep you coming back for more!
Here is a curated list of places around the world every ramen lover should try:
Ramen paradise! Enjoy a bowl of miso and mushroom goodness with Ippudo’s homemade noodles. Some of their branches may serve a different vegetarian ramen; a bowl including a delicious seaweed and mushroom dashi broth, topped with fried tofu, bean sprouts, spring onions, sesame kikurage mushrooms and a Japanese miso paste. They offer thin-medium noodles, and provide mild and spicy options. This spot is well known for a reason, you will not be disappointed.
Photo credits: Totto Ramen
You can never go wrong with a hot bowl at Totto Ramen. A top-notch, quality ramen restaurant with counter or table seating. Their spicy vegetable ramen will have you asking for more. They have a shiitake based broth, topped with a perfect combination of mushrooms, onions, peppers, seaweed and cabbage. Think you can handle the spice? Order extra spicy sauce, it adds an incredible flavor to the broth and takes it to another level!
You cannot leave Japan without having a bowl of ramen! Head over here, and find out what real authentic ramen feels like. T’s Tan Tan is one of the few places offering vegetarian/vegan ramen noodles in the city. A complete veggie heaven! Just note that it’s inside a station so cannot enter the place without a ticket.
Photo credits: Shoryu Ramen
Delicious ramen with two vegetarian options; spicy vegetarian, with a hot miso sauce, broccoli and garlic, or a white natural ramen with miso, soy milk, vegetables and a shiitake broth. There soup base is extremely rich and creamy, if you want to something different from the classic soya broth.
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