Vegan Korean Ramen Noodle Soup

January 26, 2018 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

I’ve been testing different ramen recipes, trying to find one that takes me back to Korea with the first bite. I think I’ve found it.

Peaceful Dumpling is my source.

  • 1 package (4 oz) fresh ramen noodles (found in the refrigerated section) or 7-8 ounces dry ramen noodles
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp gochugaru (3/4 tsp if you want spicier soup)
  • 4-5 dried shiitake mushrooms (I found it easier to get dried mushrooms that were already chopped, but if you can’t find them, use whole dried mushrooms and chop them later)
  • 1/4 oz dried kelp or other seaweed
  • 4.5 cups water or veggie broth (I used a combination of the two based on what I had on hand)
  • 2-3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small carrot, chopped into 1/4″ pieces
  • 4-5 white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp chickpea miso
  • 1/2 tsp gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1-2 scallions, chopped, plus more for garnish

1. In a medium bowl, soak the shiitake and dried kelp in about 1 cup of water until completely reconstituted. If the mushrooms are whole, slice them and put them back in the bowl.

2. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add gochugaru and toss for about 20 seconds until fragrant, being careful not to burn and blacken the pepper flakes (this happens quickly).

3. Add shiitake and kelp (including the soaking water) to the pot, then garlic, mushrooms, and carrots. Add 4.5 cups water or broth, cover and bring to boil.

4. Add miso, salt, nutritional yeast, and gochujang and lower heat to simmer for about 4-5 minutes.

5. Add ramen noodles and scallions, and bring heat back up to medium. Boil for about 2 minutes until the noodles are al dente (if using dry noodles, follow the directions on the packages for length of time needed to cook). Quickly take off the heat. Adjust seasoning as needed, garnish with more scallions and serve.

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