Vegan Korean Ramen Noodle Soup
Making a bowl of Korean Ramen Noodles
In Korea, ramen is called ramyeon (라면).
Everyone grab your ticket and take a seat, because we are about to jump on the Vegan train! Next stop is Korean Ramen Soup town. After having gone Vegan, nothing can prepare you for the flavor, and taste improvement of raw, high-quality, organic vegetables! Prepare yourself for this amazing bowl of soup that welcomes those delicious ingredients with a Korean inspiration.
- 1 package Koyo Organic Ramen Noodles
- 2 tea spoons olive oil
- ½ tea spoon gochugaru / ¾ tablespoon if you want a more spicy soup
- 4 to 5 dried dried Shiitake mushrooms
- ¼ oz dried kelp
- 4 & ½ cups water
- Two to three large cloves garlic, minced
- ½ of a small carrot, chopped into ¼” pieces
- Four to five white button mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tea spoon of salt
- 1 & ½ table spoon white miso
- ½ table spoon Sunchang Gochujang (a Korean red pepper paste)
- 1 table spoon nutritional yeast
- One to two scallions, chopped, plus any additional for garnish
In a medium bowl
First we need to grab a medium sized bowl, so that we can start to soak the shiitake & the dried kelp in 1 cup of water until completely restored to its original state. Then slice the shiitake mushrooms, & return them to the bowl.
In a medium pot
Now we will need a medium pot in order to heat up the 2 teaspoons of olive oil, be sure to do this over medium. Add gochugaru & toss for about 20 seconds until fragrant. Be careful not to burn and blacken the pepper flakes! This heats up quickly.
Add the shiitake!
This is really simple! Moving right along lets go ahead & just keep adding the ingredients. Place the shiitake & the kelp along with the soaking water, into the pot. We then add garlic, mushrooms, & carrots. Add 4.5 cups water, cover & bring this to boil.
It is time to start adding some ingredients. Add in the miso, salt, nutritional yeast, & gochujang. Lower the heat to a simmer, & leave for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Add the Ramen Noodles!
Now we get to add the ramen noodles! Additionally add some scallions, & bring heat back up to medium. Let boil for just about 2 minutes until the noodles are al dente. Quickly take off the heat. Adjust seasoning as needed, garnish with more scallions and serve.