Tofu Ramen Bowl
"Finding a good bowl of gluten-free and/or vegan ramen can be near to impossible in restaurants.In my search for a better version, I kept the flavourings authentic, and I have managed to make the best vegan ramen dashi recipe. It's a rich and layered broth, totally addictive."


Prep time 15mins
Cook time 1hr
Serves or Makes: 2


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 1/ 2 cups sliced ` shiitake mushrooms
  • 5 cloves garlic, grated or pressed
  • 1 inch piece ginger, grated
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 piece kombu
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon miso

For the Tofu

  • 1 (14 ounce) block extra-firm tofu, cut in 2-inch squares by ½ inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Coconut oil, for frying

For Serving

  • 8 ounces ramen noodles
  • 1/ 2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • Baby bok choy, halved
  • Nori sheets, cut into squares
  • Sriracha, to taste


  • Step 1

    Make the broth: Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil, shiitake mushrooms, garlic and ginger. Sauté 2-3 minutes or until it starts to brown.

  • Step 2

    Add 1 cup of the vegetable broth to deglaze the bottom of the pan.

  • Step 3

    Add remaining 5 cups vegetable broth, kombu, tamari and miso and reduce to low. Cover and let simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 4

    Make the tofu: Add all tofu ingredients to a bowl, tossing to coat. Let sit for 20 minutes while stirring occasionally and flipping sides.

  • Step 5

    Heat a frying pan on medium-high then add coconut oil. Once the frying pan is hot, put in your tofu slices with the rest of the marinade. Fry until tofu is nicely browned approximately 5 minutes on each side.

  • Step 6

    Put the raw ramen noodles in a bowl and cover with water. Put in microwave for 3 minutes, then stir and flip over, then put back in the microwave for another 2 minutes. Check to see if done if not add for another minute or 2. Drain and set aside.

  • Step 7

    To serve: fill bowl with noodles and topping ingredients and ladle in the broth, ensuring to add in shiitake mushrooms.