Vegan Mushroom Paitan Ramen [Recipe]

Vegan Mushroom Paitan Ramen [Recipe]

The past few months I have been going out of my comfort zone and playing around with a Vegan Ramen. Now I know what a lot of you are thinking: “Ugh vegan ramen, it can’t be that good”. To be honest, I was once like that too. The word “vegan” was a turn off, however I was only exposed to vegan dishes trying to be something that it is not. I have seen dry vegetable/nut logs that are supposed to imitate a hot dog to jack fruit that is supposed to emulate meat, and even the infamous “Tofurkey”. When cooks are so focused in turning an ingredient into something that it is not, often they lose track of what makes that ingredient so special. When cooking we need to elevate the ingredient for what it is.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Paitan Ramen [Recipe]

Thanksgiving Turkey Paitan Ramen [Recipe]

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The fall weather and colors invoke a warm and cozy feeling from within that is begging to be nourished by ramen. It is a time where friends and family get together to have multiple feasts over a span of a few weeks with amazing leftovers. The day after Thanksgiving my family always takes the leftover bones of the turkey and repurpose it into Turkey Jook (congee). No waste! Since I am living the #ramenlife, I of course have to take it to the next level and make Turkey Ramen.

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[Recipe] Basic Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Ramen Recipe

[Recipe] Basic Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Ramen Recipe

Ramen is on my mind 24/7 and sometimes I forget to stop and smell the roses. My mind has running at a 100 miles per hour trying to make complex and unique ramen, but sometimes the best bowl of ramen is one that is recognizable with simple and straight forward flavors. That is why this weekend I took a step back and made a Tokyo's signature bowl of Shoyu Ramen.

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[Ramen Thoughts]Miso Monday research

[Ramen Thoughts]Miso Monday research

The thing I love most about making ramen is that there are no limits. I have already spent 5+ years making ramen and I have only scratched the surface. I had pretty good success with my last Miso Ramen so this past weekend I decided to try a few ideas to amp up my miso tare. Miso ramen is a very robust ramen that has very strong flavors so it can be fortified by a lot of ingredients without losing its flavor... or so I thought.

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[Recipe] the best beef bourguignon miso ramen

[Recipe] the best beef bourguignon miso ramen

It is always a pleasant surprise when you are experimenting and you creating something beyond delicious. Last week it was a perfect storm both literally and figuratively. It must have been the second week in a row that it was pouring rain in California with drought ending weather. With some inspiration from i am a food blog's "Warm and Cozy Beef Bourguignon" recipe, I decided to make my own french beef stew. It was an easy and delicious recipe, and how can you go wrong with beef, wine, and bacon? Of course, you can make this killer combination better by turning it into Ramen!

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