Vegetarian Ramen

Vegetarian Ramen
Uni Restaurant


For the onion purée

  • 1 Tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • onions, chopped

For the noodles

  • onions, halved
  • 1 Cup  sake
  • 1 1/2  gallons water
  • cloves garlic
  •   One 4-inch piece ginger
  • carrots, chopped
  • apples, chopped
  • bunches scallions, chopped
  • leek, quartered
  • celery, chopped
  •   One 10-inch piece kombu
  •   Two 8-ounce bags dried shiitake mushrooms
  • star anise
  • 1 Cup  Parmesan rinds
  • 1 Cup  chopped fresh mushrooms
  •   Twelve 3-ounce packages ramen noodles
  •   Soy sauce, to taste
  •   Miso, to taste

Here's a really delicious take on ramen of the vegetarian variety! This is served as part of a special menu late nights Thursday through Saturday at Uni Restaurant in Boston, and is part of a "Japanese izakaya" menu that also features pork buns and fried chicken.

Click here to see 4 Twists on Ramen.


For the onion purée

Melt the butter over low heat in a large sauté pan. Add the onions and cook so that the onions soften but do not brown at all. Once softened, about 20 minutes, transfer to a blender and purée until smooth.

For the noodles

Burn the onion halves in a stockpot. Deglaze with the sake. Add the remaining ingredients except for the noodles, soy sauce, and miso and bring to a boil. Remove the kombu. Simmer for 1-2 hours over low heat.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and boil the noodles according to the package directions. Drain. Strain the stock and add soy sauce, miso, and onion purée, to taste, followed by the noodles. Top with vegetables of your choice.


Calories per serving:

568 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Fat Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 94g 145%
  • Carbs 1,251g 417%
  • Saturated 40g 198%
  • Fiber 119g 475%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 111g
  • Monounsaturated 26g
  • Polyunsaturated 16g
  • Protein 249g 498%
  • Cholesterol 965mg 322%
  • Sodium 2,287mg 95%
  • Calcium 2,457mg 246%
  • Magnesium 1,522mg 381%
  • Potassium 12,587mg 360%
  • Iron 60mg 333%
  • Zinc 62mg 411%
  • Phosphorus 5,104mg 729%
  • Vitamin A 1,726µg 192%
  • Vitamin C 151mg 251%
  • Thiamin (B1) 14mg 914%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 11mg 670%
  • Niacin (B3) 157mg 784%
  • Vitamin B6 9mg 426%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 3,497µg 874%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 73%
  • Vitamin D 22µg 5%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 41%
  • Vitamin K 560µg 699%
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