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Vegetarian Ramen

Staff Writer
Vegetarian Ramen
Uni Restaurant

Vegetarian Ramen

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.

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Deliver Ingredients


For the onion purée

  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 onions, chopped

For the noodles

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


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.

Vegetarian Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Vegetarian Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.