Easy Shio Ramen Recipe (Vegetarian)

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Learn how to make a delicious vegetarian shio ramen with this easy recipe! Enjoy the delicious blend of chewy noodles and savory flavors without chicken stock!

Shio ramen served in a ramen bowl.

If you love a bowl of ramen but are searching for a vegetarian option, I have the perfect recipe for you! While the traditional base of the ramen broth is usually chicken, this vegetarian version utilizes vegetable broth that will still satisfy your taste buds.

Additionally, it’s incredibly easy to make, so give it a try and enjoy the homemade shio ramen noodles at home!

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  • You love Japanese ramen noodles.
  • You are looking for shio ramen recipe.
  • You are looking for a vegetarian ramen recipe.

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About This Recipe

  • Easy to make shio ramen recipe
  • Vegetarian recipe
  • The noodle soup is simple yet tasty

What is Shio Ramen?

Shio ramen illustration.

Shio Ramen, translated as “salt ramen” in Japanese, is a classic Japanese ramen variety known for its clear broth.

Shio ramen soup is typically made from chicken broth and Japanese dashi stock like kombu or bonito flakes and seasoned with salt. The noodles are thin and straight, and the dish is garnished with simple toppings like boiled eggs, chashu (pork belly), bamboo shoots, and green onions.

Compared to other ramen varieties like shoyu ramen (soy sauce), miso ramen (soybean paste), and tonkotsu ramen (pork bone), shio ramen offers a simpler and more delicate broth.

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients for shio ramen.
  • Ramen noodles: See below.
  • Toppings: While there are many topping options available, I select boiled eggs, corn, scallions (green onions or spring onions), and menma (bamboo shoots). Other choices can be fresh vegetables, boiled bean sprouts, sesame seeds, and seaweed like nori and wakame.
  • Soup ingredients: We will make simple homemade shio ramen soup with garlic, ginger, sesame oil, vegetable broth, and salt (sea salt is the best).

Ramen Noodles

Ramen noodles.

Japanese ramen noodles are crafted from wheat flour, water, salt, and kansui, an alkaline mineral water that gives them their distinct yellow color and firm texture. Some ramen noodles may also contain eggs.

Different types of ramen noodles are available, such as thin, fat, straight, or wavy. While ramen chefs have their preferences, any of these noodles will work well for homemade shio ramen.

I like using fresh ramen noodles like the above, but you can also use dried noodles or instant noodles. Either way, ramen noodles are quick to cook and an excellent choice for a fast and delectable lunch option.

Where to Buy Japanese Ingredients

If you live in the US, you can find Japanese ingredients in the list below.

  • Japanese market: Mitsuwa MarketplaceMarukai
  • Asian market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Health food stores
  • Online stores: Instacart, Walmart, Amazon

🔪Instructions

Let’s go over how to make this simple ramen recipe. The instructions are as follows: preparing toppings, making shio ramen broth, cooking the noodles, and assembling the dish.

How to make shio ramen.

1. Boil eggs and cut them in half. Boil corn and remove the kernels from the cob. Chop scallions into thin slices.

How to make shio ramen.

2. Mince garlic and ginger.

How to make shio ramen.

3. Heat a large pot over medium heat, add sesame oil to the pot, and cook the minced garlic and ginger until you can smell their aromatic flavors.

How to make shio ramen.

4. Add water, bouillon powder, and salt to the pot.

How to make shio ramen.

5. Bring the soup to a boil.

How to make shio ramen.

6. Boil the ramen noodles according to the package instructions.

How to make shio ramen.

7. Drain the noodles.

How to make shio ramen.

8. Place the drained noodles in a serving bowl.

How to make shio ramen.

9. Ladle the hot soup over the noodles, submerging them fully.

How to make shio ramen.

10. Arrange the toppings on top.

Serve

Shio ramen served in a ramen bowl.

Sprinkle a dash of black pepper as a garnish, and savor these delicious noodles! I hope this will become your favorite ramen!

Helpful Tips

  • As you prepare the soup, taste it, and feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your personal preference.
  • When cooking noodles, stir them gently to prevent them from clumping together.

How to Eat It

Shio ramen served in a ramen bowl.

Enjoy the noodles using chopsticks for the noodles, toppings, and a spoon for the broth.

In Japan, people slurp noodles and even drink the broth directly from the bowl without using a spoon. While slurping noodles may seem bad manner in some cultures, it is acceptable in Japan and also serves the practical purpose of cooling down the hot noodles for a more enjoyable eating experience.

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Shio ramen served in a ramen bowl.

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Chef JA Cooks is a Japanese food blog that shares simple and healthy Japanese home cooking recipes, including vegan and vegetarian. From traditional Japanese recipes to modern recipes with step-by-step instructions.

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Shio ramen served in a ramen bowl.

Easy Shio Ramen Recipe (Vegetarian)

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Learn how to make a delicious vegetarian shio ramen with this easy recipe! Enjoy the delicious blend of chewy noodles and savory flavors without chicken stock!

Ingredients

  • 2 servings Ramen noodles, 220g

Toppings

  • 2 Eggs, boiled
  • 1/2 Corn, boiled or steamed
  • 1/2 Scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Menma

Soup

  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 clove Ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 3 cups Water, 720ml
  • 1 tsp Vegetable bouillon powder, 5g
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Toppings: Boil eggs and cut them in half. Boil corn and remove the kernels from the cob. Chop scallions into thin slices.
  • Cook garlic and ginger: Heat a large pot over medium heat, add sesame oil to the pot, and cook the minced garlic and ginger until you can smell their aromatic flavors.
  • Make the soup: Add water, bouillon powder, and salt to the pot, and bring the soup to a boil.
  • Cook the noodles: Boil the ramen noodles according to the package instructions and drain.
  • Assemble: Place the drained noodles in a serving bowl and ladle the hot soup over the noodles, ensuring they are fully submerged. Arrange the toppings on top.

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Notes

  • As you prepare the soup, taste it, and feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your personal preference.
  • When cooking noodles, stir them gently to prevent them from clumping together.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 29g
Course: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: shio ramen
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