Vegan tan tan ramen is a tasty and easy meal to make. I’m going to show you how to make tan tan ramen vegan in 10 minutes!
Tan Tan Ramen, also known as Dan Dan Ramen or Tantanmen, is a popular and flavorful Japanese noodle dish that combines both Japanese and Chinese flavors, resulting in a delicious and spicy soup-based ramen.
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The main components of tan tan ramen are typically ramen noodles, toppings like stir-fried vegetables, ground meat and a soup base (traditionally made with chicken or pork broth) which is why I’m sharing my vegan tan tan ramen recipe for you to make! 🙂
What’s great about this vegan recipe is you can control the spice level! The dish can vary in spiciness, depending on the amount of chili oil and other spices you want to use. Tan tan ramen is known for its rich and spicy flavor profile, but the level of heat can be adjusted to suit your individual preferences.
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Vegan Tan Tan Ramen
MEAT-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | EGG-FREE
Today I’m sharing with you my easy and delicious tan tan ramen vegan recipe. This recipe uses simple, pantry staple ingredients, and you probably already have them in your kitchen. This ramen dish is rich, creamy and deliciously spicy!
INGREDIENTS FOR TAN TAN RAMEN (VEGAN):
- Instant Ramen
- Protein of choice like tofu cubes, soy chunks, ground soy meat, sliced seitan, etc.
- Fresh Vegetables (you can choose/customize):
- Bok choy
- Slaw mix
- Frozen Corn
- Peanut Butter
- Chili oil or Chili sauce like Sriracha or Rayu
- Sesame Oil
Optional garnishes: chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, sliced green onions, additional chili oil
KITCHEN EQUIPMENT I USED:
Full Recipe Measurements & Instructions are down below!
How To Make Tan Tan Ramen?
First, find Instant ramen that is vegan! Many instant ramen noodles don’t have any animal products in them but always look at the ingredient list just to make sure. The package of Mr Noodles Vegetable Flavour Instant noodles I use is vegan.
To make tan tan ramen, you want to prepare your vegan “ground meat” alternative. If using soy chunks, rehydrate them in broth & allow them to soak. Then toss them with soy sauce, and fry them in hot oil until they are slightly crispy. Set aside. Next cook your ramen, and vegetables and make your soup base. In your ramen-sized bowl, add your vegan meat substitute with your veggies and ramen noodles. Pour the broth (soup base) over the ramen and voila! That’s how you make tan tan ramen!
- 1 pack of instant Ramen of choice
- ½ cup protein of choice like; medium or soft tofu, soy chunks, or ground soy meat
- 1¼ cups fresh veggies of choice like; bok choy, chopped broccoli, cabbage, or slaw mix
- ¼ cup frozen corn
- 1½ tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 tbsp chili oil or chili sauce like sriracha or rayu
- 1 tsp sesame seed oil
- If using soy chunks, rehydrate them in broth & allow to soak. Then toss them with soy sauce, and fry them in hot oil until they are slightly crispy. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot. Remove from heat and add the ramen noodles, allow them to soak for about 3 minutes or until softened, but al dente. Remove from the pot and place into a serving bowl, keeping the hot water in the pot still.
- Add the veggies of choice to the boiling hot water, and place back onto the heat. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until tender. About 2 minutes into cooking the veggies add corn.
- Remove the veggies and the corn from the pot and place them into the serving bowl.
- Make sure you have roughly 1¾ cups water in the pot, and add the seasoning packet, peanut butter, and sesame oil and whisk to combine. Add tofu and cook until heated through.
- Place tofu into the serving bowl with veggies and noodles. Then pour the broth over the ramen and arrange garnishes if using. Optional garnishes include chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, sliced green onions, additional chili oil, etc.
I’m Candice & welcome to The Edgy Veg! I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or by-products of animals. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!
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