I Learned How to Make Vegan Ramen from Scratch in Japan

Ramen Vegano en Japon

While I was looking for activities to do in Osaka I found a very interesting announcement.

“Learn how to make your own vegan Ramen from scratch!” 

I love ramen and I enjoy cooking; This was a completely different activity and I thought it was an excellent idea to try.

Ramen is a very popular dish in Japan, but usually contains a lot of animal ingredients, even the broth is prepared with pork bones, so finding vegan ramen is always welcome and much better if you can learn how to do it.

That’s how I decided to book the class with chef Sho in his kitchen workshop Washo cooking Class in Osaka.

Vegan Ramen in Japan
The students

The class lasts two hours which are enough to learn the technical details of the preparation of a good vegan ramen.

Besides being a chef, Sho is also an engineer and knows a lot about food chemistry and cooking techniques that will make the ingredients increase their flavor.

We learned to make our own noodles from scratch, how to choose high-quality ingredients, the magic of umami and how to get a delicious ramen broth without using any ingredient of animal origin.

Vegan Ramen in Japan
Perfect noodles, they only carry water and flour!

Both Sho and his partner were super attentive and they taught us their knowledge in a very interactive and simple way.

The final result was a ramen rich in flavor, the noodles had a perfect consistency and each of the toppings perfectly complemented our dish.

Vegan Ramen in Japan
The time to put the dishes together
Vegan Ramen in Japan
The final result
Vegan Ramen in Japan
Contrast of color and flavor.
The broth is based on kombu seaweed, mushrooms and soy milk as natural as possible. If it’s homemade much better! We learned to get the umami (in other words delicious flavor)

The class includes a sample of traditional Japanese sweets and tea which was a good complement to give the final touch to our experience.

Japanese Candies
Japanese sweets to put the final seal on our food.

I highly recommend this workshop to learn how to make your own vegan ramen!

Have you ever tried ramen?

Do you think that taking a vegan cooking class during your travels is an activity that you would like to experience?

I am very eager to learn about your comments or questions.

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