Thursday, August 06, 2009

My Miso Japanese Ramen (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Miso Ramen with okra, shiitake mushroom and carrot toppings Miso Ramen with nori shreds, shanghai green, mock meat and carrot toppings

Have I gone crazy about Ramen? No, not me! Just to finish up all the Ramen that was sitting in the freezer, so I decide to have a different variant – Miso. Miso Broth for Japanese Ramen is common. Veg*n version is not difficult to recreate. Of course, if you have good broth, it definitely gives this dish a boost. As for the shiitake mushroom and okra, you can blanch them in the broth prior to adding miso and rice wine to broth.

Oh yeah, keep the kelps to make a Seasoned Kelps side dish or added to this Miso Ramen if desired. Shredded kelps might looks more appealing compare to kelps in knots.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 2 Japanese Ramen, cooked
° 2 okra, sliced lengthwise and blanched
° 6 fresh shiitake mushrooms, blanched
° 10 slices carrot, for garnish
° some freshly spring onion, shredded or chopped

Broth
° small handful kelps in knot
° 3 slices ginger
° 750ml water
° 1 tablespoon miso or to taste
° 1 tablespoon rice wine (optional)

Method
1. Place the kelps, ginger and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove all the ingredients. Season to taste with miso and rice wine.
2. Meanwhile, place the ramen in each individual bowl, top okra, mushroom, spring onion and carrot.
3. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls and serve immediately.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are the mushrooms and mock meat in their original shape or you shaped them to make them more attractive?

Good weekend!
Sunny:-)

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hey Sunny,

The mushroom, I 'cut' them on top to have the pattern.

As for the mock meat, remember you mention a particular good mock meat that musty-try, i got something similar early this year and was sitting in my refrigerator till it comes to use :p Mock meat, I just sliced them.

On the whole, these presentation were not good enough, it was a rush job - so there is plenty space to explore.

Zen Art (Simplicity) or something with appropriate content arranged in the most efficient, graceful manner - SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL & BALANCED WAY. Nothing lacking. Nothing superfluous. Not decorated, but wonderfully designed. Looks GOOD, and also Tastes GOOD, was what I had in mind but due lack of time, with a hungry tummy and the perfect mood to do it nicely ...

There is a Taste as Good as It Looks workshop on 22 Aug 3pm @ $20 at NSM - on how to taste the most appetising food photos by Paul Seow.

More info - http://www.nationalmuseum.org.sg/nms/nms_html/nms_content_6c.asp?content_template=4&content_id=13&tab_id=13&cine_id=1363&fest_id=0


Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

interesting mock meat..nvr see b4 ;p SF

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi SF

It looks pretty, a product of Malaysia where I got from the wholesaler in Yishun industry park. Oh, tastes nice too.

Cheers :)

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