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Using chopsticks to grab a bite of gluten-free vegan Coconut Curry Ramen

As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, all I crave is tea and soup. Tea and soup.

No literally, just tea and soup. Oh, and hot showers and hot cocoa. I basically hibernate like a bear all winter.

Big pot with broth for delicious vegan Coconut Curry Ramen

While John and I don’t agree on all food choices (he hates sweet potatoes, but they’re my only love), we do agree that ramen is where it’s at and frequently seek it out for dinner – especially in the fall and winter.

I love how savory and comforting it is, and how amazingly full I get on broth, rice noodles and vegetables. It’s magic.

Origins of Ramen

Ramen is a popular noodle soup in Japan. And while the exact origin is uncertain, it’s thought to have originated in China and been introduced in Japan between the 17th and 20th centuries. You can learn more about the history of ramen here or take a deeper dive with this entire book about it!

Coconut Curry Ramen

I loved making vegan ramen last year and wanted to try it again. But this time, the broth was inspired by our go-to Portland ramen shop, Boxer Ramen.

Their vegetarian broth is insanely delicious and has a unique flavor profile. Although I was skeptical at first, the Thai-inspired coconut curry infusion just makes sense. It adds a whole other dimension to the broth – warmth, spice, slight sweetness. I’m in love.

Consider this my inspired version that requires just 10 ingredients and roughly 1 hour to make.

Sautéing mushrooms in a cast-iron skillet for our gluten-free vegan Coconut Curry Ramen recipe

I hope you guys LOVE this ramen! It’s:

Healthy
Savory
Comforting
Curry-infused
Perfectly spiced
Vegetable-forward
& Perfect for colder weather

This would make a delicious and comforting meal when you’re craving something light yet satisfying. The toppings and noodles are extremely versatile, so everyone can pick and choose how to style their bowls. This would be delicious on its own or paired with my 20-minute Asian Kale Salad or even these Spring Rolls with Cashew Butter Dipping Sauce. Dream big and eat ramen (new life motto).

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see. Cheers, friends!

Bowl of gluten-free vegan Coconut Curry Ramen for a fast and flavorful gluten-free plant-based meal

Coconut Curry Ramen

Savory vegan ramen infused with curry and coconut milk. Serve with sautéed portobello mushrooms and gluten-free noodles for the ultimate plant-based meal.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Using chopsticks to pick up a bite of delicious Coconut Curry Ramen
4.87 from 52 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Course Entree, Soup
Cuisine Chinese-Inspired, Gluten-Free, Japanese-Inspired, Thai-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 5 Days

Ingredients

BROTH

  • 2 Tbsp toasted or untoasted sesame oil*
  • 2 small knobs ginger (sliced lengthwise into long strips)
  • 10 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2 large onion (chopped lengthwise)
  • 5 Tbsp yellow or green curry paste
  • 8 cups vegetable broth (DIY or store-bought)
  • 4 cups light coconut milk
  • 2-4 Tbsp coconut sugar (optional // more to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric (optional // for color and more curry flavor)
  • 2 Tbsp white or yellow miso paste

FOR SERVING

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add oil, garlic, ginger, and onion. Sauté, stirring occasionally for 5-8 minutes or until the onion has developed a slight sear (browned edges).
  • Add curry paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes more, stirring frequently. Then add vegetable broth and coconut milk and stir to deglaze the bottom of the pan.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer on low for at least 1 hour, up to 2-3, stirring occasionally. The longer it cooks, the more the flavor will deepen and develop.
  • Taste broth and adjust seasonings as needed, adding coconut sugar for a little sweetness, turmeric for more intense curry flavor, or more sesame oil for nuttiness.
  • About 10 minutes before serving, prepare any desired toppings/sides, such as noodles, sautéed portobello mushrooms, or green onion (optional).
  • Just before serving, scoop out 1/2 cup of the broth and whisk in the miso paste. Once fully dissolved, add back to the pot and turn off the heat. Stir to combine.
  • Either strain broth through a fine mesh strainer (discarding onions, garlic, and ginger or adding back to the soup) or ladle out the broth and leave the onions, garlic, and ginger behind.
  • To serve, divide noodles of choice between serving bowls. Top with broth and desired toppings. Serve with chili garlic sauce or sriracha for added heat.
  • Best when fresh, though the broth can be stored (separate from sides/toppings) in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Notes

*You can sub sesame oil for coconut, but the sesame adds a nice rich nutty flavor to the ramen that I prefer.
*Ramen is a popular Japanese dish the originates from China and the addition of coconut milk and curry paste is Thai-inspired.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated using brown rice noodles and mushrooms with no additional toppings.
*If using ramen noodles, this recipe would not be gluten free.

Nutrition (1 of 4 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 528 Carbohydrates: 71.5 g Protein: 9.7 g Fat: 25 g Saturated Fat: 13.9 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 639 mg Fiber: 7.4 g Sugar: 16.1 g

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  1. Beau says

    This recipe is amazing! I made it using your green curry paste and vegetable stock recipes on your site. Delicious….. just wish I had double or tripled the mushrooms on the first batch.

  2. grace says

    I am not fond of heat, do you think I can use fresh curry chopped up, and how about turmeric can I use fresh?

    thanks in advance

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Grace, we think you might prefer this recipe instead. We don’t think curry leaves would have the same flavor profile as curry paste.

  3. Felicity says

    I subbed half red curry paste – as I had an open jar I wanted to use up. I had no miso paste, I used Gotchujang sauce instead, which has miso paste as an ingredient.. this ended up adding a really yummy taste!
    I think the most important part of this recipe is getting the base broth right – the onions, garlic, ginger, veggie broth and coconut milk.
    I served it with rice noodles, small mushrooms, tofu and spinach. This is a great meal to make using things already in your pantry. Hearty, filling and delicious!

  4. Chloe says

    Whilst this tasted nice, this is the first recipe on your site that has completely thrown me. Step 7 is confusing (as queried in one of the reviews) and on top of this, it seems to be more of a Laksa than a Ramen given the coconut milk and red curry paste, in which case I would have bought bean shoots etc to adapt it.
    Maybe the Australian versions of Ramen are Laksa are different to the American versions? I think that in the future if I want a vegan Laksa I’ll look up a Laksa if I want a Ramen I’ll look up a vegan ramen.
    Not quite sure how to rate this because it’s good….but it’s not a Ramen.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Chloe, thanks for the feedback! We’ll see if we can make that instruction more clear. As for Laska- we’ve never tried that- thanks for letting us know about it!

  5. Amanda says

    Wow. Just WOW. Unbelievably good. I didn’t find the need to add sugar, but I did add tumeric. I left the onions in the pot and thoroughly enjoyed them. I will note that they did get very soft after an hour. I used ramen noodles, white miso, and also added dehydrated mushrooms and well as fresh sauted. 10/10, will be making again soon.

  6. Ana says

    I didn’t have curry paste so I used curry powder. I only had half amount of vegetable broth so I put water so I doubled amount of miso. It turned out really delicious and we’ll definitely make it again

  7. Barbara says

    I have the great fortune to live near Portland and know, firsthand, how awesome Boxer Ramen Coconut Curry Ramen is! I was very excited to find this recipe, I wanted to surprise my vegetarian & vegan daughters with a care package of their own!
    It turned out pretty good for a first try. My main suggestions for improvement are:
    1.) Be careful sauteing the onions, ginger, and garlic. Medium-high on my stove was hot enough to scorch the garlic despite constant stirring… and it haunts my broth.
    2.) I used yellow curry paste. It was redder than the photo above, and too hot! I would have liked to know what brand Minimalist Baker used/recommends. Same with the miso.
    3.) I would have liked suggestions on how much coconut sugar/turmeric/sesame oil to add when adjusting the seasonings. I couldn’t quite figure out how to get the deep, round, umami flavor out of my broth that I love at Boxer Ramen.
    4.) The mushroom part of the recipe was outrageously good! Wow… don’t skip those!
    5.) I added other toppings that I enjoy on ramen… a jammy egg, some shredded chicken, and a chinese pickled radish condiment I like. It turned out gorgeous… I wish I could post a photo! it just wasn’t quite Boxer-tasting enough this try. But I’ll try again.

  8. Nia says

    I’ve never used curry paste- is this dish very spicy and how can I make it suitable for a child? He adores ramen and I really want to make him something that’s flavoursome but unfortunately not spicy as he can’t handle that!

  9. Ashley D Griffin says

    This is absolutely delicious – perfectly flavored like my favorite yellow curry at Thai restaurants! I followed the recipe closely, but the only mushrooms I had on hand were maitake, which were delicious when sauteed in soy sauce and used as the topper at the end. The flavor and aroma of this soup is divine. The pho rice noddles I used were a good choice.

    My adjustments for next time will be to add in some onions and carrots about 30 minutes into the simmer schedule. Because of the long simmering, the existing onions almost disintegrate by serving time (which I’m sure is intentional), and I would love to have some veggie chunks in the soup.

    This was the first I have used and even purchased miso and curry pastes, so it was a fun experiment, and definitely not steps to skip in order to get this flavor right.

    As a long time follower and user of this blog, I am again very impressed! This recipe will be added into my regular rotation. :) Thank you, Dana!

  10. Katie says

    This broth is such a great base! It made way more than 4 servings for me, probably around 8. Once the mushrooms ran out, I ended up sautéing some tofu & edamame which was equally delicious.

  11. Othir Santistevan says

    It is rare for me to prepare recipes I find online because many GOOD vegan recipes contain ingredients that are difficult for me to find in Mexico. Of the few that I have made have been of your site (vegan fried rice is my favorite!), since they have few ingredients is not so overwhelming to try to get each one of them.
    I also love the format in which you present the recipes, thank you for that.

    I just noticed that in your recipes you include the nutritional value and, I do not know if this interests you but, I think it would be cool if you append your recipes to the MyFitnessPal application. I’m not sure if that would help you have more scope, but hey, just an idea.

  12. Judy says

    Hi I would like to start using some turmeric …but I have bad reflux so have to eat non acidic,non spicy foods ….anyway I can incorporate would be appreciated…thanx,judy

  13. Kaitlan says

    I just made this (yes, in the dead of summer) and it was delicious.

    Here’s what I did differently: I followed the recipe but sauteed the ingredients in the pot of my instant pot using the “saute” function. I added the broth and milk and slow cooked everything all day.

    I made the mushrooms without the maple sryup, as I’m trying to reduce my sugar intake. My husband and I both said we wished we had more mushrooms, so if you like mushrooms, I would recommend doubling or even tripling the batch (we love mushrooms).

    I topped mine with the mushrooms and steamed broccoli and plan to add some roasted tofu next time.

    This will definitely go in my family’s dinner rotation. It was easy, delicious, and a great combination of flavors and cuisines.

  14. Rosie says

    This is one of my most go-to recipes! I always pair it with baked tofu and sauteed mushrooms with wholewheat noodles and oh man! I always grate the ginger and garlic in so that I don’t have to bother scooping it out at the end and I also use fresh turmeric which I grate in at the beginning with the garlic, onion and ginger too, which is really delicious!

  15. Felicia R Palmer says

    I made this using red thai curry paste, cabbage, shitake/cremini/oyster mushroom blend, tofu and spinach! I couldn’t throw in enough ingredients! So gooooood!!!!

  16. Cheryl says

    This recipes looks amazing! However, my husband cannot have a lot of sodium due to heart health. If I sub water for the vegetable broth will it take away from the taste? If so, any other alternatives? ?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Cheryl! I would recommend cutting the broth in half but not removing entirely as much of the flavor is held in the broth. Hope this helps!

  17. Hansika says

    This is my new favorite weeknight recipe! I actually use a carton of miso soup broth instead of veggie broth and miso paste to make it even easier, and I love adding some tofu or extra veggies!

  18. Grace says

    This was so delicious ! I wasn’t sure if my bf would like it, but he loved it! The flavors all blend together fantastically. Thank you !

  19. Cece says

    I have made this like 3 times in the past two weeks because it is absolutely INCREDIBLE. I’ve shared it with as many people as possible so they can bask in the heaven that is this ramen. It’s also my go-to meal to make when we have friends over and want to blow their minds. It’s just perfect, so thank you times a million for bringing this into my life.

    WARNING: Restaraunt ramen will no longer be as impressive unless you go to Japan (maybe).

  20. Julie says

    This was so good, and I’m so happy I tried this. If I could give it 6 stars, I would! I’ve made this twice since I didn’t get enough leftovers out of the first batch. The second time around, I minced the garlic and ginger and left it in for added flavor. I also added corn and chili garlic sauce to the green onion and mushrooms as toppings.

  21. MARIA JOSE ORUETA CABRERA says

    hey there! quick question: what would you use to replace the coconut milk and the miso paste? if there anything close to replace this amazing foods…husband cant eat them at the moment lol.
    thanks!!

  22. Jackie D says

    My boyfriend and I made this recipe last night – it was good! We were able to let the broth simmer for about 2 hours and added radish and topped it with a little cilantro, but we felt it was a little bit salty for us and might try unsalted vegetable broth next time.

  23. Linette says

    I’ve made this so many times, I can’t even tell you how many times, and it always hits the spot for my husband and me. So easy and so addictive.

  24. Megz says

    Made this and loved it. Added cubed tofu, baked until crispy in advance, and bokchoy. Also added lime juice and fresh cilantro right before serving. I omitted the miso because the curry paste I used had salt in it and didn’t want it getting any saltier, but it didn’t lack in umami even with this omission. Delicious! In the future, I want to try adding bamboo shoots and different kinds of edible fungus (I think these would soak up the wonderful broth in a delightful way).

  25. Lucy May says

    This looks delicious! I would love it if on your website you could ‘heart’ recipes and have a favourites page, so that i don’t lose track of all the recipes i want to make! Is this possible? :)

  26. Tejal says

    I made this two nights ago, using Thai and True’s green curry paste and added baby spinach and zucchini noodles (in place of actual noodles). I just had my first bowl – I was worried that the broth would be bland but, let me tell you, this was DELICIOUS! This is by far one of the tastiest things I’ve made. I think next time I’ll add bamboo shoots and snow peas. Thanks so much for this amazing recipe, Dana!

  27. Alex Sevigny says

    Made this last night. The recipe worked really well for me. Then I did a variation with kelp noodels and lots of sprouts that was awesome too. Thank you for a quick and easy recipe that works!

  28. marla says

    I just finished making the broth and THOUGHT I followed the recipe exactly. It’s too spicy to eat. And I love heat and curry. Is there a difference in yellow and green curry paste? (I used green). Maybe I used too much ginger? What could have given the broth so much heat? I never added tumeric. Is there any way to tame the heat at this point? I’m not giving up. I’m an accomplished cook and recognize a good recipe when I read it. I just need to figure out where I went wrong.

    • Megz says

      Obviously a very belated reply, but the heat is coming entirely from your curry paste. Spice levels vary widely from one paste to another, but it is standard for green to be quite spicy; the first ingredient is normally green chilis (hence the color). You may have totally followed the recipe (and the recipe is great) but the paste you’re using is too hot for your tastes. The only way to remedy an overly spicy dish that I know of is to follow the “solution to pollution is dilution” rule: add another can of coconut milk and more stock, then tinker with all non-paste seasonings till you get things in balance.

  29. Claudia says

    I made this for lunch today, and it was exquisite. I served it over rice, since the noodles I thought I had in the pantry were nowhere to be found. Topped it with crispy tofu, and everyone licked their bowls. Next time I think I will use full fat coconut milk for a bit of creamier texture, but I am sure that all boils down to personal preference (literally).

  30. DEB says

    Holy freaking crap. I can’t stop craving this! Made it last night for dinner, and leftovers for lunch today…I almost contemplated making it tonight for dinner again but that might make me a little crazy?! Anyway, thanks! The sesame oil makes everything taste aaaamazing!

  31. Rachel says

    Quick question since I get the feeling I will be putting this on the menu for this week: Is there a way that I could use my curry powder instead of buying curry paste? If so, how much should I use and when should I add it? If that won’t work, no big!

    Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Rachel! It looks like one other person has tried it and had success with using curry powder instead of curry paste. They used about the same amount as the paste. I would add it at the same time!

  32. Bristi says

    This was so delicious! I used man fun noodles (or rice noodles) for the actual soup. I also used minced ginger instead of slivers. Overall it is so good, it is becoming a staple in our house! Thank you for this awesome recipe!

  33. HeatherW says

    Yummy!!! I squirted some Braggs in my bowl but just one good squirt. I added avocado and did the mushrooms. SO GOOD. Worth the hour ?

  34. dani says

    Omg, this was so good. Tasted just like the horrific top ramen I used to eat only so much more fresh and delicious. I opted for zucchini noodles and didn’t strain the onions. Another note I fried the portobello mushroom as instructed for my bf though I do NOT like mushrooms. I gave it a try and this was the FIRST time in my life I actually thought mushrooms were “good.” My son and boyfriend loved this.

  35. Elena says

    I absolutely love this recipe–I’ve made it twice since discovering it. However, each time I make it I’m left with very little actual broth…is there something I’m doing wrong? I keep the heat very low, just enough to barely simmer, and leave it cooking for 2 hours.
    Is this normal/happening for anyone else? Such a disappointment to use a whole box of stock and see the small amount of broth left over.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Elena! It sounds like the broth is cooking down too much in the 2 hours you’ve got it on the stove top. Maybe try a lower cook-time? Hope this helps!

  36. Leah says

    Hello! I just wanted to make sure that it was in fact Thai curry paste that you used and not an Indian curry paste. I only have Thai red curry paste and was hoping to use that. Thanks!

  37. Leonardo says

    Thank you for sharing this recipe, I just did it and it tastes very good.
    I did not have mushrooms and fresh green onion, but I had some chickpeas and I steamed some pumpkin and green beans and I added them to the soup and the ramen and I can say that the whole was good.

  38. Barbora says

    Hi,
    I just came across to this and I wanna make it for dinner tonight but I don’t have coconut sugar and both pastes. The only one I got is red curry paste can I sub with that?

    Thanks in advance

    B

  39. Jen says

    I made this last night and it was so delish! Warm, comforting, and made the house smell fantastic. My meat eating husband loved it and said he didn’t even miss the meat bc portobello mushrooms really made it hearty. Thanks for the great recipe :)

  40. Brandon O. says

    Made this the other week and it was absolutely delightful. I sautéed cubes of tofu with the mushrooms, it was so good. Looking forward to make this again! thanks!

  41. Meghan says

    If you wanted to add meat to it, is their a certain type you would recommend? Thanks! Can’t wait to try this recipe tonight!

  42. Kristin Baker says

    I’m sitting down with a bowl of ramen as I type. I topped it with serranos, chives (they were turning, so I thought why not?), green onions and of course the mushrooms. Cilantro would be a nice addition too. Hmm, perhaps tomorrow. This is excellent. You never disappoint! Thank you for the ingenuity in the kitchen.

    I usually cook for only myself, but anytime I’m visiting my Mom and Jack or other family/friends, they jest about the concoctions I recreate, but are always blown away when they actually try it. My kudos to the chef, Dana.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi! I would have to say that they really are not interchangeable! If you do try it though, let me know how it goes!

      • Kristin says

        I made this using only curry powder in about the same amount as Dana used the curry paste. Turned out amazing still!

  43. Bridget says

    This was one of the best things I have ever made! Thank you! I used red curry paste (it was already opened) and chicken broth (I’m not vegetarian; it was what I had) but otherwise followed the broth recipe. I did use the turmeric and some powdered curry but omitted the coconut sugar, didn’t have any!
    I made the mushrooms, too with equal parts maple syrup, siracha, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar and threw it in the toaster oven at 400 for 30 min…then I had to sautée it anyway because it made too much liquid. Ah well, not everything works like you think it will.
    I also used “Banh pho” noodles, soaked them in cold water for around 30 minutes and then threw them into the broth and let it simmer for a minute or two. So much yum! Those noodles sucked up all that delicious flavor.
    Thanks again for a great recipe that was easy to follow and lays an awesome base you can add a personal creative spin to!

  44. Maria Elena says

    Hi. My daughter and I loved the recipe! Do you think the broth would freeze well? I’m looking for easy ideas for my daughter to put together a quick a delicious vegan meal since she is always on the run.

  45. Heather Johnston says

    I just made and ate this with my husband and it was DELICIOUS. i added portobello mushrooms and noodles to mine. I also left in the garlic, ginger and onion. Can’t wait to make it again!

  46. HL says

    Just made this tonight and holy moly it’s good – perfect for cold and flu season. Next time I’m going to double the broth and freeze half. I used green curry paste which was delicious but not near as attractive as the pics above. I’ll search for yellow paste. Thanks for the lovely dinner!

  47. Maureen says

    This was delicious and simple. My husband said, “I hit it out of the park”, with this one. ???? I found gluten free ramen noodles at Whole Foods. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks!

  48. Dawn says

    I read this recipe and knew where to go on my recent work trip to Portland. Lucky for me Boxer Ramen was right down the street and I had the veggie coconut curry. It was so good. I don’t know what they put in that broth to make it so delicious. I ate way more of it than I probably should have. Now I’m even more inspired to make it at home! Thanks for the recipe and the restaurant recommendation.

  49. SJ Cory says

    I used spiralized zucchini and was pleasantly surprised how well the noodles held up. Totally forgot the ginger, but the soup was still warm and amazing. It really hit the spot. Thank you.

  50. Sarah says

    I made this last night. I adapted it a bit to accommodate things I already had in the house, and added a protein to make it more substantial. My local grocery store only had red miso paste, so I omitted it this time around. I used chicken broth (what I had on hand), green curry paste, and yakisoba noodles I found in the produce section of the store. I also cooked some sliced pork in with the mushrooms + sauce. (So. Good.)

    My husband is out of town, so I was making dinner for myself and a picky eater (my son). He ate two bowls! It had the perfect amount of spiciness and great texture + flavor. I added a dash of salt and turmeric, but otherwise it didn’t need much adjusting. I served it with sriracha and chopped green onion. This one is going in the recipe book!

  51. Kevin Singh says

    Amazing recipe! A very interesting combination of ethnic flavors, it reminds me of our coconut lime noodle soup.

  52. Nancy says

    Excellent and incredibly solid recipe. Make this is triple or even quadruple batches, the broth is amazing but I was disappointed in how small the recipe was. We subbed out shitakes for portabellas and it’s still delicious

  53. Heather says

    Delicious! Brown rice spaghetti worked for the noodles. It was a bit more spicy than I usually like, but since we’re fighting colds, in this case it was fine. I’ll probably use a little less chili paste next time. I only had time to let the broth cook about 40 minutes, so I will definitely make it again to see what the longer time does.

  54. Bec says

    Great recipe – combines so many of my favorites! Just perfect for a grey dreary cloudy day – so many of those!! Thank you!

  55. Suzy says

    WOW! The mushrooms and green onion definitely add a little extra zing. I would have like it a bit thicker (simmer without lid on?), but the flavor was excellent! Husband’s comment: this’ll be great on a cold, winter day!

    So 2 thumbs up, 5 stars, and numerous kudos! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  56. Suzy says

    It’s on the stove and smells great. I’m about to saute the mushrooms and cook the noodles. BUT, the directions still have an error: “Either strain broth through a fine mesh strainer (discard onions and ginger or add back to the soup), or ladle out the broth and leave the onions and mushrooms behind.” ….leave the mushrooms behind…” ? I’ll let you know how it comes out!

  57. Randy says

    Hello,

    I did this recipe yesterday and it was delicious, although I did the mistake to use low sodium vegetable broth and I had to add additional salt to the broth.
    I have one question, is it possible to find vegan Miso paste? The only one I could find was at Walmart and it contains fish.

    Keep up the good work!

  58. Tiffany says

    Hi! Pardon my ignorance here – when you have mentioned the different types of noodles we can use and the ramen clicks through to another link – do we follow this recipe entirely for the ramen noodles – so it would end up being approx 20 ingredients all up – or are u just referencing the brand of ramen and amount – so buy, boil and add as per this recipe? So sorry for the silly question, but I honestly have no idea. Thanks so much!

  59. Susanna says

    Dana, I used wheat ramen and it absorbed ALL of the yummy liquid. It became a very lovely noodle dish, but I want to know what noodles you used so that I can have a lovely noodle soup instead. Also, the mushrooms were fantastic, what a great addition!

  60. Lacey says

    This recipe turned out well.

    The two grocery stores I went to didn’t carry miso paste, but I did find boxed (vegan) miso broth hidden within one store’s broths/stocks section. So instead of using a full carton of vegetable broth for this recipe, I used half that and half miso broth.

    At first I wished I used full fat coconut milk instead of light, but because I let the soup simmer for so long, it ended up reducing a lot and became the perfect consistency.

    I left in the onions, garlic, and ginger for texture, used curly ramen noodles, and added extra turmeric. Instead of mushrooms, I sautéed red bells and (lightly baked) tofu with soy sauce and sesame oil. I also added in a few fix-ins, like scallions, raw spinach, avocado, garlic chili sauce, and black sesame seeds.

    Turned out great!

  61. Janet says

    Dana,
    Thank you so much for your reply! I wound up using a red curry paste and also tossed in a sprinkle of dry curry as well. You delivered yet another 5-star recipe. My husband and I just finished and it was so flavorful and delish. We kept all of the goodies in the broth for added flavor and did add in the turmeric as well as green onion and portabellas that you suggested for the toppings. Thank-you for sharing this awesome dish!

  62. Samantha says

    I made this last night, and it was delicious!

    I didn’t have time to simmer the broth for more than an hour, but it still came out well. I also sautéed some red peppers with the portobello mushrooms, which added some nice flavor/texture to the dish. (Your suggestion of sautéing the mushrooms in sesame oil, soy sauce, and maple syrup was AMAZING, by the way! This will be my go-to trick from now on!) For the noodles, I used brown rice ramen noodles, which were okay, but ended up being a little too mushy. Next time, I’m going to try to find regular ramen noodles, or use wide (pad thai style) rice noodles.

    Besides those modifications, everything came out scrumptious! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I can’t wait to make it again!

  63. Chelsea says

    Made this a couple nights ago. My boyfriend and I are fans! I think the sauteed portobello mushrooms complemented the curry broth very well. I also added a soft boiled egg for some extra substance. Next time I will add some veggies too. Thank you for the recipe!

  64. Janet says

    Hi! So a couple questions.. Can I sub dry curry spice mix in lieu of the curry paste? And what type of noodles are pictured here? They look amazing and waaaay heartier than traditional ramen noodles (the thin crimpy-looking kind).
    Thanks so much! I can’t WAIT to make this.. I just know it’s going to be amazing. You da best.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Janet! These are pad thai rice noodles, but ramen noodles are still my favorite! Also, curry paste will give you a way better flavor, but you could try a dry mix! Let me know how it goes.

  65. Julie says

    I just made this, and it was delicious! I got a bit lost on step 7 though. Strain the onions and mushrooms… when did we add in the mushrooms? Why would we want to strain them out? I did strain out the onions, garlic and ginger sticks… then added sauteed mushrooms to the bowls with noodles, poured broth over and had a feast. Thank you!

  66. Meera says

    I can’t find the bit where it says there are mushrooms in the broth. i think I’m reading it wrong. “Discard the onions and mushrooms?”

  67. Erin says

    Wow, I cannot wait to make this recipe tonight! I especially love it because I have all the ingredients on hand, which is NOT usually the case for ramen recipes I see. My husband doesn’t do mushrooms (and I don’t have them on hand anyway), so I’ll be subbing those out for tofu. Because the kale in my garden is currently going nuts, I’ll probably throw some kale in there too. Thank you for doing my meal planning for me!

  68. Denisse | Le Petit Eats says

    Ramen is ev-er-y-thing. I’ve never thought to make a coconut curry version though, it sounds lovely!

  69. Alina says

    This recipe looks yummy! Would be perfect for the season. Only thing is I don’t eat legumes so can’t use the miso paste (it’s soy based). Anything I can substitute? Thanks Dana!!!

  70. Hannah says

    I made this last night, and it was so good! I was able to let it sit on the stove for 2 + hours, so leftovers should be even better :) Super versatile too (I ended up adding red cabbage and bell pepper). Also, I would say it kind of desperately needed a hit of acid…so i used up one of the cut lemons I had in my fridge. Thanks for the easy and oh-so-comforting recipe!

    • sasha says

      I made this last night- wow, wow, wow, wow, next times will make more so we will have leftovers, added roasted cauliflower, thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo muxh

  71. Leo Sigh says

    This sounds really good. Will definitely be trying it as I just moved to Vienna, Austria and it’s much colder than I’m used to :)

    I also lived in Thailand for 14 years and love curries made with coconut milk. This one definitely looks like it will hit the spot. Thanks a lot. Lovely photos too :)

  72. Kathryn says

    This looks like the perfect thing to make on a dreary day like today. Do you think it would work with red curry paste instead of yellow or green?

  73. Maria says

    Tea, soup, and anything curry or ginger infused. And you put both in this soup! So… this soup will be happening very shortly!! Yum!!! I think I have some Udon noodles, those should work;)

  74. Brian says

    Thank you. I’m going to definitely try this recipe because my wife & I love all things ramen & since we’re both foodies living in Portland we’re definitely going to try Boxers.

  75. Melissa @ So Much Yum says

    First of all, this recipe is going into my must-make list!
    Second… Your husband doesn’t like sweet potatoes?? I guess I can’t judge too much, my husband doesn’t like bell peppers or chia seeds! Silly men.

  76. megan says

    Hi, loving your blog and your book, especially as a fellow Portland dweller. Quick question – what would you sub if you did not like mushrooms for a more filling meal? Thanks!

  77. Georgie @ Healthy Pears says

    yassss! I’ve been wanting to try ramen for ages! Everyone says Portland has some really good ramen – now i know where to go and how to make it at home! thanks!

  78. Aleksandra says

    I totally get you on the tea and soup cravings, although my go-to for winter will always be pea and mint (unusual, I know!).

  79. Laura @ Raise Your Garden says

    Okay, I would never think to make this on my own. Like never. And it looks absolutely scrumptious. I love the ginger in this recipe, lately, I’m needing lots of ginger to make my life go smoother these days. And the coconut is lovely too!