This soup was created as a pure representation of a classic shoyu ramen with one big difference: the broth is vegetarian! The idea was to create a pure, clean broth that is enhanced by shoyu tare and a special “vegetarian fat.” It’s served with roasted tomato, enoki mushrooms, and koji tofu. The specially formulated noodles are made with rye flour.

Ivan Orkin fell in love with Japanese cuisine while working as a dishwasher at a sushi bar at age 15. After culinary school and jobs in some of NYC’s top kitchens, he moved to Japan full-time, and at the suggestion of his wife, he opened a ramen shop. This move seemed destined for failure in a country where ramen enjoys a cult-like status. Incredibly, Ivan not only succeeded, but it became one of the top ramen shops in Tokyo. In 2012, he made a triumphant return to New York, and the following year he opened Ivan Ramen there to huge crowds and critical acclaim.

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This package serves 2 people and includes everything you need to make 2 bowls of veggie ramen.

Veggie Ramen Kit Includes:

  • Scallions (1 oz)
  • 2 Slices Roasted Tomato (each 1.5")
  • 8 pcs. Koji Tofu (each 1")
  • Enoki Mushrooms (3 oz)
  • Mesclun (2 oz)
  • 2 Portions of Rye Noodles (about 15.5 oz total)
  • Vegetable Fat (1.5 oz)
  • Shoyu Tare (2.5 oz)
  • Soy Reduction (0.35 oz)
  • Vegetable Broth (19 oz)

Ingredients

  • Scallions
  • Roasted Tomato – Tomato, Garlic, Canola Oil, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, White Sugar, Water, Sea Salt
  • Tofu Koji – Tofu [Water, Non-GMO Soybeans, Nigari (Magnesium Chloride)] Koji (Koji Cultured Rice, Filtered Water, Sea Salt, Alcohol)
  • Enoki Mushrooms
  • Mesclun
  • Rye Noodles – Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid], Water, Rye Flour, Contains 1% Or Less Of Wheat Gluten, Salt, Kansui (Sodium Carbonate, Potassium Carbonate, Sago Starch
  • Vegetable Fat – Aonori, Kombu, Chipotle Powder, Oil Canola, Garlic
  • Shoyu Tare – Onion, Apple, Garlic, Ginger, Canola Oil, Soy Sauce [Soybeans, Wheat, Salt, Alcohol, Water], Sake, Mirin [Glucose Syrup, Alcohol, Rice, Corn Syrup, Salt, Water]
  • Vegetable Soup – Onion, Cabbage, Carrot, Leek, Eggplant, Garlic, Shiitake Dried, Canola Oil, Kosher Salt

ALLERGENS Contains: Soy, Wheat, Gluten

Instructions / Storage

  • This package ships partially frozen with ice packs, may thaw in transit.
  • The Chef recommends this kit be cooked within 2 days of receiving it.
  • Upon arrival, place ingredients in the refrigerator until you’re ready to prepare.
  • If planning to cook outside the recommended window, place vegetable broth, vegetable fat, shoyu tare, soy reduction, Pork Chashu and rye noodles in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
  • For all remaining ingredients, freezing is not recommended.
  • Shoyu tare, soy reduction can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
  • Vegetable fat can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Rye noodles can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Vegetable broth, roasted tomatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Tofu koji, enoki mushrooms can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Scallions, mesclun can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

To Serve

  • Set roasted tomatoes, koji tofu, enoki mushroom, and rye noodles aside to come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Keep mesclun in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Place the bags of vegetable fat, shoyu tare and soy reduction (in original packaging) into a bowl of warm water until ready to use.
  • ​In a large pot, bring 6 quarts of unsalted water to a boil. Make sure there is enough water to keep at a rolling boil once noodles are added.
  • In another pot, combine the vegetable soup, vegetable fat, shoyu tare and soy reduction with a whisk. Bring to a boil then remove from heat immediately. Note: Do not allow the soup to boil continuously, this will make it salty as it reduces.
  • On a dish, gently fluff the noodles and separate them with your hands to avoid clumping. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, add the noodles and stir constantly. Cook for 50-60 seconds until al dente; Drain thoroughly in a strainer.
  • Place the noodles at the center of the bowls, evenly divided.
  • With a ladle, carefully divide the hot soup evenly between the bowls.
  • Working clockwise, place the roasted tomatoes next to the ramen, followed by the tofu koji, mesclun, then finishing with sliced scallions. Prop a small bunch of enoki mushrooms up against the side of the bowl.
  • Enjoy and happy slurping!
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Shipping Details

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REVIEWS

Timing, taste and instructions were spot on!
Jessica S. - Spokane, WA
10/24/22
The flavors and texture were great
Nick S. - Sparta, NJ
10/24/22
The chashu pork was delicious and everything was easy to prepare.
TIFFANY B. - Sherman Oaks, CA
10/24/22
Everything stayed fresh in transit. It was fun to make and it tasted AMAZING.
Katelyn G. - Denver, CO
10/24/22
We just LOVE Ivan Ramen (vegetarian style) at our house! The broth is amazing. Can't begin to imagine how they get that delicious taste. Umami to the nth degree!
Debra H. - Bethlehem, PA
10/24/22
Ivan Ramen has a really good flavor. Their veggie tofu ramen is really excellent with rich umami flavors.
Nicholas C. - Calera, OK
03/28/22
The taste of Ivan Ramen's Creations greatly exceeded expectations! The kits were fun to put together & 'I' received many compliments for the wonderful meal.
Christine B. - Gurnee, IL
02/07/22
Great options, easy to use web site. Arrival and prep instructions were so helpful. All the ingredients were marked well. Also very FRESH. The soft eggs were incredible if only I could get my own so perfect.
Deborah C. - Millersville, MD
01/30/22
The food was fantastic. Best ramen we ever tasted.
Daniel C. - Cincinnati, OH
01/30/22
The food that was delivered was delicious, as expected! I ordered a ramen kit from Ivan Ramen. I used to live in New York, and visited their shop often and I've missed their ramen quite a bit. In fact, I've been literally dreaming about it. I learned about Gold Belly while I was longingly looking through their website one day and I ordered immediately! I was also excited to share the ramen with my parents. This was especially true for my dad, who has recently gone though cancer treatments that currently leave him unable to eat many solid foods or taste very strongly. The ramen was a great food to share with him, and he agreed that the broth, noodles, and ramen egg was all delicious which was a big win!
Kristin A. - Mexico, ME
01/18/22
Arrived on time and was absolutely beautiful, restaurant quality with clear instructions. Best get well package ever sent.
Chris W. - Redding, CT
01/12/22
Everything! Packed well. Fun to make. Was a great Christmas surprise for my family!!
julie c. - Center Conway, NH
12/28/21
Shipped and arrived on time. It was a gift and recipients commented on the excellent quality and flavor profile of the chef kit.
Meghan W. - Seattle, WA
12/27/21
Order was great. It was a gift and was incredibly loved. The class went great and the food was delicious
Dan F. - Providence, RI
10/23/21
This was such an amazing experience. The ingredients were fresh and carefully prepared and packed, and the class was easy to follow. Chef Ivan was so great and so generous with his time, knowledge, and advice. And of course - the ramen was delicious!
Patrycja O. - Hudson, OH
10/23/21
The entire experience went well. Goldbelly's pictures and storyline about the quality of the meal had me clicking to order. The meal shipped rapidly and arrived in perfect condition. Goldbelly kept us informed every step of the way. Chef Ivan was ramen smart and entertaining. Cooking instructions were easy. We were prepared to cook with the chef from the get-go. Questions, if any, were answered live. The meal tasted great, and yes Chef, we slurped those noodles. An entire fun evening went well.
Dennis B. - Munising, MI
10/22/21
Chef Ivan was very generous with time, kind, and down to earth. Good production value from him and Goldbelly. Food was delicious and class informative. Great experience.
Christian L. - Hillsborough, NC
10/22/21
It's honestly my favorite site. I send food to so many people and they all love it. This time was for a friend who just had surgery. Veggie Ivan ramen. Amazing. I'm such a fan.
Heather E. - Shutesbury, MA
10/16/21