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Vegetarian ramen?

Naleiya Mar 29, 2007 04:07 PM

Does anyone know of where I could find vegetarian ramen - something with a veggie/mushroom based broth? Fish based broth is okay too. I am willing to go pretty much anywhere in LA or OC to try some good (non-meat) ramen.


  1. sll Mar 30, 2007 12:44 AM

    I'm pretty sure the ramen at San Sui on Hilhurst in Los Feliz is vegetarian. It's not great, not bad though - has lots of veggies and tofu, and is surprisingly spicy.

    1. MeAndroo Mar 30, 2007 09:22 AM

      There was a thread about this a while ago, but I'm not sure how much came out of it.


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      1. re: MeAndroo
        ladelfa Mar 30, 2007 12:26 PM

        Mr Ramen, in Little Tokyo, offers a vegetarian (no pork, no bonito) stock you can substitute for any noodle dish on the menu. I recommend the curry one. If you expand your horizons towards Chinese noodle dishes, Bean Sprouts Cafe in Arcadia makes a real good vegetarian "beef" noodle soup. And they make a mushroom broth for the vegetarian soups at Pho Cafe in Silverlake.

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        will47 Apr 3, 2007 03:23 PM

        Kansai, mentioned in the other thread, is pretty good. Very salty, possibly lots of MSG, but not bad. The gf and I have gone to Takeshi in Glendale, which has a broth they claim is vegetarian. It was pretty good... not sure how much I trust that it was veg, but worth checking out.

        If you eat fish, you should be able to eat ramen at a lot of places - lots of broth is made with just kombu and bonito. I don't have any good specific recommendations though.

        In addition to the other recommendations for Chinese and Vietnamese noodle places, you could try Indochine in Glendale - I think their broth is better than Pho Cafe's, though the vegetables aren't that great. Also, there's a veggie Vietnamese place waaay south on Rosemead - forget the name, but you can find it on this forum. And Tea Shaker, a vegetarian restaurant which is now in El Monte, has some good soups.

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