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Vegetarian Ramen in L.A.?

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Aristotelian Mar 6, 2006 10:06 PM

I have seen a bunch of ramen threads, including a recent one. Yet as a vegetarian, I am wondering, will there be anything there for me? With all due respect to the purists, does anyone have recommendations for a ramen house in L.A. with a vegetarian option? Does such a thing exist? I am willing to drive, but I would prefer something to the east of hollywood. Thanks for any recommendations.

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    quik RE: Aristotelian Mar 6, 2006 10:22 PM

    Mr. Ramen:341 1/2 E 1st St, Little Tokyo. They use a vegetable broth but I really didn't like this restaurant much.

    Also, the Ajisen Ramen chain has a vegetarian option but I am not sure if their broth is meat/fish based.

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      ladelfa RE: quik Sep 1, 2006 11:09 PM

      Mr. Ramen will substitute vegetarian broth for the pork-based one in any of their soups. But don't get the "vegetable" Ramen -- it's boring. Get the "curry" Ramen instead.

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        will47 RE: quik Feb 14, 2007 05:42 PM

        I know I'm way late on the followup here, but just for the "archives" my understanding is that none of Ajisen's broths are vegetarian, but they do have a vegetarian noodle dish that (AFAICT) is vegetarian and probably vegan (no egg in the noodle). Your milage may vary.

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        rickmond RE: Aristotelian Mar 7, 2006 12:42 PM

        chabuya (on sawtelle) has a veg ramen either on their menu already or in the works.

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          Danish RE: rickmond Sep 1, 2006 08:13 PM

          I went to Chabuya last night and they didn't have any vegetarian ramen. the only vegetarian items they had on the menu are edamame, a side salad, and a ramen salad that they can make vegetarian.

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          duckduckgoose RE: Aristotelian Mar 7, 2006 06:56 PM

          Ramenya makes a clear broth that is vegetarian. I went to Chabuya twice and the first time they didn't have the vegatable ramen made. I prefer Ramenya once I did finally eat Chabuya. Ramenya is on Olympic just west of Sawtelle.

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            Dana RE: duckduckgoose Mar 20, 2006 12:10 PM

            I went to Ramenya yesterday and they said all their soups are made with chicken broth.

          2. Skunk2Racer RE: Aristotelian Feb 14, 2007 09:09 PM

            How Do You make An All Vegetarian Ramen???!!! So SOLLY.......

            1. arifa RE: Aristotelian Feb 24, 2007 08:33 AM

              kansai in pasadena makes a mushroom-based broth that is really tasy. they have udon and soba. my old boss actually liked the mushroom broth better than the one she had.

              1. Skunk2Racer RE: Aristotelian Feb 24, 2007 11:23 AM

                Oh yeah i guess you could use Kombu & Shitake..... Duh

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