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badideajeans Nov 21, 2011 05:08 PM

Is there a place to get vegetarian ramen in Portland? I'm craving something along the lines of Orochon Ramen in Los Angeles, which was vegetarian, miso-based and very spicy (you could dial it up or dial it down). You could also add a ton of toppings, though from the reviews I read that doesn't seem to be an issue.

But the article in WW kind of neglected to mention which ones were very spicy and/or vegetarian. Any suggestions?

  1. porky pine Nov 22, 2011 11:02 PM

    I'm pretty sure wafu does a veggie ramen. Ive been meaning to check it out myself.

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      chalmers Nov 24, 2011 02:29 AM

      The one at Wafu is excellent. There is an option to make it spicy, though I haven't done so, so can;t say exactly how spicy it gets.

      Mirakutei does a vegetarian ramen, but I couldn't recommend it. Miho also does, but I haven't tried it.

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        cheeseisheaven Nov 26, 2011 09:55 AM

        Boke Bowl has one, but i haven't tried it

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          elfinpdx Dec 16, 2011 09:56 AM

          I tried it a couple of weeks ago and it was GREAT. I can't wait to go back. I even had the yam noodles (gluten free).

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            chalmers Dec 16, 2011 09:08 PM

            Having recently tried Boke Bowl, I think I can confidently say that Wafu's is much, much better -- to my tastes, anyway (there's no such thing as "authentic" vegetarian ramen to measure it against). Wafu's is creamy, earthy and complex. I found Boke's pretty bland, and had to stir in an egg and pour on a generous amount of togarashi to put some flavor into it. Plus it doesn't come with any protein, you have to pay $2 extra just to get tofu (it already costs $8.50).

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