Spicy Vegan Korean Ramen Recipe With Bacon and Sausage

Christina from East Meets Kitchen shows us how to make spicy Korean ramen vegan.

Fancy a bowl of vegan Korean ramen? This vegan Korean ramen recipe is packed with flavor and is super easy to make.

Christina Ng of East Meets Kitchen shows us how to make this authentic Korean dish. The recipe features ramen powder, a spicy Korean sauce, and a ramen base. In addition to noodles, the base includes vegan bacon and sausage, plus a couple of tablespoons of corn and kimchi.

Top the dish off with roasted seaweed and green onion for a flavor-packed meal to remember.

This spicy vegan Korean ramen features plant-based bacon and sausage. | Christina Ng/LIVEKINDLY
This spicy vegan Korean ramen features plant-based bacon and sausage. | Christina Ng/LIVEKINDLY

Spicy Vegan Korean Ramen Recipe with Bacon and Sausage

15 mins to prep
15 mins to cook
Vegan

Ingredients

Ramen powder:

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon miso powder
  • 1 teaspoon seaweed powder
  • 1 tablespoon dehydrated vegetables

Spicy Korean sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ramen noodle seasoning
  • 3 teaspoons Korean chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons brown rice syrup
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean chili paste)

Ramen base:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 packages Korean ramen noodles
  • 10 slices vegan bacon
  • 2 links vegan sausage
  • 2 tablespoons corn kernels, frozen and thawed
  • 2 tablespoons kimchi 

Ramen garnish:

  • 2 pieces roasted seaweed, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 stalks green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame

Preparation

  1. 1
    In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the ramen powder: garlic powder, onion powder, miso powder, seaweed powder, and dehydrated vegetables.
  2. 2
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the spicy Korean sauce: garlic powder, ramen noodle seasoning, Korean chili powder, soy sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown rice syrup, and green chili paste.
  3. 3
    In a pan on medium-high heat, add oil and cook vegan bacon until mildly crispy. Remove from the pan and cook vegan sausage links until browned.
  4. 4
    In a separate pan, bring water to a boil. Precook ramyun noodles for 1 minute. Remove from water and strain through cold water.
  5. 5
    In a medium pot, add 1 1/2 cups of water, add spicy Korean sauce, and bring to a boil. Add in the noodles, vegan bacon, sausage, kimchi, and corn. Garnish with green onion, seaweed, and toasted sesame. Cook on medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Ramyun refers to Korean-style instant ramen noodles, which are different from Japanese-style ramen. Also, when buying kimchi, verify that it is vegan, as it traditionally has fish or shrimp added for added flavor.

Can’t get enough vegan Korean ramen?

Same. Then try making vegan Korean-style cauliflower wings, which feature a sticky soy sauce glaze. The homemade stick sauce is equal parts indulgent and easy to make. Serve it as a main or enjoy it as a side.

If you liked the spicy kick of the vegan Korean ramen, try making this spicy tofu and meaty mushroom vegan Korean BBQ stir-fry. This nutritious meal incorporates sweet and savory flavors. It also features a zesty kick to tantalize your taste buds. This meal is a great option for meal prepping, too. Plus, it’s packed with protein.


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