Spicy miso ramen with glazed tofu

Comfort food for me means ramen. Especially when it has a warming spicy miso broth.

photo @foodie.yuki

I like to top my ramen with lots of veggies, mushrooms and tofu!

Tofu can be so tasty, especially when marinated in some sauce and then pan fried.

Spicy miso ramen

vegan, refined sugar free, dairy free
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
To drain the tofu30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Author: Yukiko Tanzi @foodie.yuki


Ingredients for the ramen

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp red miso
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal oelek
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 600 ml vegetable broth
  • 50 ml soy milk
  • 120 grams ramen

Ingredients for the glazed tofu

  • 300 grams super firm tofu
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


Make the tofu

  • Wrap the tofu with paper towels and place it on a plate.
  • Weight it down with a heavy object for 15-30 minutes to drain the water.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sugar and grated ginger.
  • Cut tofu into bite-sized pieces, place them in a bowl and coat with the sauce.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat, add tofu and cook until crispy on each side. Drizzle with sesame oil.

Make the ramen

  • In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil on medium high. 
  • Add the grated ginger and Sambal oelek and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the soy sauce and mirin and stir to combine.
  • Add 2 cups of broth and the soy milk.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the remaining cup of broth and the miso.

Now, add the miso and broth to the pot and whisk to combine.

  • Stir to combine everything. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
  • Right before serving, add the ramen noodles into the pot.
    Cook according to package instruction.
  • Add veggies, mushrooms, cilantro and the glazed tofu.

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