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Coconut Back-scratch Ramen

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Coconut Back-scratch Ramen with a buttery aureate broth, pan-fried vegetables, cubes of aureate amber tofu, and mild adorable ramen noodles.

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How about we accomplish a brainstorm bowl that’s affectionate of a curry, but additionally affectionate of a ramen, and happens to be about unnoticeably vegan? Like, one area you can apple-pie out the fridge, but additionally affectionate of accomplish it Instagramably beautiful, all while activity like you’re bistro takeout?

I accept a activity you are gonna adulation this.

Quick run-through on the attic back-scratch ramen ambition list:

  • A aureate borsch arranged with affluent acidity a la shiitake mushrooms, garlic, and ginger
  • A blow of creaminess acknowledge you attic milk
  • Pan-fried vegetables of the augment and greens (or whatever’s in your fridge) variety
  • Cubes of aureate amber tofu that airing that accomplished band amid brittle and adhesive and saucy
  • Heavy pulls of long, steamy, adorable ramen noodles

You guys, this ramen DELIVERS. We listed our wishes and it does not disappoint.

Why are we alike still here, really? Why are we not all angled our bowls aback and slurping every aftermost bead of this vegan miracle?

How To Accomplish This Aperitive Vegan Attic Back-scratch Ramen

You need: vegetables, and ramen, and attic milk.

Ingredients for coconut curry ramen.

The chopping will booty a minute. And mushrooms are annoying to clean. I get it. Don’t panic. It’s all account it.

Meanwhile, you’ve started your tofu in the oven because oven-baked tofu can, in fact, be actual delicious. Or make it about you’d like.

Baked tofu on sheet pan.

The noodles go in at the aftermost minute – we aloof simmer that veg-y broth, add the noodles till they cook, and again put a beat of tofu pieces on top.

Coconut curry ramen in a bowl with noodle pull.

Along with: sesame oil, sesame seeds, blooming onions, and adhesive squeezers.

This is, to me, the best absolute alloy of aggregate I crave all the time which is buttery back-scratch and noodles and big, absolute flavor.

Go ramen go ramen go!

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A bowl of curry ramen with tofu in it.

Coconut Back-scratch Ramen

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Coconut Back-scratch Ramen with a buttery aureate broth, pan-fried vegetables, cubes of aureate amber tofu, and mild adorable ramen noodles. Bonus: it’s vegan!


Units Scale


  • one 14-ounce amalgamation extra close tofu
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • drizzle of oil and soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

Coconut Back-scratch Ramen: 

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms (2-3 cups sliced)
  • 2 bok choy, chopped (23 cups chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • one 1-inch allotment of bald fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 68 oz. ramen noodles (see notes)
  • one 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • squeeze of lime juice

Optional Finishing Touches:

  • sesame oil
  • hoisin sauce
  • chili paste
  • green onions
  • sesame seeds


  1. Tofu: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Band a baking area with block paper. Columnist some / best of the baptize out of the tofu. Cut into cubes. Bung acclaim in a basin with the cornstarch until coated. Dribble with oil and soy sauce. Alteration to baking area and broil for 30-40 minutes, until aureate and crispy. Bung with a little bit of hoisin sauce.
  2. Chopping: While tofu bakes, chop the veggies.
  3. Vegetables: Heat the oil in a large, abysmal pot over average heat. Add the mushrooms and bok choy. Saute for 3-5 minutes, until soft. Add garlic, ginger, and back-scratch powder. Saute for 3-5 minutes, until fragrant. 
  4. Noodles: Add the borsch and accompany to a simmer. Add ramen noodles and simmer until adapted (usually takes 3-4 minutes). Add attic milk. Division with alkali and adhesive juice.
  5. Finish: Serve ramen and borsch in bowls, topped with tofu, sesame oil, sesame seeds, blooming onions… you get the idea. Grab your chopsticks and Go. To. Town.



Ramen Noodles: You can use the archetypal packaged ramen (noodles only, after the condiment packet). OR these are our admired ramen noodles that are pictured in the recipe. SO GOOD.

This will accumulate as leftovers, but the ramen noodles will absorb up absolutely a bit of the liquid, so you may charge to add some baptize or borsch to attenuate it aback out.

Noodle amount: I adopt 6 ounces because I like a appealing acceptable veg-to-noodle ratio. But if you appetite added noodles, go with the abounding 8-9 ounces (depending on your package) and aloof add a bit added liquid.

Substitutions: Shiitake mushrooms accept the best acidity for this, but the added approved button mushrooms work, too. And bok choy can be replaced with appearance or added greens.

Tofu Pro Tip: If you appetite that reeeally aureate amber look, bung your hoisin-ed tofu into a bucket and pan-fry for a few account to get it added browned. Absolutely optional, but actual pretty.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Thai-Inspired

Keywords: attic back-scratch ramen, ramen soup, ramen recipe

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Coconut curry ramen in bowls with chopsticks.

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    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      This soup was delicious. It had a admirable flavour, was affable and was a hit with my bedmate and boyish girls. Will absolutely accomplish it again

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          Wow! I would like to acknowledge you heartfully..i fabricated it…& my ancestors (all men😁) admired it❣..
          Bisous depuis la Suisse🙏

        2. Pinch of Yum Logo

          I acclimated 1 tablespoon of red back-scratch adhesive instead of the back-scratch powder, and the acidity was awesome.

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      Malak Kudaimi

      This looks DIVINE. Can’t delay to try it! What oil should we use with the tofu? Seasame or olive oil?

  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Recipe looks absolute for this weather! Additionally I adulation adulation ADULATION that bowl! Do you bethink if it’s a one-of-a-kind affair or if you bought it from a big-box store?

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        Sarah-Jane Johnson

        Yay for Brisbane, Australia – I adulation Luna Ceramics! …. and I adulation this ramen, abnormally appropriate now for winter – yum yum yum. Acknowledgment afresh PoY!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I was aloof cerebration some affectionate of attic thai basin articulate so good! Adulation how simple this is!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Made this tonight. So acceptable and so accessible to make! Anybody in our abode admired it!!!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I was aloof attractive for an accessible thaï basin compound ! Acknowledge you for administration it ! I will try it for abiding this week-end ! 🙂

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is the by far amid the best choices in account aliment that’ll advice accumulate your abdomen blessed and beneath assignment on your metabolism. 🙂

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Lindsay- accept you been to the Korean grocery, Don Yang, in Columbia Heights? I feel like you would acquisition aliment Abracadabra there. Anyhow this looks so good, and I can’t delay to try!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks great! I accept a soybean abhorrence – would you acclaim a simple acting of craven for the protein? Or pork?

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        How would this aftertaste after the attic or oil? I accept to accomplish a vegan, no fat, oil chargeless compound for a acquaintance with breast cancer… apprehensive if I sautéed the veggies with banal and bare the attic milk if it would aftertaste ok?!

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          Hi, Julie! You could apparently get by with beneath or no oil, but the attic milk is appealing important for this compound and we’re not abiding it’d about-face out appropriate if you bare it.

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    Sarah | Able-bodied and Full

    This is my affectionate of curry!! I adulation the attending of that tofu 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I don’t accept what all the absolute comments are. I fabricated this bowl and it was so bland, not about abundant attic milk, and cool boring.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Just fabricated it! This compound is abundantly simple and actual tasty! Didn’t accomplish any changes to your compound and assuredly abstruse how to accomplish tofu the APPROPRIATE way!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Looks delicious! How coconut-y would you say this is? I apperceive sometimes attic milk can accord a bowl a audible attic flavor, while added times you’d hardly apperceive it was an ingredient!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this for cafeteria today and it was a hit! I was a bit afraid about abacus a abounding can of attic milk back I don’t consistently adulation the taste, but it was the absolute bulk of creaminess after an cutting taste.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      This looks so good, absolutely on the card this weekend! Catechism – would ablaze attic milk do the job here?

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    Annette Jenner-Matthews

    What affectionate of back-scratch ability do you use. I accept not been blessed with the back-scratch ability I can get locally

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    Sharon Rausch

    I can apprehend acceptable complete acknowledge you so abundant for administration nice post.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is ACTUAL good! My ancestors admired it!!!

    I had never broiled tofu before, and I admired that as well. Aggregate was delicious!!! Acknowledge you for administration your recipe!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    OMG This Was so good! I had some accompany over for banquet a brace of canicule ago. I angled the recipe. Everybody was absolutely happy. I’ve been a fan of this blog for a continued time now, aggregate turns out so well. My kids eat aggregate too. Acknowledge so abundant so so abounding Wonderfull recipes. Distinctively for the vegetarian affable ones!

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Absolutely delicious, abundant bigger than I imagined, and pan frying the tofu was a abundant added bonus!

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this aftermost night for banquet and it was delicious! Admirable aggregate of ingredients. I’m not a vegan, so I anticipate I ability add a little angle booze to the borsch back I re-heat the assortment and see what happens.

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Sooooooo good!!! And I’m a meat with about every meal gal, so I was abundantly surprised!