Today is a lazy day so I’ll be preparing a simple, savory meal of vegetable ramen mazemen and calling it a day! This dish will be part of a series on re-purposing Ramen noodles into delicious stir-fries and salad incarnations. I used to make this mazemen with curry instant noodles but since the brand I’m used to is not available here, I’ll be playing around with Ramen’s flavors instead.
There’s tons of vegetables to make this colorful, crunchy and pretty and it can be made vegan by subbing chicken stock with vegetable stock. With broccoli, carrots, mushrooms and baby corn, there’s a ton of textures to choose from. I’ll say this upfront though. Yes there is a lot of sodium. But if you already have Ramen in your pantry, you’ve already made that choice! If you don’t want to use bouillon cubes, you could add some thin soy sauce and oyster sauce instead to flavor it.