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Abura Soba (brothless ramen)

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5 from 6 reviews

  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Abura soba (brothless ramen) made with pantry staple ingredients and ready in 5 minutes. Saucy, packed with flavour and super satisfying– perfect for a quick lunch or weeknight meal! (Vegan + Gluten Free Option)




  • 4 tsp sesame oil (20g)
  • 2 tbsp mushroom sauce (30g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp mushroom soup stock powder (5g)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (30ml // tamari for gluten free)
  • 1 tsp sugar (5g)
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar (15ml)
  • 23 tsp doubanjiang (5-10g)

To serve

  • 2 servings of ramen noodles, cooked (280-300g net weight cooked // gluten free ramen noodles as needed)*


  • scallions
  • seaweed
  • sesame seeds
  • aburaage (fried tofu pockets)
  • fried tofu puffs
  • baked tofu
  • bamboo shoots
  • shiitake mushrooms
  • tempura scraps (age dama)
  • wood ear mushrooms
  • enoki mushrooms


  1. Add all the sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk until combined. Add cooked ramen noodles and toss until all the noodles are well coated. Add your choice of toppings and enjoy!


  • Any style of noodles can be used for this recipe! Chinese style noodles, ramen noodles, udon noodles and even spaghetti turned into ‘ramen’ noodles. For gluten free, I recommend these gluten free ramen noodles. 
  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: entree
  • Method: mixing
  • Cuisine: vegan, gluten free, japanese


  • Serving Size: 1 serving