May 27

Curry Ramen

in Japanese, Main Course, Vegan

Bowl of curry ramen and optional toppings (takuan, toasted sesame seeds, green onions)

Curry ramen is one of the many types of ramen that you can find in Japan.  It is the fusion of two wonderful worlds–Japanese curry and Japanese ramen.  Since I shared my method for making curry roux blocks with you earlier this month, I thought I would share another way to use the blocks, other than making Japanese curry rice.  So here is my version of curry ramen, using the curry roux blocks!

prepped ingredients for curry ramen: baby bok choy, soy curls, carrot, potato, crimini mushrooms

You can use whatever vegetables you want, but I’ve included carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, and baby bok choy in my version.

different steps of making curry ramen: sauteing onions, adding curry roux blocks and vegetables, cooking noodles

The method is almost identical to making curry rice.  You just add more liquid and serve it with noodles, instead of rice.  I also tend to use different toppings, like lots of sliced green onion and toasted sesame seeds.

bowl of curry ramen and assorted toppings

Curry Ramen

Curry ramen is one of the many types of ramen that you can find in Japan. Here is my version of curry ramen, using my recipe for curry roux blocks.  

Servings 6
Author Rachael Hutchings,


  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced vertically (end to end)
  • 1/2 curry roux recipe (3.25 ounces/92 grams)
  • 6 cups vegetable stock (or broth made with bouillon of choice)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 large yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 ounces crimini mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup soy curls, broken into small 1/2-inch pieces and rehydrated in 1 cup of broth (you can substitute 2 cups of your protein of choice)
  • 2 baby bok choy, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices--separate the thick stem pieces and greens into 2 different piles
  • 12 ounces dried ramen noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • Toppings (optional): toasted sesame seeds, thinly sliced green onions, thinly sliced takuan (pickled daikon radish)


  1. Preheat a wok, or large pot, over medium-high heat.  Add the onions and dry saute, adding a splash of water as needed to prevent burning, until the onions have softened.

  2. Add the curry roux with a bit of the vegetable stock, and stir to break it up and coat the onions.

  3. Add the carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, and soy curls.  Toss them to get them coated in the curry roux.

  4. Add the rest of the vegetable stock and stir everything together.  Bring the curry to a simmer, then cover the wok or pot, and reduce the heat to maintain a simmer (not an active boil).  Cook for 10 minutes.

  5. Add the pile of baby bok choy thick stem pieces to the curry.  Recover the wok/pot and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

  6. Add the pile of baby bok choy greens and cook for 1 minute.  

  7. Separate the cooked ramen noodles between bowls and ladle the curry over the noodles.  Add any desired toppings.  Serve immediately.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Mar June 22, 2021 at 7:21 pm

Do you think this can be made with a thai curry paste instead of your curry roux?


Erika from AmazingTalker July 25, 2022 at 1:14 am

Yum! Japanese curry goes so well with ramen!


stumble guys July 13, 2023 at 4:25 am

I think your idea will be copied and utilized to inspire the creation of many more ideas because it is brilliant and original.


geometry dash October 3, 2023 at 2:57 am

Let the curry paste brands guide you on getting the right level of spice and kick. With some simple adjustments, it makes a perfect substitute to create a more authentic Thai curry flavor profile.


weaver unlimited October 12, 2023 at 9:51 pm

It’s so yummy! Thanks for your recipes


fitness guideFG December 26, 2023 at 7:33 am

Allow the curry paste manufacturers to help you choose the ideal amount of kick and spice. It’s a great alternative to produce a more realistic Thai curry flavor profile with a few easy tweaks.


getbodyinshape December 26, 2023 at 7:38 am

Please keep on posting such quality storys as this is a rare thing to find these days.


Solar February 11, 2024 at 7:35 am

Great article! I loved how it provided clear and concise information on the topic.


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