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Kimchi Ramen with Tofu
with shiitake mushrooms / snow peas

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Rich, hearty ramen has long been a community favorite, and it's no surprise - with few ingredients and not much time on the stove, it's still always greater than the sum of its parts. This version features savory mushrooms, crisp snow peas, and chopped kimchi for spice and depth.



Kimchi Ramen with Tofu:
  • Tofu, extra-firm - 16 oz , 1/2" / 1.3 cm cubes (vacuum-packed preferable)
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , chopped
  • Ginger, fresh - 1 Tbsp , grated
  • Mushrooms, shiitake - 8 oz , sliced (look for pre-sliced to save time; sub any mushrooms)
  • Kimchi - 1 cup , drained and coarsely chopped
  • Snow peas - 8 oz , chopped
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , chopped; white and green parts separate
  • Limes - 1 , wedges
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp + 2 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 6 cups
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Noodles, dried ramen - 6 oz
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp


  1. Tofu - If tofu is packaged in water, press out liquid first, like in this video. Then slice into 1/2” / 1.3 cm thick cubes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  2. Garlic / Ginger / Mushrooms / Kimchi - Prep as directed and store separately (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Snow peas - Chop into bite-sized pieces. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  4. Green onions / Limes - Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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  1. Heat Dutch oven with first portion of sesame oil over medium heat. Add white parts of green onions and mushrooms and saute until they begin to turn tender, ~3 minutes.

  2. Add garlic and ginger and saute until fragrant, ~1 minute.

  3. Add kimchi, stock, and soy sauce and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes to let the flavors come together.

  4. Add tofu and noodles and cook until noodles are tender (check package directions for recommended cook time).

  5. While noodles are cooking, heat a wok or saute pan with cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add snow peas to heated oil and saute just until bright green and crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. When noodles are finished cooking, stir in second portion of sesame oil and green parts of green onions. Squeeze half the lime wedges into the broth and stir. Taste the broth and adjust seasoning with additional soy sauce, sesame oil, or lime juice if needed.

  7. Divide ramen among serving bowls and top with snow peas. Serve with additional lime wedges. Enjoy!



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