When I went to Japan I noticed that the most popular restaurants weren’t sushi places but ramen restaurants. As a matter of fact, there are more ramen restaurants than sushi restaurants in Japan. Ever since I’ve been back I’ve been looking for a good ramen restaurant in the Netherlands that is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Most ramen is made with a fish broth so even if you order a ramen with vegetables it isn’t vegetarian or vegan.
Luckily I found a place that serves a delicious vegan ramen! It’s called Vatten Ramen and it’ll soon have 3 locations in Amsterdam. Their first location at the Kerkstraat is currently being renovated. They’ve now opened up in what used to be Club Koffie at the Krugerplein in East. And they’ll be opening a 3rd location this year at the Zeedijk in the city centre.
The name Vatten Ramen comes from the triple crosses symbol of Amsterdam, ‘vatten’ means a cross in Japanese.
Besides the traditional ramen, they also serve vegan ramen at Vatten Ramen. Both the broth as the noodles can be ordered plant-based. The standard vegan ramen is served with rice noodles, zucchini, paprika, red onion, broccoli and tomato (vegetables are depended on the season). You can add extra ingredients to your ramen like spring onion, seaweed or fried garlic.
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