KUURAKU – a Japanese restaurant with locations in Asia-Pacific, Canada and the United States – has introduced vegan ramen.
The ramen uses a plant-based soup, homemade noodles, and soy milk to give it a creamy texture. The launch comes in response to increased demand for vegan ramen worldwide, and follows significant R&D and trials.
“People are looking for food options that cause no harm to the environment.”
KUURAKU stated that it aimed at dispelling the notion that Japanese cuisine has few options for vegans and vegetarians. New ramen is also a good option for those who are flexitarians, or want to eat a lighter meal.
“We are confident that the introduction of vegan ramen will attract rave reviews from our satisfied customers and make our outlets hugely popular,” said Mr Kojiro Honda, co-owner and founder at KUURAKU India.
KUURAKU operates in Japan as well as Canada, India Sri Lanka, Australia and Indonesia.
The trend is growing
Ramen Impossible, a vegan restaurant in Amsterdam, opened a pop-up shop in London last month.