It's goodbye to bright and sunshiney summer, and hello to the rainy season. And when we talk about cooler cuddle weather, a bowl of piping-hot noodle soup is always the comforting choice on top of everyone's must-eat list. But when we talk about ramen, it's always usually about that hearty pork bone or chicken broth and along with it, the traditional toppings of chashu and egg. For someone cutting down on meat or is strictly vegetarian or vegan, is there a ramen bowl out there you can enjoy? The answer is: yes.
If you're going meatless but craving for the noodle soup good for the soul, find your way to Forbestown in BGC and head to SUSI, the neighborhood's vegan restaurant. Here, everything they offer is absolutely meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and cruelty free. All food here is also made from scratch, including this Vegan Spicy Ramen.
SUSI's Vegan Spicy Ramen gets its flavorful broth by combining a mushroom base with soymilk so you get a light and creamy soup, which is also slightly sweet and smokey. The noodles used here are eggless and gluten-free, too. And instead of the usual soft boiled egg and slices of braised pork, this ramen is topped with tofu cubes and shiitake mushrooms, and its medley of vegetables (carrots, bokchoy, nori) provide different kinds of textures with every slurp.
It's good to know that we're not limited to basic and boring salads in the metro when we want a more vegetable-driven and meatless diet whether it's because of the mood you're in, health reasons, or want to do your own little part in reducing carbon footprint. So for vegans and vegetarians who have been long starving for a soul-soothing bowl of ramen, you know where to go.
The Dish: Vegan Spicy Ramen (P395)
Where to Find it: SUSI, located at the ground floor of Forbes Town Center, Forbestown Road near Burgos Circle, BGC, Taguig. The restaurant is open daily from 11am to 10:30pm. Call 833-7874, and follow SUSI on Facebook (/susiphilippines) and Instagram (@susiph).