Monday, November 23, 2015

Vegetablian Germany 2 - Ramen at Muku in Frankfurt

MUKU is a ramen shop that was established in Frankfurt, Germany. Because of the great quality they also have a stall at Yokohama's Ramen Museum.
Entering the restaurant the waiters greeted us by calling 'Irasshaimaseeeen' and led us to a table. This and the whole atmosphere inside the shop nearly made us forget that we are actually in Germany and not in Japan.
And the vegan ramen was delicious!!! It was definitely one of the best we have had. Depending on where you are, this shop is surely worth a trip to Frankfurt :) !

It can be quite crowded, so it might be a good idea to reserve seats before you go there, especially if you go in a group.

vegan ramen

Kirin tab-beer and vegan kimchi starter

Address:
Dreieichstraße 7
60594 Frankfurt
Germany

Monday, November 16, 2015

Vegetablian Cooking 3 - Shiso Syrup


This is a super easy recipe for shiso syrup!
If you mix it with sparkling water and squeezed lemon it makes a great lemonade. And to make a cocktail you can just add vodka to the lemonade ᵔᴥᵔ !


Ingredients:
  • approx. 100g shiso leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar

Preparation:
  1. put water and sugar in a pot and boil it until the sugar dissolves
  2. add shiso leaves and turn to low heat
  3. after 5 min take the pot down from the stove
  4. take out the shiso leaves after 30 min and let the syrup cool down

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Vegetablian Germany 1 - Vegan Ramen in Berlin

We went to a japanese ramen restaurant in Berlin, Neukölln, called 'Men Men'. It's about a 10 min walk from Hermannplatz (U7/U8). The vegan choices are soy and miso ramen, salats, gyoza and edamame. We ate miso ramen for 7.90€, veggie gyoza for 3.50€ and wakame salat for 6.50€.
The ramen and gyoza were better and more authentic than others we have tried outside Japan. The soup was really good, the noodles itself were tasty, but if you compare them to the ones you get in Japan, they were quite different. The salat tasted good, but for that price probably not our choice again next time.
Eventhough we hoped for a bigger size for that price, it was tasty and a very atmospheric location, so we will go back when we are in Berlin and craving ramen :)!
When we checked out the other ramen places in Berlin, we will be able to compare their authenticities :).

vegan miso ramen


Address:
Weserstraße 16
12047 Berlin
Germany

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Vegetablian Cooking 3 - Shiso Pesto





We love shiso! So we tried out a few recepies with it. This is one of the outcomes, if you like the taste of shiso, you should definitely give this a go! The recipe is for one glass of pesto.


Ingredients
  • 100g shiso leaves
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 50g walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon (its juice)
  • 1 chopped clove of garlic
 Preparation
  1. pulse the pine and walnuts and chopped garlic in a food processor
  2. add shiso leaves, olive oil, salt and squeezed lemon juice and pulse it
  3. enjoy the pesto mixed with pasta and tomatoes or spread on bread!

Vegetablian Cooking 2 - Natto-Avocado-Tofu-Wakame Salat


This is one of our favorite natto combinations. It's also super easy and quick to prepare :) !

Ingredients (for 2):

  • ~400g tofu
  • 2 avocado
  • 2 natto boxes
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs sesame seeds
  • 1/2 lemon (it's juice)
  • wakame (sea weed)

 Preparation:

  1. cut tofu into cubes and put it into a bowl
  2. mix it with sesame oil, squeezed lemon juice, soy sauce and leave it for 5-10 min
  3. cut avocado into cubes
  4. mix the natto with the sauces inside the box until it become fluffy (if you have a natto type with a fishy sauce, just mix it with a little bit of soy sauce and mirin)
  5. arrange the tofu on two plates and put sea weed, avocado and natto on top