Midori Ramen – Plant Based Rahmen Restaurant in Zurich
Midori Ramen Vegan Restaurant in Zurich
If you’re a ramen fan you’re in luck in Zurich as recently there seem to have been quite a few ramen restaurants popping up all over town. And we have now just discovered Midori Ramen. Midori means green in Japanese and this restaurant is different from the others in than everything is 100% plant based!
All starters, main courses and desserts are vegan – although there is one exception, as if you wish, you can have a typical soft boiled “ramen egg” added to your noodles. However, apart from the egg, everything else is vegan. Midori’s ramen is all made using Swiss flour by a Japanese machine in its sister restaurant in Zurich, Yumeramen.
Midori Ramen is located on the corner of Mattengasse and is casual and unassuming. In fact the evening we arrived, not only was it really buzzing and full, but they also had a lively take away business going too.
There are plenty of starters to choose from like edamame, a cucumber and sesame salad, and cold tofu with finely chopped leeks and grated ginger. We decided to go for grilled leeks in a miso marinade and “Japanese popcorn” which are corn kernels fried in a tempura batter with sansho salt. We also tried the crispy “no squid” rings with yuzu mayonnaise, which were crisp and delicious and my favourite.
The menu offers plenty of hearty soups with homemade ramen noodles and a small selection of desserts (you can see the full menu here).
We tried two types of ramen – Tantanmen Ramen, with spicy marinated minced soy, shiitake flakes, spicy sesame soup and fresh vegetables and Mushroom Ramen. They were both really good – and also very filling too with a lovely aromatic broth and great noodles. I had extra ginger which I really liked.
For dessert we tried the Mochidaifuku which are soft rice cakes with flavoured centres which were really nice and beautifully “squidgey”!
So next time you fancy a ramen lunch or dinner, why not try Chef Masaki Ishihara’s plant based options at Midori Ramen in Zurich ? And if you’re a student you can get a 20% discount on your lunch at Midori Ramen!
Address: Mattengasse 13, 8005 Zürich