Spicy Vegan Ramen Tantan Noodles in a Creamy Sauce

Spicy Vegan Ramen Tantan Noodles in a Creamy Sauce

Tantan ramen is a Chinese-Japanese fusion noodle dish that incorporates a creamy sesame flavor with the heat of chilies – a match made in heaven! We absolutely love a big, comforting bowl of ramen and when we stumbled across tantan, we just had to create our own version.

We’ve kept this one as traditional as possible, but veganized it (obviously!). Tantan ramen is the Japanese name for this type of ramen, so you may have also heard of it as Dandan ramen, which is the Chinese name.


If you love easy and healthy vegan Asian recipes, you’ll be thrilled you have discovered this delectable Asian staple. This Tantan Ramen recipe is perfect for warming up on a chilly day or as a simple meal throughout the year. Ample veggies, noodles, and a flavorful soup base will provide you with a boost of nutrition. The fried tofu chunks provide a delightful crunch that contrasts deliciously with the silky noodles and soup.

This recipe can become even healthier if you have an air fryer to reduce the oil needed in frying the firm tofu to a nice crisp. Using an air fryer is not only healthier, but it’s also safer, as there’s no risk of spilling hot oil accidentally. We love to use this air fried tofu recipe for any tofu dish because it always comes out perfectly crispy. In addition, using an air fryer is practically foolproof so it’s nearly impossible to burn your tofu. Anything we can do to save time in the kitchen is what we love on busy days.

Break out the chopsticks and share a homemade Asian buffet with your family and friends. Vegan spring rolls are a must-have appetizer for snacking and socializing. Then offer your family a plethora of mouth-watering Asian dishes that are sure to please every palate. You’ll be glad you included a Vegan Tofu Poke Bowl with Avocado and Greens, Vegan Sesame and Umami Miso Glazed Eggplant, or Low-Carb Vegan Asian Edamame and Sweet Potato Noodles with Satay Sauce. There is no such thing as too many noodles, especially when they’re as flavorful as these recipes are.

This recipe was republished with permission from Vegan Punks.