Tokyo Vegan Ramens | 東京ヴィーガンラーメン

Veganism and Japan does not seem to go well together as we know, but recently Japan has improved, there is now vegan food in some restaurants!

However, as it is a new concept, it is pretty expensive on the menu…

Here’s the first ramen I ate when I went to eat outside with my friends: Afuri! It’s perfect if you want to go out with your non-vegan friends.

The Vegan choice is the most expensive choice of the menu (1300¥ | 10€ish). But it is tasty so you’ll enjoy the meal!

Afuri is a chain so you can find several in Tokyo.


Second recommendation is my favorite, located in Shibuya.

It was, delicious. I already want to go back to eat it! Plus the staff was so nice and welcoming.

So, it’s a concept of Japan: you arrive in the shop in front of a machine, you look at the choices, you put the money and choose the ramen on the machine like if it was an automatic drink machine.

It’s actually a vegetarian ramen, you just have to ask to remove the egg and it magically become vegan! It’s 880¥.

It’s near Forever 21. I’ve tried many times to find the official address, I can’t seem to find it on google maps. Try to go to Forever 21 at Shibuya, and behind it there’s some streets with this Tonkotsu Ramen. I didn’t have the address either and I managed to find it, hopefully you’ll as well!

I’m sure there is other ramen places where you can find vegan options, but this is the ones I’ve visited.

If you wanna find more, I highly suggest you to go on Facebook and join the Group of Vegan and Vegetarian in Tokyo. It has helped me a lot, because everyone is sharing suggestions of restaurants with vegan options, plus if you have any hesitation about ingredients people that can read Kanji like I do can help you. 

Have a great stay in Tokyo and Japan 🙂

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Being vegan in Japan

Japanese people don’t know what is being vegetarian. So, for then, if they hear the term vegan, they would think it has the same meaning as vegetarian.

But most of the time, they have no idea what is it.

Luckily, Japan is changing slowly towards a country that is starting to know about vegetarianism. Some heard about it and you can find vegetarian options in some part of the big cities or touristic ones.

Some vegan places even opened, which is really amazing and I’m still surprise this is happening. 

I’m going to post articles about where to eat in the cities I’ve visited (Kyoto, Tokyo, Nara, Osaka, Kawaguchiko), and what to buy in any other cities in convenient stores etc.

See you in the next article ~ 

Chocolate and Biscoff Brownie Recipe (Vegan)

Hi everyone! I’ve really been into baking lately. 

I’ve been invited to my friend’s house which is Gluten allergic and also to dairy -but oh well, no problem for that!

So, by looking into Gluten-free cakes to bake in order to bring it to her house for Tea and Cake, I’ve thought of a brownie.

In the end I kind of created my own recipe, so here’s the recipe for you guys to try out! (The result is really good, I’ve already had many different people that have tried and loved it!)

Biscoff isn’t gluten free, so I just didn’t add it for the pieces I gave me friend, by the way. If you want fully gluten free, maybe try anther spread on top 🙂

Ingredients:

150g Chocolate (Dark, or plain…. Any chocolate that you think it’s the best)

100g Brown Sugar

2 bananas (and an half or three)

1 tps baking soda

100g Vegan butter (margarine)

Lotus Biscoff Spread

Steps (pretty easy really):

1. Turn up the oven to 180 degrees. Get all the ingredients ready. 

2. Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda together.


3. Peal the banana and smash them. 


Add the dry ingredients and mix them.
4. Melt the chocolate and vegan butter, gently. When melted, add it to the other ingredients. Mix.


5. Put the mix on a trail. Dispatch it well. 


6. Put it in the oven for 23 minutes.


7. Take it out the oven when ready. Put the brownies outside to cool it down. 


8. When it’s cool enough, take it in and put the lotus spread all over the brownie. 

9. Let it cool it down again. 

10. ENJOY! ❤

Burgerlolz and Steel City Cake

The Vegan and Vegetarian University of Sheffield Society organized a lunch time at Burgerlolz (full vegan menu) and Steel City Cake (used to sell dairy products but now all of their products are vegan). I guess so many of us got excited to come as we were around 50 people in the restaurants. 

My lunch started with a Vegan Nachos, which is in a ‘Side Menu’, but really it’s a lunch itself, it’s massive. And delicious, I highly recommend it, I really loved it.

As I though a side wouldn’t be ‘enough’ and I wanted to try more on the menu, I ordered a second side: Mac and Cheese. 

And, oh my god. Please try it, it’s heavenly cheesy and extremely tasty.
And then, I opted for a dessert in Steel City Cake (the two restaurants are just next to one another). 

Chocolate Doughnut. Oh, lord! Haha. It was chocolately delicious!!

And, as I’m an optimist, I ordered another cake to eat on the next day. A piece of Orea Cake. Look a that!

Anyway, if you’re around Sheffield (U.K.), I highly recommend for you to visit these two shops, located on Abbeydale Road which is in the Vegan quartier. 

See you guys! Thanks for reading this article 🙂

Alice

Hot Chocolate Week

Last week, in the most vegan friendly café of the University, there was the ‘Hot Chocolate week’ with 10 differents hot chocolate, vegan option available. That sounds like heaven, right?

As in my country (France) this would never happen, I decided to try as many as I can during that week. It was really good but at the end of the week I felt so heavy haha too many of them. Here’s the pictures!

I started the week with a Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate and vegan cream. That was the best one, it tasted like heaven! The cream was incredible as well. I’m used to too sugary vegan cream but this one was perfect.

On the second day I went for a Salted Caramel and Cream hot chocolate, and as there is vegan cupcake (different flavor every week) for only one pound with the drink, I didn’t hesitated too much haha. And after that day, I went for a different cupcake everyday… 

The story of the cupcakes is amazing because it’s a independent woman that has a own business in Sheffield: only vegan cupcake. And very single week there’s cupcake in two of the University’s coffee, all vegan. That’s really such a good thing, I feel lucky. 

This cupcake was Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcake by the way. Delicious.

Third day, the vegan cream waa aldeady all used so I had a simple hot chocolate and I decided to go for the Peanut Butter one again.

Last one: Spiced hot chocolate (Cinnamon and Ginger), taste like Christmas time.

With a ‘Unicorn Poop’ cupcake: Vanilla and white chocolate.

That was such a sugary and lovely week.

See you on my next article! I have quite a lot to publish this week, I’ve visited relaly good vegan places.

Alice

Breakfast part 2

Hello everyone !

I’ve already write a first part about Breakfast in Sheffield, England. If you wanna check out, it’s here !

And as Breakfast is my favorite eating time, here’s a second part with other suggestions of Breakfast.

Salty and Savoury Toasts

Superseeded Loaf with Vitalite Spread (‘Vegan Butter’), with tomatoes and a half of an small Avocado. On top of this, Free From Salad Cream (from Tesco). Yummy. Definitely recommend it!

Coconut and Red Fruits Oat Granola

Coconut Alpro Yogurt, with Oat Granola (Bluberries, Canberries, Rawsberries). Simple, and amazing. Perfect for being part of a Brunch as well. 

That’s it for today! The first article is pretty already complete so that’s why there’s only two suggestions here, but I’ll take more pictures for the part three.

See you guys!

Alice