Ramen is lit. Burgers have been with us since our first hangover. Isn’t it about time somebody did right by us all and let us eat them at the same time? Enter Keizo Shimamoto, a ramen blogger who dedicated a severe amount of time to traveling Japan to pin down the best ramen in the country.
At some point, Shimamoto must have felt the repetitive strain of ramen after ramen and came up with the genius idea to bring West and East together in our one love world by inventing the ramen noodle burger. A couple hundred years after the original burger was invented, bread buns no longer exist and have been replaced by noodle nests and the beef is soaked in ramen seasoning.
Bring on the ramen.
what you need
Ramen spice packet
what to do
Cook the noodles, like in your student days.
Mix the cooked ramen noodles in a bowl with the magic egg*.
Line a ramekin with rice paper (or similar) and pour the mix in.
Press with something heavy to make it flat and refrigerate for a few hours.
noodles buns out of the ramequin and sesame oil on both sides.
When the base begins to crisp, flip.
*normal egg will suffice
Mix minced meat with ramen spices (buy a pre-mixed spice pack).
Add soy sauce and sesame oil.
Mould into a patty and fry.
Add cheese before removing from heat.
Mix soy sauce, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, sriracha.
Make it nice and thick, so it layers the burger.
Put everything together, add some rocket (if you’re fancy) and eat.