A Ramen Burger combines a ramen noodle bun with a traditional burger, and it’s all the craze in Cronut-loving New York City.
The new burger creation is so popular that a three hour line now forms on the Williamsburg waterfront.
Adding to the burger’s popularity is the fact that it has only been available for the past few Saturday’s at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg food market.
According to Ramen Burger creator Keizo Shimamoto, “It’s definitely crazy! I didn’t expect it to be this popular.”
What might be most amazing is that the creator left a computer programming job in 2009 to devote his life to the ramen noodle and his blog GoRamen.com.
This past Saturday witnessed more than 100 people who stood in line starting at 7:45 am to get their hands on one of the 300 burgers awaiting them.
The “Ramen Burger” name has been trademarked, which likely means it will make its way into other locations in the future.
The burger has become so popular that ramen brand Annie Chun has already started including instructions on how to make your own ramen bun with its noodles.
The Ramen Burger chef has hinted at joining various events to sell his food creation. He is also considering a brick and mortar location that focuses on ramen noodle creations.
So what does a Ramen Burger involve? Shimamot uses Sun Noodles from a New Jersey based company. The noodles are parboiled to al dente and then a “proprietary process” is utilized to form the patty. The noodles are then cooked on a griddle with a bit of sesame oil. When the buns are finishes they are chewy instead of crunchy.
The burger is then topped with a soy sauce that features secret ingredients which are cooked down “for hours.” The chef has revealed some ingredients which include garlic, ginger, scallions and dashi fish stock.
Topping the burger is arugula and scallions.
The burger features 100 percent chuck beef patty with 25 percent fat.
Do you want to get your hands on a ramen burger?