World Food News – When I was in college I loved Ramen Noodles and I loved hamburgers, why not combine the two? You would think this would only be a stoner or college craze but it is actually already getting big in New York.
New Yorkers don’t seem to mind waiting in lines too much. People will camp out for hours to get tickets for Shakespeare in the Park, and the lunch line at the Madison Square Park location of Shake Shack can snake seemingly forever. The line to get a cronut, a more recent phenomenon, has already become the stuff of legends.
As of this past weekend, there’s a new contender for infamously long lines: the ramen burger.
The burger, wrapped in fried ramen noodles instead of a bun, debuted on Saturday at Smorgasburg, Brooklyn’s much-heralded food fair. Buzz started spreading before the weekend.
The burger’s creator is Keizo Shimamoto, who hopes to start a standalone Ramen Burger restaurant. There were only about 150 burgers available at Smorgasburg on Saturday, and Shimamoto easily sold out.
Reactions were mixed but overall fairly positive. Kendrick Lo, one of the lucky tasters, waited nearly two hours for his ramen burger.
“The burger is juicy and delicious,” he told The Huffington Post. “They cook it perfectly medium-rare and the ramen noodles work surprisingly well as a bun.”
Watch How to Make a Ramen Burger
It does look good though.
Check them out on Ramen Burger on Facebook.
The Huffington Post | By Carey Polis