What started out as two completely culturally diverse meals unexpectedly evolved into one handiwork that will make any big-eater’s mouth water.
Behold the Ramen Burger! In early August of 2013, Keizo Shimamoto, owner of the GO RAMEN! blog, debuted his now-famous gastronomic wonder for the first time at New York’s Smorgasborg Food Market. Since its debut only three months ago, the Ramen Burger has shown much potential, generating as much fanfare as the cronut, a hybrid cross between a donut and a croissant.
The construction of the Ramen Burger is simple: A 100% American beef patty nestled between two fried ramen buns with a squirt of a delicious “shoyu” sauce. Countless chefs and fans of the phenomenon have attempted to co-opt the concoction with their own unique flavors. In the end, the gist of the Ramen Burger is that it is nevertheless revolutionary: fascinating, delicious, and something the world has never seen before.
This month, the Eagle Eye team decided to take a whack at Shimamoto’s brainchild. Senior Walden Butay has created an easy-to-follow recipe for the Ramen Burger for all of the cooking-savvy readers out there. The recipe includes step-by-step instructions, his special sauce, and additional toppings to heighten the taste.
Makes 1 Serving
1 pack of Top Ramen brand ramen noodles.
(If available, fresh ramen noodles are preferred.)
2 medium-sized ramekins
1. Cook noodles for 3 minutes in boiling water. Drain and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
When noodles are cool, divide and place one half in each ramekin.
2. In a separate bowl, beat egg and mix thoroughly with the cooled noodles. Add seasoning from ramen packets as desired. Divide the noodles into two portions, and place each portion in a bowl. Pack down the noodles as compactly as you can. Chill for 15 minutes.
3. Lightly coat the bottom of a frying pan with oil and heat over medium high heat. Fry the chilled ramen buns until both sides are golden brown and crispy.
Drain on a paper towel and set aside.
1/4 lb. ground beef (80% lean)
1 tbsp. Yamasa soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 medium-sized bowl
1. Mix ingredients in a separate bowl. Shape patty by placing meat into the bowl.
2. Lightly coat the bottom of a frying pan with oil and heat over high heat. Sear the burger patty until desired doneness. Remove and set aside to rest.
SPICY MAYO SAUCE
4 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. Sriracha hot sauce (adjust to taste)
1 Thai chili pepper
1 fried egg
Salt & pepper
Assemble burger and serve with plenty of napkins.