What happens when your favorite instant food collide with your favorite fast food? Ramen Burger. Yes, a ground beef patty sandwiched between two craftily formed buns made from ramen noodles. Sounds gross? Probably not. Otherwise, The Original Ramen Burger would have end its glory at New York -- but it's winning souls at the heart of LA.
So how did this happen?
Keizo Shimamoto, left his finance career and took classes on ramen to make his long-time "ramen dream" come true. To Shimamoto, it's more than just an ramen burger. According to the Japan Times interview he said, "I consider (my) ramen burger to be Japanese-American. Just like me. It’s not fusion food. It’s a food born in America that happens to combine two different cultures and makes them exist as one. The perfect symbol of America.”
If you're interested in taking a bite of this burger, but live too far from the NY & LA eatery, I've attached a video that teaches you how to make this happen in your own kitchen. Go for it if you dare.
Photo Credit: The Original Ramen Burger