Ramen burger

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Making a ramen burger is easy, and the unusual noodle-y bun is sure to confuse and delight your taste buds; and your friends! The noodles are soft with great texture, and just like regular ramen noodles these noodle "buns" can be seasoned any way you like.

Keizo Shimamoto created the ramen burger and shares all his ramen adventures on his blog. When he debuted the burger this year at a food fair in Brooklyn, NY people waited hours in long lineups for his original, noodle-y, twist on the classic burger. Now you can make your own ramen burger at home!

All you need to make your own ramen burger buns are a pack of ramen noodles and an egg. 1 pack of ramen nooodles makes 4 "buns".

Let's make a ramen burger!
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Step 1:

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Open 1 package of ramen noodles and set included soup power aside.

Place noodles into pot of boiling water, remove from heat and let soak for about 2 minutes. Strain water and let noodles cool completely, about 5-10 minutes.

Step 2: Mix in egg and beef base

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Once the noodles have cooled, crack an egg into the noodles and sprinkle in the soup powder. Gently mix until completely combined.

Step 3: Forming the buns

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To form the buns line any small round-bottomed dish with plastic food wrap. I used small disposable baking tins, but coffee cups or bowls without much taper also work well.

Line the containers with plastic food wrap and scoop in a portion of noodles, then fold the plastic wrap over the noodle. I was able to stack my tins, and weighed them down with a large glass jar. The added weight from the jar will compress the noodles and help them keep a puck-like shape.

Place the noodles and weight into the fridge for about 30 minutes.
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lishapoo121 month ago
This was fun . I have to get my "bun" flavors right !
HEAVEN888 made it!1 month ago

I made it and it turned out pretty good for my first attempt. I made a plain burger with only ketchup as the dressing for an unadulterated taste. I used a rice bowl as the bun ring since I don't have a ring handy. It was fun.

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mikeasaurus (author)  HEAVEN8881 month ago

Looks great! Sometimes I like burgers with everything on it, and other times I like them as simple as they come.

Thanks for sharing your version of this project. Enjoy the 3-month Pro Membership!

I love to have a fully dressed burger also but this burger is not the most stable structure in the burger world. It is slipping and sliding as is already so adding any more ingredient on it will require a cast of some sort. LOL.

mosch2 months ago
Bbq jalapeno cheddar burger from last night. Brought back to life with ramen buns and an attempt at a fried egg. Came out really well. I need to learn how to cook eggs over easy though.
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mikeasaurus (author)  mosch1 month ago

Oh, yes! Looks tasty.
Thanks for sharing your picture, enjoy the 3-month Pro Membership!

My trick to making over easy eggs is to turn off the heat and then immediately flip the egg over. The stored heat in the pan should cook the underside of the egg (but not the yolk) by the time you butter your toast :D

TomRabaji5 months ago
Is it Delicius!
ChrisG7 made it!5 months ago

Came out delicious. I made it with angus beef, double cheddar cheese,tomatoes, verde salsa, and lettuce.

mikeasaurus (author)  ChrisG75 months ago

Mmmmm. You're making me want one now, too!

Thanks for sharing your version. Enjoy the patch and the 3-month Pro!

danmellow6 months ago

im gonna try this .. today

Passion Make6 months ago

Thanks for inspiring me. I have created a remix dorm hack version of your wonderful recipe. Do check it out. :)

mikeasaurus (author)  Passion Make6 months ago

Now I won't have to decide what to have for dins, noodles or pizza...I can have both!

Thanks for sharing your remix, I love it. Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro.

Thank you so much :) Glad you liked it!

vertexavery made it!7 months ago

Mid-rare burger with diced scallions, sauteed mushrooms and garlic, a dash of sriracha, and a tiny bit of soy sauce.

mikeasaurus (author)  vertexavery7 months ago

Mmmm, tasty burger! I'm a sucker for all those things.

Thanks for sharing your Ramen Burger. Enjoy the Pro Membership and digital patch.

YatoY made it!7 months ago

I decided to make a Ramen & Umami burger, simultaneously. I created a hole in the middle of the burger and cooked an egg with the all-beef patty. I created a Mushroom Duxelle with shitake & portobello mushrooms, garlic, and onions slow-cooked for 35 minutes in grass-fed butter. I added a slice of smoked cheddar, some heirloom tomatoes, and pancetta bacon. The flavor was outstanding, and the crunch/chew of the ramen 'bun' really added to the fun of eating it.

mikeasaurus (author)  YatoY7 months ago

Om nom nom. Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro.

acmac149 months ago

I actually just made this account because i wanted to thank you for sharing such an amazing recipe! Just made this with chicken schnitzel and chicken noodles and it was DELICIOUS! Would recommend to everyone here!
I used egg rings to set to bun and they worked really well.

mikeasaurus (author)  acmac147 months ago

Wow, so glad you joined just to share. Your burgers look delicious!

Enjoy the 3-month Pro and digital patch.

Yoshinok1 year ago
Sideways ramen burger!!!  Kale, caramelized onions, tomato, raspberry wasabi mustard and bleu cheese!  Also, some sweet potato fries following Jessyratfink's instructable!  

I uh… had some issues with the image uploader/library thing.  It rotated my image 90˚ from how it was on my computer…  

Thanks for the excellent 'ible!  These were simple and delicious!

ediamond1 Yoshinok11 months ago
I like how you got the microscope in the background too ;-)
mikeasaurus (author)  Yoshinok1 year ago
Looks just as tasty sideways! And, with a glass of vino, very fancy.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro Membership (check your inbox)
milkywaybar11 months ago
I made it, but it was an open sandwich, since most of my attempts at the buns were unsuccessful. It was still very tasty!
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Jonny19831 year ago


Paired it with a homemade Hoisin burger.

mikeasaurus (author)  Jonny19831 year ago

Ooh, Hoisin! Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro!

sisisisi251 year ago

Made one too. It was delicious!

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mikeasaurus (author)  sisisisi251 year ago

Yum! Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro!

sabu.dawdy1 year ago
my version =D of noodle burger :D
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mikeasaurus (author)  sabu.dawdy1 year ago
Yum, looks tasty!
Thanks for sharing, enjoy the 3-month Pro and the digital patch!
thank you =)
this is some what bite size hhehe
Oliveman1 year ago
Delicious! Thanks for the instructable, I slightly burned my first one, but it was still pretty good!
mikeasaurus (author)  Oliveman1 year ago
I kinda like my burger buns on the crispy side.
Enjoy the digital patch and 3-month Pro for sharing your picture!
ehudwill1 year ago
Now I have to do this.
roballoba1 year ago
WOW! I like this idea!! gorgeous 'ible... and the animated photo really is cool!
Emmy71331 year ago
Gotta try them!
This looks so good but was the last thing I needed to see since my husband is convinced i have a ramen addiction
So simple and easy to make..... enjoyed making it
mikeasaurus (author)  aaqibfarhan1 year ago
Those are some good looking noodle buns. Thanks for sharing, enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro Membership (check your inbox)
This might be good with the ramen as the "meat" instead of the bun.
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