Introduction: 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!

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.

Step 4: Cook Buns

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Set your range to high and heat up a frying pan.
Add a drop of olive oil, then invert your noodle container into the frying pan. Let noodles cook for about 5-7 minutes and then carefully flip with a spatula. If your noodle puck is breaking apart allow to cook for another minute.

Allow your noodles to cook the egg completely and get a nice golden brown colour.
Don’t worry if your first noodle bun doesn’t turn out, it can take a few tries to get the buns to cook right. Practice makes perfect!

Step 5: Assemble Burger

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The official recipe calls for green onion, arugula and soy sauce, but I went the classic bacon cheeseburger. Make your burger to suit your taste.

Eating a ramen burger is an experience.
The pan-fried noodle bun is crunchy on the outside, deliciously tender in the middle, and the perfect addition to any hamburger. The power soup base makes the noodles a little salty, and the beef flavour of the broth compliments my all beef hamburger patty.
The texture is a little odd at first, but decidedly good. I promise you won't be disappointed with this burger.

Have you made your own ramen burger? I want to see it!
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fencingsupplier (author)2015-09-10

This is looking very yummy. I want to try this burger now.

kitchenrenovators (author)2015-09-08

Ramen burger! This hamburger post is a winner. I’m planning a burger adventure in the kitchen with my kids and this ramen burger recipe is just perfect.

catboarding99 (author)2015-07-31

this is a new twist to my regular hamburger meal. Yummy!

animeguard (author)2015-06-03

look yummy

Houseremovals1 (author)2015-04-25

My mouth is full with water after seeing this post!!

lifting010 (author)2015-04-25

Wow! Looking so yummy..I love too..

Kaiven (author)2015-04-23

I did my buns a lot faster by just dumping half of the noodles on a frying pan right after mixing in the egg, mostly because I didn't see to form and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes. I charred the ramen but it didn't come out crispy, just firm. One egg held together fine. Overall unique and tasty, thanks for the recipe!

sideeffect11 (author)2015-04-22

Looks Tastey!

LizS2 (author)2015-03-06

While I do love this recipe, I've had to modify it because as some have said the buns fall-apart. I solved the binding issue first by adding a second egg to the mix. Mine hold together very well now. Second fix was to make my buns a little smaller in size. Third fix was and is probably sacrilege: After the 30min in the fridge, I carefully dredged the buns through a light bit of flour and the powdered beef-base. Then dunked it in a milk n' egg wash, then rolled it through panko-crumbs. I then 'seared' my buns and baked em in the oven.

My favorite thing to do with this is to make and cook the buns ahead of time for breakfast ramen-egg sandwhiches! A piece of bacon or sausage with a fried egg on top and all wrapped up in a ramen-bun!

mikeasaurus (author)LizS22015-03-07

Neat fixes, though I didn't have the same problem. Thanks for sharing.

Do you have a picture of your ramen bun creations? I want to see them!

LizS2 (author)mikeasaurus2015-03-07

Unfortunately I don't... I ended up eating em before I could do the pictures. XD

lishapoo12 (author)2015-01-24

This was fun . I have to get my "bun" flavors right !

mikeasaurus (author)lishapoo122015-03-07

Awesome! Thanks for sharing a picture of yours ramen burger, enjoy the 3-month Pro Membership!

HEAVEN888 made it! (author)2015-01-06

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.

mikeasaurus (author)HEAVEN8882015-01-07

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!

HEAVEN888 (author)mikeasaurus2015-01-07

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.

mosch (author)2014-12-27

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.

mikeasaurus (author)mosch2014-12-30

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

TomRabaji (author)2014-09-16

Is it Delicius!

ChrisG7 made it! (author)2014-09-06

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

mikeasaurus (author)ChrisG72014-09-08

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

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

danmellow (author)2014-08-28

im gonna try this .. today

Passion Make (author)2014-08-25

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

mikeasaurus (author)Passion Make2014-08-25

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.

Passion Make (author)mikeasaurus2014-08-25

Thank you so much :) Glad you liked it!

vertexavery made it! (author)2014-07-28

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

mikeasaurus (author)vertexavery2014-07-28

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! (author)2014-07-27

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)YatoY2014-07-28

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

acmac14 (author)2014-05-23

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)acmac142014-07-28

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

Enjoy the 3-month Pro and digital patch.

Yoshinok (author)2013-11-24

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 (author)Yoshinok2014-03-29

I like how you got the microscope in the background too ;-)

mikeasaurus (author)Yoshinok2013-11-25

Looks just as tasty sideways! And, with a glass of vino, very fancy.
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milkywaybar (author)2014-03-12

I made it, but it was an open sandwich, since most of my attempts at the buns were unsuccessful. It was still very tasty!

Jonny1983 (author)2014-01-21


Paired it with a homemade Hoisin burger.

mikeasaurus (author)Jonny19832014-01-22

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

sisisisi25 (author)2014-01-20

Made one too. It was delicious!

mikeasaurus (author)sisisisi252014-01-22

Yum! Enjoy the patch and 3-month Pro!

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-01-09

my version =D of noodle burger :D

mikeasaurus (author)sabu.dawdy2014-01-09

Yum, looks tasty!
Thanks for sharing, enjoy the 3-month Pro and the digital patch!

sabu.dawdy (author)mikeasaurus2014-01-10

thank you =)

sabu.dawdy (author)sabu.dawdy2014-01-09

this is some what bite size hhehe

Oliveman (author)2013-12-24

Delicious! Thanks for the instructable, I slightly burned my first one, but it was still pretty good!

mikeasaurus (author)Oliveman2014-01-01

I kinda like my burger buns on the crispy side.
Enjoy the digital patch and 3-month Pro for sharing your picture!

ehudwill (author)2013-12-31

Now I have to do this.

roballoba (author)2013-12-19

WOW! I like this idea!! gorgeous 'ible... and the animated photo really is cool!

Emmy7133 (author)2013-11-28

Gotta try them!

RollerScrapper (author)2013-11-25

This looks so good but was the last thing I needed to see since my husband is convinced i have a ramen addiction

aaqibfarhan (author)2013-11-24

So simple and easy to make..... enjoyed making it

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