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:

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

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

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

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

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!

Happy making :)

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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.


4 years ago on Introduction

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!


4 years ago on Introduction

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!

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Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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!


Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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


4 years ago

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

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4 years 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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Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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


5 years ago

Is it Delicius!

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5 years ago on Introduction

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


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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.