Another quick detour from my usual crafting posts but I have always been a ramen lover – I’m so lucky to live in L.A. where I have access to the Little Osaka area (Sawtelle Blvd.) and Little Tokyo to satisfy all my ramen cravings! A few months ago (I think), the ramen burger made its debut – and boy was it a big splash! People were waiting 4 HOURS for a taste of a ramen burger! Crazy.
But then ramen burger recipes kept popping up all over the web and I decided to try it myself. I generally followed the recipe from Mashable.
And here it is!
Doesn’t it look delicious?? I made mine with a soy patty because I don’t eat beef and it was very yummy.
I cooked the ramen, scooped it out and divided it in half, and mixed it with an egg.
After mixing well, I separated each “bun” into small bowls and covered it with some plastic wrap.
Then I stacked a can on top, which happened to be a can of pumpkin puree (excited for fall recipes!)
Then I stuck them in the fridge for about 20 minutes. And this is what they looked like when I took the cans off:
Then comes the cooking!
All it needs is a few minutes on each side to cook the egg thoroughly and hold the noodles together. I flipped once and I started assembling my burger.
Ramen bun, soy patty, a fried egg and some chopped lettuce. I didn’t want to add too many toppings and have the whole thing be too difficult to eat.
A squeeeeeze of ketchup and slap the other bun on top!
Done!! I took A LOT more pictures because I was so freaking proud of my ramen burger but I won’t bore you guys with them. Okay maybe a few :)
I must say, it was pretty delicious! The only complaint I would have is that it got quite messy towards the end because the buns started falling apart and boy oh boy, it was SOOOO filling! I most definitely felt a giant food coma afterwards. I’m glad I made the ramen burger and didn’t wait in line for 4 hours for it but I don’t think this will be a regular menu item for me. :)