The “Shoyu Ramen Burger” has been creating a massive buzz even since Ramen chef Keizo Shimamoto debuted the burger two weeks ago at the Smorgasburg Brooklyn Flea Market.
The Ramen Burger is made of “a patty glazed with a secret shoyu sauce and sandwiched between scallions, arugula, and two craftily formed buns made from Sun Noodle‘s freshly cut ramen noodles,” says Shimamoto.
If you’d like to try to make one yourself, foodies online have put together recipes to mimic the Ramen Burger. Here’s a solid one from POPSUGAR Food:
- 1 package ramen noodles
- 2 eggs, divided
- 2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as canola or grapeseed
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1/2 tablespoon sriracha
- 1 beef burger patty
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- 1 slice American cheese
- 1 scallion, thinly sliced on the bias
- 1/2 cup arugula
- Cook the ramen according to the directions on the package (including the seasoning), then drain off the liquid. Let cool to room temperature. In a small mixing bowl, whisk 1 egg until no streaks of yolk remain. Add the ramen, tossing thoroughly to coat with the egg. Divide the egg-dressed ramen into two portions, and place each half into a ramekin.
- Cover the ramen with plastic wrap, and weigh it down with a can of soup to compress it into a bun shape. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
- Add the oil to a skillet, and set over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, unmold the ramen buns into the pan, and cook until the bottom is a dark golden brown. Flip both of the patties, and cook until a dark golden brown on both sides.
- Whisk together the sriracha and ketchup in a small bowl.
- Season the hamburger patty with salt, pepper, a splash of soy sauce, and sesame oil. Wipe out the skillet, and cook the burger over medium-high heat until medium rare, or to your preferred degree of doneness. Finish with a splash of soy sauce and sesame oil. Top with a slice of cheese.
- Wipe out the skillet, and lower the heat to medium. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan, and fry 1 egg sunny side up.
- Assemble the burger in this order: ramen bun, arugula, ketchup, burger patty (cheese side up), fried egg, scallions, and the second ramen bun. Wrap in wax paper for easier eating, and serve hot.