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The Ramen Burger, Coming to NYC This Weekend!

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The Ramen Burger.

It’s coming.

To New York City.

This weekend.

Brought to you by this man…

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Keizo Shimamoto knows his noodles. After successfully running Bassanova Ramen in Tokyo, Keizo came Stateside to help launch Bassanova New York, which soft-opened this week on Mott St. But never one to rest on his laurels, Shimamoto has moved on to what he feels will be “next big thing”… the Ramen Burger!

Unlike ramen burgers we’ve previously eaten in Japan, either at festivals or at Lotteria, Keizo puts a new spin on his version, one we haven’t seen before. A twist that combines his international upbringing with his two childhood food loves… ramen and hamburgers!

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Yes, folks… he’s putting beef patties on custom made ramen buns!

Keizo was kind enough to invite Eataku out to a tasting earlier this week, so I went, I observed, I ate and I enjoyed! Here’s a look at the process behind the version he’ll be debuting at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn this Saturday, the Shoyu Ramen Burger.

In a custom process he created and won’t divulge, Keizo starts by making “buns” out of ramen noodles he gets from Sun Noodle. These buns are then fried in a skillet with a touch of sesame oil…

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As the buns brown, Keizo whips up his secret soy sauce based topping…

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His beef patties are a 75%-25% blend as he prefers a little more fat content to make the burgers juicier, which he wants in order to have those juices run into his ramen based buns, acting almost as a soup…

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The burger is then placed on a bun with argula underneath and his shoyu sauce on top…

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Loaded up with a pile of fresh chopped scallions…

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And there you have it…

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The Shoyu Ramen Burger!

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One other interesting aspect to Keizo’s creation is that it’s wrapped in a PleatPak, which surrounds the burger snuggly and acts as a bowl as you eat it…

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This way, the juices and ramen bits all end up nicely contained, and not all over your hands and/or shirt. Perfect for a final umami bomb of flavor at the end!

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Shimamoto-san will be selling these noodle and beef burgers at the Sun Noodle stand at Smorgasburg this Saturday, August 3rd, for eight bucks each while supplies last. His current plan calls for him to have only 100 of them on hand, so get there early if you want to be sure you get your hands, and mouth, around one!

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To read more about the Ramen Burger and its evolution in his own words, be sure to check out Keizo’s personal blog Go Ramen here or at the Ramen Burger Facebook page.

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