Ramen Burgers – What will they think of next?Nov 26th, 2008 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Food, Lifestyle
If you love a good burger and often find yourself craving a good bowl of ramen then you need to head to Kitakata in Fukushima prefecture where a local restaurant has combined the two in an unusual way that has created a bit of a food craze. The Ramen Burger has hit the Japanese food scene!
But exactly what is a Ramen Burger? The bun consists of boiled ramen noodles that are baked into rounds and the restaurant then uses traditional ramen ingredients such as char siu roasted pork, menma, a condiment made from dried bamboo, and naruto sliced fish cake to make a patty that that is sandwiched between the ramen noodle bun after being topped with a shoyu (soy sauce) based sauce.
Furusato-tei, located within the Kita no Sato roadside service area in Kitakata, started selling ramen burgers on October 25th for Y350 each. They are only able to make 20-30 burgers a day because the process of making the ramen buns is quite time consuming but so far Ramen Burgers are a big hit! If you don’t get there early there is a good chance that Furusato-tei will have sold out!
“While the first bite of the baked noodles can be crunchy, you soon begin to feel like you are slurping up ramen noodles”
Source: Asahi Shimbum, Ramen burger features tasty buns
Traditional ramen is one of the good things about Japan but Ramen Burgers are just a little bit different – would you like to try one? I can’t imagine a more unusual use for ramen…can you?
Image credit: Wikimedia, Fresh ramen noodle