Sunday, November 24, 2013

009 - Ramen Burger!!

Burger with bun made out of Ramen sounded like a crazy ass idea from stoned-and-totally-tight-on-budget college student ain’t it? Nope.

Ramen Burger is the brainchild of Keizo Shimamoto, an avid foodie. 

This food took over the world by storm, much like Cronuts.

The idea is very simple: it’s a hamburger, but with a ramen for a bun instead of bread. And it is dead easy to make!

You will need:

-1 pack Instant Ramen. Pick any brand you want. I stick to the leader of the pack: INDOMIE.
- 200 gr Ground Beef
- 1 Egg
- Cheese of your choice. Cheddar is my pick
- Green Onion
- Soy Sauce. Go with Kikkoman
- Coarse Sea Salt
- Freshly ground Pepper
- Various garnish. I’m going with Tomato and Iceberg Lettuce

Keizo uses Miso based sauce for its burger. Me? I like to keep it simple with Mayo-Sriracha  OR Peanut Butter-Vinegar-Sriracha (YES, PEANUT BUTTER WORKED WONDER!)

Ready? Here We Go!

Step 1 – Boil your ramen according to manufacturer’s guidance. Dont forget to put the seasoning in the water too!

Step 2 – Strain your ramen when it has reach your desired doneness, put it on a bowl and set aside. Right after that, crack your egg, and mix it with the noodle. When you’re mixing it, try to remember things that made your heart ache. Got that? NOW MIX THAT MOTHERFUCKER LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW.

Step 3 – Grab a small bowl, or anything that has concentric circles on it. I’m using my ceramic baking cup. Line it with plastic wrap, and divide the ramen-egg mixture into 2. Cover it up, and let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to harden up. Yea, HARD. Heehehehehe *perverted face*

Step 4 – Prep your beef. Chop the green part of your green onion finely and mix it with the beef. Add a splash of soy sauce. Now it’s time to get down and dirty with your hands and mix it all up. Don’t mix it too much, or the meat will be drier than the Sahara when it’s finished. Let it sit in the fridge, covered, for 10 minutes to firm up.

Step 5 – Prepare your sauce. This time I’m making a 2 sauce combo. The Mayo-Sriracha will go on the top bun, and the Peanut Butter-Vinegar-Sriracha will go on the bottom bun. The sauce combo will explode in your mouth like Freddie Mercury singing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ while sitting on Darth Vader’s shoulder.

Step 6 – Oil your pan, and cook your Bun. Use medium heat. This will took around 3-4 minutes on each side. Once the bun is golden and crispy, transfer it to a plate.

Step 7 – Cook your patty. Use medium-high heat on your non-stick pan, and cook for around 2-3 minutes on each side. Once you flip it, put your cheese and let it melt into ooey gooey ooziness. And don't forget to season both side with salt and pepper!

Step 8 – ASSEMBLE. Bun-Mayo Sauce-Tomato-Lettuce-Meat-PB sauce-Bun.


Okay, I’m out. I’m gonna get my hands dirty.

Till next time.



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