Ramen Burger

Ramen Burger by The Aimless Cook

The ramen burger is gaining popularity in North America. Touted as the newest food craze, it’s a clever sandwich using ramen noodles as the bun. Today, I’m going to show you how to make your own. Enjoy!

You will need:

  • fresh ramen noodles (one package per person)
  • 1 egg, beaten

For the beef teriyaki filling:

  • 10 oz. thinly sliced beef (per person)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • a splash of sake (optional)
  • ¼ cup dashi

Cook the ramen like you normally would until cooked. Strain and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the beaten egg and combine until the noodles are evenly coated. Take the noodles, divide them into 2 equal portions, and put them into ring moulds, ramekins, or burger patty moulds. Pack them and weigh them down so that they can set in the shape of your ‘buns’. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

For the Beef Teriyaki, start by sauteing the onion in a small pot on medium heat with a bit of oil. Cook until the onions are lightly caramelized, then add the beef. Cook until the beef starts to change colour. Next, add the rest of the ingredients and continue cooking until the beef is done and the sauce is thickened to your liking.

When the noodles are set, they should pop out of the moulds easily. Fry them on a lightly oiled skillet on medium high heat until they are slightly browned and warmed through.

Assemble your burger and enjoy!

 

*The ramen bun holds up well to sauce. You can of course enjoy them with hamburger patties, katsu, fried oysters, etc. It up to your imagination.

What are you going to put in your ramen buns?

3 Responses to Ramen Burger

  1. Janine says:

    Hey Jay! Loved your video, and we are gonna make ramen sliders for a party next weekend. Using your instructions we will make the mini buns, and then we are making two types of “burgers”: ground pork gyoza filling burgers with sauce, and ground turkey flavored with sesame oil, fish sauce, jalapeno and served with okonomiyaki bbq sauce topped with shredded carrots and lettuce. Thanks for sharing your cooking!

  2. Ken Krigger says:

    Jay, where did you buy the molds used in your demo? What is the name/ brand I should look for?

    • I found them at an Asian grocery store. There are all kinds of types, no real brands specifically. Daiso will most definitely have them. If not, then you can just search for ‘onigiri mould’ on Amazon or eBay.

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