Somebody Made a Ramen Lobster Roll, Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore


The ramen burger shouldn’t have worked. Same goes for ramen poutine or bacon ramen sushi rolls, and yet somehow the latter two still snaked their way into internet infamy just within the last week alone. And now we find that a ramen lobster roll recipe has existed since September of last year? It’s official, folks. There is truly no escaping the rame-fications of ramen-mania. (Not sorry.)

To construct the buttery mash-up, Taiwanese-American blogger Joy of The Cooking of Joy cooked some instant noodles with egg, let them chill in the fridge, then pan fried and molded them into a taco shape. The lobster salad consisted of a pound and half of chopped lobster meat, toasted sesame oil, and kewpie (Japanese mayonnaise).

The result? A welcome submission to the ongoing Frankenramen craze. Although, would it be too much to ask for something sweet for a change? Ramen donuts, someone make it happen.

By Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.

5 replies on “Somebody Made a Ramen Lobster Roll, Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore”

As a person on a starting salary who consumes so much ramen that there may soon be health “rame-fications,” I think these things are brilliant. It gets a bit stale eating the same thing over and over.

You’re absolutely correct. It’s deep-fried, freeze-fried food that’s cheap and full of fat and sodium.

(but so damn good)

You can, of course, you get FRESH ramen, but that’s hard to come by in the states, unless you make it yourself. Or go to Japan. Which I wouldn’t mind doing.

No. No, no, no, no, NO. Let’s go back to the safe, loving arms of the bacon trend. This business with ramen in place of things that are better than ramen, in those places… it must stop.

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