Ramen Burger Hits LA With Brick and Mortar Location in K-Town

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The famous Ramen Burger has hit LA several times now, most recently at the DTLA Night Market, but it looks like Keizo Shimamoto is looking to make his signature creation a staple here in SoCal.

Ramen Burger LA’s new location will take over a walk-up window in K-Town currently known as Stall 239. The stall serves fusion style grub to night owls wandering the streets of LA but will serve favorites from Shimamoto’s menu, including his new Ramen Fries, during two soft opening events on July 5 (1:00PM-6:00PM) and July 13 (2:00PM-8:00PM) ahead of its August 1, 2014 official soft opening.

The location is fairly small so we’re assuming lines these next two weekends will be pretty long for the East Coast transplant. Hopefully Shimamoto gauges how to deal with the crowds before the first Ramen Burger LA location opens.

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ALERT: The Ramen Fries Are Coming


Keizo Shimamoto, creator of the famous Ramen Burger has created the only side dish worthy of being paired with his game changing burger, Ramen Fries. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, those are straight up wedges of deep fried ramen noodles topped with what looks like a secret sauce of some kind and chopped green onions.

Shimamoto is being fairly secretive about his new creation revealing only this photo on his official website and Facebook. There’s no official drop date on the Ramen Fries but Shimamoto has said fans can expect them soon at Smorgasburg, Brooklyn Flea, and Berg’n, at least when it finally opens.

H/T + PicThx Ramen Burger


Ramen Bun Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Because Why Not?


For all their lack of structural integrity (i.e., falling apart after five bites), it’s kind of hard to believe how many burgers and sandwiches use instant ramen bricks as buns. Still, Keizo Shimamoto’s summer 2013 brainchild, much like its hybrid cousin the Cronut, continues to go strong nearly a year later, spawning breakfast knock-offs and pork belly knock-offs and now, a grilled cheese knock-off, courtesy of blogger husband Kruz of House of Yumm.

Like most ramen burger recipes, House of Yumm’s ramen buns are held together by cooking the noodles, straining them, mixing them with egg, freezing them, and then frying them. The insides (arugula, cheese, and sautéed mushrooms, because the veggies really make a difference) are added immediately after for maximum residual melt.

Oh, and Nick from Dude Foods did one too, though his is considerably more dude-friendly and lacks vegetables. Hey, at least no one’s trying to make tomato boba milk tea to go along with it.


FLASH SALE: The Original Ramen Burgers Now Available for Purchase Online


Beginning May 13, Goldbely is having a limited flash sale where anyone can order Ramen Burgers straight from New York. For $8 a burger, customers can purchase batches of 2 or 4. Prepare for absolute anarchy, people.

In a collaboration with Ramen Burger creator Keizo Shimamoto, the burgers will be expedited out by Friday May 16 with shipping costs covered by Goldbely. The Ramen Burgers will be the same as the ones served in Shimamoto’s Brooklyn restaurant Smorgasburg.

While the sale only just begun, orders have pretty much broken the internet. As fellow Foodbeast Ashley puts it, “It’s worse than Comic Con badge sales.”

The #ReleaseTheRamenBurger sale ends on Wednesday May, 14 at 11:59 pm. Any die-hard Ramen Burger fans are advised to stay close to their computers for the next two days and expect some frustration.


Ramen Burger to Set Up Shop in Crown Heights


Keizo Shimamoto, creator of the Ramen Burger a.k.a. one of the most popular food hybrids of 2013, is looking to expand from his humble Smorgasburg booth to a more permanent location. Eater reports that a Ramen. Co storefront recently popped up in the Financial District of New York but don’t get too excited yet, this might only be the base of operations for Shimamoto’s business.

The Ramen Burger Facebook page does state that Shimamoto will make Ramen Burger a “full-time operation” this year and it looks like it’ll be sooner rather than later. Berg’n, a new storefront located in Crown Heights, will feature Smorgasburg’s beer hall, Brooklyn’s Flea Market and a food court housing four of Smorgasburg’s favorite vendors: Mighty Quinn’s, Asiadog, Pizza Moto, and of course Ramen Burger. Berg’n is set to open this March which means New Yorkers only have a few more weeks before they can get their Ramen fix any day of the week.

H/T Eater, Facebook