Take Two for August 8, 2013

Is the Ramen Burger New York's next big food trend?

Ramen Burger

Courtesy of Kaizu Shimamoto

Kaizu Shimamoto's ramen burger.

We introduced listeners to the Ramen Burger at the end of Wednesday's show, and the prime beef patty sandwiched between buns made of ramen noodles just won't go away. 

The snack-turned-main course item made its debut at the Smorgasburg Festival in Brooklyn last weekend, featuring a secret sauce with scallions and arugula. Some people waited in line for hours just to sample the treat.

Keizo Shimamoto is an L.A.-born chef now working in New York, and he made over 100 burgers last weekend. This week, he took a quick pit stop from the kitchen to join the show with more on his new creation. 
 


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