L.A.’s Ramen Burger! Seaweed Fries! Octopus Balls! Ramen Burgers Galore!

unique ramen-burger

Behold The Majesty Of Ramen – In A Burger!

Time to share my amazing “Ramen Burger” adventure in Los Angeles – a culinary journey that began in Japan!

Ramen-Burger-Chef Keizo Shimamoto

Meet The Ramen Burger Master!

First, meet Chef Keizo Shimamoto – who runs “Ramen Burger” – a great restaurant with locations all over the world!

Chef Shimamoto loves to make – and serve – THIS:

ramen burger

Here is the way the Ramen Burger website describes the inspiration for Ramen Burger: “As a Japanese kid growing up in California, Keizo Shimamoto developed a love for both parts of his culture: L.A. and Tokyo, ramen and burgers.

While studying ramen in Japan, he encountered pork sandwiches with ramen buns, and a light bulb went off. Inspired by the burgers back home, he merged the best of both and reinvented two iconic dishes.

ramenburger_Keizo Shimamto

The Original Ramen Burger™ was born, as was an unpredictable, unprecedented, unrestrained demand from the public.

The result is iconoclastic and exciting, and he’s just getting started.”

Well Then, Start On Me!

I was invited by my friend Cary Greene to join him at the Ramen Burger restaurant in Los Angeles…how could I refuse?

Ramen Burger Los Angeles

The adventure begins in Koreatown – located west of downtown LA and east of Hollywood…and as you can see, you can actually order your food through a window and eat outside!

Ramen Burger LA

best ramen burgers in LA

Ramen Burger Menu

As you can see, it’s a diverse menu, and we dove in head first! You have four different burgers, with three different topping options…plus specials as well – and yes, those are “Seaweed Fries” you see listed! I will show you those, but first we had to try these:

Octopus Balls recipe Ramen Burger LA

Takoyaki! Octopus Balls!

Yes, these deep fried Octopus balls came in a delicious mayo with green onions – they were moist, full of great chunks of Octopus, and very filling for an appetizer!

Ramen Burger Octopus Balls

Octopus Balls Ramen Burger recipe

Bring On The Ramen!

Now, time for the main course: time to dive into a Ramen Burger! First, you are served a burger wrapped in a very unique manner:

LA's secret ramen burger stands

Ramen Burger recipes with bacon

Then its time to dig in – first, the beef patty is large, the meat is succulent, the arugula a nice spicy taste that pushes back against the tangy sweet secret shoe glaze…and of course, some bacon!

Ramen burger recipes LA

The “bun” itself is slightly crunchy on the top, but soft and spongy – in a very good way! It has the flavor of a great ramen noodle, the firmness needed to handle the burger, and is a unique flavor contrast to a regular bun!

best ramen burger recipes LA

Pass Me The Seaweed Fries!

This was the greatest surprise of all: you can order fries, with cheese – or you can order them with seaweed!

seaweed fries LA

Ramen burger seaweed fries

If you eat sushi you know what seaweed tastes like: now imagine that flavor sprinkled over some fries – with a nice touch of salt – and you know what is in store – and they are delicious!

Ramen Burger Los Angeles

Ramen Burger was terrific – very reasonable, delicious food, and unique! If you ant to know more about Ramen Burger, you can see more here:

http://www.ramenburger.com

And you can see more ramen magic as well:

ramen burger

The “Taishoken Ganso Tsukemen Ramen Burger”!

Yes, the Lotteria restaurant chain in Japan has a special ramen burger as well!

ramen-burger

Yes, the “ramen burger” craze began in Japan! And that’s not all! Remember this burger masterpiece?

9-patty-mega-burger

Yes, Japan has led the way in making the world’s most unique burgers!

See some of the wackiest burgers Japan has ever come up with here:

https://johnrieber.com/2013/05/16/wacky-ramen-burgers-crazy-japanese-burger-menu-east-meets-west-with-video/

And if you are still thinking about ramen, how about his:

noodle pizza

Yes, it’s a ramen noodle pizza! And of course, it came from Japan! See where – and what else they are topping their pizzas with, by clicking here:


https://johnrieber.com/2015/09/10/wild-bacon-ramen-okonomiyaki-pizzas-hot-and-wet-burgers-japanese-fast-food-madness/

And finally, you may want to try ONE more ramen noodle dish – in a museum!

Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum

Yes, Japan has a “Cup O’ Noodles” museum! See it here:


https://johnrieber.com/2015/08/19/cup-of-noodles-ice-cream-cup-noodles-museum-japans-wackiest-museums/

Let me know if you’ve had a ramen burger and what you thought of it!

Ramen burger recipes LA



Categories: Art, BACON, Books / Media, cookbooks, Exotic Travel, Food, Food Review, Hamburgers, Japan, Los Angeles, Memoirs, Recipes, Restaurants, Talent/Celebrities, Travel, Travel Adventures, Travel Memoir, Uncategorized, Wacky Food

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

12 replies

  1. I have never even seen a Ramen Burger, John. It looks tasty though.
    We have an American TV show here called ‘Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.’ The size of the portions, and the amount of fried food, never ceases to amaze us!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Yes, the portions in the US are simply too large…I read they’ve gone up more than 35% since the 70’s…companies decided that if the population doesn’t grow 10% each year, then the amount of food sold to each person must in order to keep profits up! Disgraceful

  2. I didn’t know that Octopuses had balls…

  3. I’ve never had a ramen burger, but I would try it. Next time I’m in LA! Thanks for sharing. Koko 🙂

Trackbacks

  1. May Is “National Burger Month”! Five Iconic Burgers! Bite Down On This Tasty Celebration! – johnrieber
  2. REAL Noodle Baths! Yes, “Ramen Noodle Bathing” Is Here! Japan’s Wild Food Trend! – johnrieber
  3. Pork Belly Tacos! Octopus Balls! Ketchup Leather! The World’s Best Street Food! – johnrieber
  4. I Love “Octopus Balls”. Here Is The Delicious Reason Why…And A Recipe Too! – johnrieber
  5. New Food Fad – “Sushi Donuts”! Amazing “Fish Food” Recipes! Delicious Viral Video! My Favorite Food Mashups! – johnrieber
  6. Sushi Crunch Wraps! Sushi Burgers! Sushi Hot Dogs Too! WAVE Bistro’s Incredible Sushi Mashups! – johnrieber

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Joy Lennick

Writing and Reading

Kenny's Camera, Cooking & Crazy Confessions!

It's photography, recipes and madness. It's laughter, it's lessons, it's life...

Captain's Quarters

Exploring sci-fi, fantasy, and young adult novels.

Roberta Writes

How you see life depends on how you look at things

Thirsty Journeys

Quenching your thirst for travel

Robbie Cheadle

Books | Poems | Reviews

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

Just muddling through life

The ups and downs of a working mum

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Urban Suburban Girl

(adj.) cul – de – sac couture

You can always start now

exploring possibilities

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

The Planking Traveler

Affordable Travel, Enjoyable Movement, And Healthy Living Inspiration

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Pages, Places, & Plates

Reviews of books, eateries, experiences, and travel.

Binging on a Budget

"Help Me, I'm Poor."

Sunshine with Savannah

Writer aiming to cultivate kindness. | Exploring, learning, scribbling, finding sunshine wherever I go.

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

A Rambling Reviewer

Here be rambles and reviews.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Wrangling literary arts for writers: words for people!

The Annual Bloggers Bash

The Official Website for the Best Blogging Event of the Year!

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Colline's Blog

A potpourri of books and things

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Films. Travel. Photography. Books. Let's talk.

From Michigan to Germany

A family from Michigan living abroad in Germany.

JR-Sploitation!

The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.

fancypaper

Little Things Make Us Happy

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Come for Adventure. Stay for the Ride!

%d bloggers like this: