Ramen Burger – Sushi Style

Ramen Burger – Sushi Style – vibrantly flavored with classic sushi flavors, this crispy chikn burger is sandwiched inside the unique ramen bun – yum!

Ramen Burger - Sushi Style

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Can you believe it is September?

I cannot believe it is September.

There. Cliches out of the way, I want to take a moment to thank you.

All of you who visit me here every day, even when I have been too busy these last two years to connect, reply to your very appreciated comments, or visit your blogs often. There have been times I so truly missed the community of blogging, have felt so out of touch from that community, and I miss it.

I am coming back. Right now, I have been taking time.

To mourn. To celebrate. To remember. To express gratitude. Lots of gratitude.

Thank you, dear readers. So many of you have shown me such generous friendship, and have helped to make a difficult time a bit easier, a bit brighter. I am overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness.

Ramen Burger - Sushi Style

Vegan MoFo is here again – this is my third year participating. The plant based version of NaNoWriMo is a fun month of themes and inspiration. I honestly didn’t know if I had it in me this year, but much like a major kitchen renovation being the best distraction for me right now, I am ready to tackle Vegan MoFo.

I already have some fun ideas.

I am kicking off Vegan MoFo 2013 with a super fun recipe that tastes amazing.

Admittedly not my idea, the ramen burger originates from the genius Keizo Shimamoto in Brooklyn. Maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s the latest trend to hit the summer food scene, edging out my fascination for the cronut. I needed to try this myself.

The original ramen bun method is simple – cooked ramen noodles mixed with egg, molded into a bun shape, fried in a pan.

Watch this HuffPost video of making a ramen bun.

I already had my flavor ideas – you cannot go wrong with sriracha, wasabi and pickled ginger – but how to make this ramen bun without egg?

Here is my plant based version of the ramen burger – sushi style.

Ramen Burger - Sushi Style

Ramen Burger – Sushi Style

YIELD: one full size burger or two slider size

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 tablespoons flax seed, freshly ground
3 tablespoons hot water

1 package ramen style instant noodles (I found rice based, lime flavored)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
chick-quin patties
sriracha mayo (sriracha + vegan mayonnaise)
wasabi mayo (wasabi paste or powder + vegan mayonnaise)
pickled ginger
sliced avocado

INSTRUCTIONS:

Grind flax seed in blender, coffee grinder. Place 2 tablespoons flax in a bowl, add water and stir. Place in refrigerator to set into gel.

Cook ramen noodles (add flavor packet after draining for additional flavor). Allow to cool. Add flax gel to ramen noodles, combine completely (using hands or fork). For full size bun, divide ramen equally between two large (greased / sprayed) ramekins. For smaller slider size buns, divide equally between four small ramekins. Transfer ramekins to refrigerator to set, 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove ramekins from refrigerator, set on a baking sheet and bake ramen buns inside ramekins for 15 minutes. Remove and cool to touch.

Using a fork or flexible spatula, gently remove each ramen bun from ramekin. In pan over medium high heat, melt coconut oil. Place ramen buns in sizzling oil, cook until lightly browned on each side (2-3 minutes).

Assemble the burgers: spread sriracha mayo on bottom bun, top with avocado and chick-quin patty. Add wasabi mayo and pickled ginger, top with the other ramen bun. Enjoy.

Ramen Burger - Sushi Style

Such good flavor, and so fun to eat.

and it really does hold together well.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    I can’t believe that it is september too… How did it happen?
    I had seen those burgers in some magazine (or was it online?). I don’t think they would come so soon to Goa, except if I make them asap and give them to try to the others here. For once I have all ingredients that you mentioned except the chick-quin patties, but that can be taken care of for sure. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I have been wondering how to make it. =)

  2. says

    If September means cooler weather and a new beginning of sorts, I’m more than ready for a new month. I hope you can find some comfort and peace in the days and weeks ahead, my friend, and Vegan Mofo is a great distraction to start with!

    While I will never make a ramen burger–I’ve seen them all over the place–I do love Vegan Mofo for all the great posts and ideas. I look forward to this year as well!

  3. says

    These look like they’d be really fun – to make and eat. Since I recently (finally) learned to cook quinoa, I’ve been excited to try your recipe for the chick-quin patties – perfect timing. :)

    I never knew about the Vegan MoFo before this, either. Yay for cooler weather and more time to cook.

  4. says

    the burgers look fabulous. i have been intrigued by them for a while, sometimes in a good way and sometimes not so.
    Awesome start to mofo. Hope you are holding up well. Hugs.

  5. says

    This. Is. Awesome!!!! I have been having a love affair with Ramen for years and I keep telling myself (actually, others keep telling me) that Ramen alone is not nutritious enough and that I need to add something to the mix. I just love it with salt, pepper and sriracha. But now, the ramen bun??? Which I can sandwich around nutritionally sound fillings, plus…uh-wha?? SRIRACHA MAYO!? You just made my day. Yum. Yum. YUMMMM. :)

  6. says

    Wow! This looks and sounds amazing :) I´m usually quite late on the novelty/craze/hype food train, but I wanted to try this ever since I heard of it. Thanks for the recipe^^ I love your blog.

  7. says

    OBSESSED with ramen burgers- There was this place in Singapore when I was a kid which opened up and I think was one of the first- It would be our #1 stop whenever visiting there ha!

    This version, I’d eat deconstructed cos those patties loook epic!

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