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Hundreds of Hawaiians wait for Ramen Burgers from Brooklyn

"As the Ramen Burger has become more popular, we always wanted to come to Hawaii," says sandwich's inventor.
By Evan Bleier   |   Jan. 17, 2014 at 11:53 AM   |   Comments

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Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Earlier this week, hundreds of Hawaiians waited in line for a taste of the food craze that swept through Brooklyn over the summer -- Ramen Burgers.

The burger’s inventor, Keizo Shimamoto, combines elements of American cuisine and Japanese flavor to create a savory sandwich that comes with a Ramen noodle bun, beef patty, arugula, scallions and, of course, secret sauce.

"It probably takes six hours to make my sauce," Shimamoto said. "For the past four years, I was training as a ramen chef in Japan. I actually quit my job as a programmer and moved there to really study ramen 'cause I have a blog called, ‘Go Ramen’ 'cause I am just crazy about ramen.”

In order to bring the unique food to the island, a pop-up Ramen Burger shop opened on Wednesday in Honolulu and started selling sandwiches for $10 a pop until they ran out. It didn’t take long to sell the 700 or so burgers that were prepped.

"As the Ramen Burger has become more popular, we always wanted to come to Hawaii," Shimamoto said.

Jeanne Hill got in line three hours before the burgers went on sale to make sure she would get a taste. "Oh my good. It's good. It's good. It's worth the wait," Hill told KITV.

Shimamoto and his brother sell about 300 Ramen Burgers every Saturday in New York and are planning to open a permanent shop in March.


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