By now, we are guessing you may have heard about this thing New Yorkers started lining up for weeks ago (some of them may still be waiting there) -- the ramen burger. Invented by Keizo Shimamoto of Go Ramen!, the ramen burger originally debuted at Smorgasburg, a weekly
waiting in line festival food fair in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. But with waits of an hour or more, some hybrid food fans have taken matters into their own hands.
Almost as soon as the arrival of the ramen burger was announced, homemade ramen burger recipe tutorials started taking shape. And, as they are wont to do, the food-loving community at Reddit has embraced this new technique with characteristically open arms. Also characteristically, some of them have really screwed up their ramen burgers and posted photos on the internet to serve as a warning to all of us. We've pulled together some of our favorite ramen burgers of Reddit, from the good, to the bad, to the OMG WTF?
1. The Original Ramen Burger
The O.G. ramen burger from Go Ramen! at Smorgasburg.
2. The Pork Chop Ramen Burger
What can we say about Reddit user code2mind's pork chop ramen burger? Nailed it. But the real way, not the sarcastic Reddit way. We'd eat the hell out of this.
3. The Ramen Porkburger
So, Reddit loves a pork sandwich, is what we're gathering. Reddit user lemonpotato made this one high and tight. Commendable.
4. The Ramen Cheeseburger
Yes, Reddit user rm0826, this is what we are talking about. Cheese + burger + ramen. Thank you for doing all of us this service.
5. The Minimalist Ramen Burger
Ramen buns, burger, no more, no less. Reddit user ccm139 keeps things simple.
6. The This Is Where Things Start To Go Awry Ramen Burger
Reddit user AshX3 said, "Tried making a Ramen Burger with Verde sauce from Taco Bell." Wait, wait. We don't like where this is going.
7. The Something Is Amok Ramen Burger
We can't quite put our finger on it, but something about Reddit user seantwopointone's ramen burger seems slightly off. It looks very... soft.
8. The Ramen Burger With Tater Tots
In which Reddit user debbers111 tries to use tater tots to distract us from whatever is going on with those ramen buns.
9. The Extra Crispy Ramen Burger
Reddit user NUTELLA_TITS' (O_O) boyfriend tried his hand at a ramen burger. Says NUTELLA_TITS, "It was pretty alright."
10. The NOPE NOPE NOPE Ramen Burger
Reddit user failureisrelative made a tilapia ramen burger. We hid under our desks.
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Mashup Squared: Cronut Umami Burger
What happens when you combine a cronut with just-opened New York hotspot Umami Burger? <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/30/cronut-umami-burger_n_3677413.html" target="_blank">THIS.</a>
Chicken Waffle Tenders
Popeyes decided that eating chicken and waffles on their own isn't as good as combining the two. Meet the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/popeyes-chicken-waffles-tenders_n_3645022.html" target="_blank">chicken waffle tender</a>, which features a chicken tender coated in waffle batter.
When it comes to dessert, it can be hard to decide between a cookie or brownie. Chips Ahoy just made that decision a little easier by stuffing a chewy cookie with a brownie. We could get behind this.
Glazed Dunkin' Donuts Breakfast Sandwich
An egg sandwich meets a donut. For <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/glazed-donut-breakfast-sandwich-review-dunkin_n_3391060.html" target="_blank">better or worse</a>.
Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwich
Gluttony or genius? Probably a little of both. This is now <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/23/carls-jr-pop-tart-ice-cream-sandwich_n_3641689.html" target="_blank">available nationwide</a>.
Mashup Squared: Donut Ice Cream Sandwich
If there are donut breakfast sandwiches and Pop-Tart ice cream sandwiches, then obviously donut ice cream sandwiches should work well. <a href="http://astrodoughnuts.com/" target="_blank">Astro Doughnuts</a> in Washington, D.C. has debuted two flavors: raspberry verbena ice cream on a passion fruit donut sandwich and a mocha java ice cream on a chocolate donut sandwich.
Perhaps Doritos Locos tacos are the most well-known hybrid food. The Doritos taco shells have caught the fast food world by storm and they have been one of Taco Bell's most successful products ever.
Taco Bell's thirst for food mashups has yet to be quenched -- the chain is now <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/taco-bell-waffle-taco_n_3712662.html" target="_blank">testing the waffle taco</a> in more stores. It includes scrambled eggs, sausage and a side of syrup, all wrapped in a waffle.
Crown Crust Pizza
Pizza Hut has created all sorts of bizarre combinations but the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/24/pizza-hut-middle-east-crown-crust-carnival_n_1448413.html" target="_blank">Crown Crust Pizza</a>, which features hamburgers inside the crust, probably takes the cake.