The latest food fad has finally hit the Islands — but just today only.
Keizo Shimamoto (@goramen), the mastermind behind the uber-popular Ramen Burgers, is serving up burgers sandwiches between his signature ramen noodle buns from 11 a.m. today at Taste Table in Kakaako.
And they’ve only prepped 700 burgers, so when they’re sold out, they’re sold out.
This is the first time Shimamoto has been to Hawaii to serve what has turned into a national phemon. Copycat ramen (and saimin) burgers have popped up on menus everywhere — including here at Tanaka Ramen — and people have been lining up to try this new twist on an American classic.
Last night Taste held a invite-only event to sample the Ramen Burger — and one with roast pork created by chef Mark “Gooch” Noguchi — that lured foodies and ramen fiends from around the island.
Here’s what last night’s sneak preview looked like — and maybe it will entice you to make the trek to Kakaako — and brave the lines — today:
Shimamoto, who hails from New York City, was in the kitchen with his chef, Paul, and his sister-in-law, Miho. They were slamming on the grill, making ramen burgers for the folks who had been lining up since 5 p.m.
Ramen Burgers will be available today only, from 11 a.m. until they’re sold out, at Taste Table in Kakaako.