When I first heard the words Ramen and Burger together, I’ll admit it brought back some not so pleasant memories from my college days, but I’ll also admit, I was intrigued.
Ton Ton at Ponce City Market is known for their delicious Ramen dishes that in no way resemble what came inside that sodium infused $.29 packet of whatever it was that many of us lived on for a few lean years of our lives. Trust me, it’s really good, but the segment is not Ramen with Buck, it’s #BurgersWIthBuck.
Leave it to Chef Guy Wong to combine the two.
I had no idea what to expect from the Ramen Burger, but Chef Wong told me that it’s very different and that he thought I was going to like it. He was right on both counts.
So the Ramen in the Ramen Burger refers to the bun. They take their Ramen noodles, add a little egg white wash, form a top and a bottom bun and then cook it on the grill. In between the buns is an organic ground beef pattie, a little Asian mayo, cheese, tomato, and gourmet pickles. The burgers is delicious, but the bun makes it truly unique. It’s hard to describe, but it’s a flavor, a texture and almost a slight crunch that really work well together.
The Ramen Burgers are available only on Wednesdays beginning at 5:00, and served “while supplies last”. I’m told they make 3-40 every Wednesday, and they go quickly. There’s nothing like a limited supply to help increase demand, and the fact that it ’s delicious doesn’t hurt. The Ramen Burger costs $14. You owe it to yourself to try it at least once and then decide for yourself if it is to be your “Wednesday Thing”.
For more information on Ton Ton including the location and the rest of their menu, go to their website, http://www.tontonramen.com/ . And, as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured on, tell me about it on https://www.facebook.com/BuckFOX5 or https://twitter.com/BuckFOX5, and don't forget to use the hash tag #BurgersWithBuck and/or #BWB.