Lotteria introduces bizarre new ramen burger

Is it the future of fast food, or just noodles in a bun?

Lotteria introduces bizarre new ramen burger

Two of the world's greatest fast foods have finally been united. On May 20, Japanese fast food chain Lotteria – whose recent culinary atrocities innovations include the nine-patty Evangelion: Q cheeseburger – will be launching what's being billed (inaccurately, we might add) as the first ever ramen burger. They've even got a famous noodle shop to help them out, Shinjuku's Menya Musashi.

Drum roll, please... The Menya Musashi Ramen Burger (¥634) comes as a lightly charred noodle patty, topped with a slice of well-stewed chashu pork and served in a bun smeared with mayonnaise. This unlikely concoction is accompanied by a side order of katsuo (bonito) flavoured soup, and – in keeping with time-honoured ramen traditions – you can get an extra 'kaedama' serving of noodles (well, a noodle patty) for ¥100.

The ramen burger will be on sale until mid-June, by which point savvy consumers should have realised that it isn't all that different from an old convenience store staple, yakisoba pan.

See the Lotteria website for more details

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By James Hadfield
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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