Bizarre Burgers That Are Super Trendy
When is a burger not a burger? Kitchen mad scientists are pushing the limits of this American favorite and coming up with bizarre variations on the classic beef patty on a bun. Last weekend, foodie fans of culinary innovation (weirdness?) lined up to try to one of only 100 ramen Burgers available at Smorgasburg, a food-based flea market in hipster heaven, the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Brought to the United States by chef Keizo Shimamoto who previously worked in Tokyo, the dish consists of soy-basted ground beef between two fried ramen cakes. What does it taste like? "Imagine chomping into a burger and slurping a bowl of ramen at the same time. I call it 'chlurping,' Shimamoto told Yahoo! Shine.
So, what does make a burger legit? The meat? The bun? The fixin's? Here are some oddball burger variations currently on offer. You be the judge. [Additional reporting, Lauren Tuck] --Sarah B. Weir, Senior Writer