Just as Keizo Shimamoto was about to bring his celebrated Tokyo ramen shop Bassanova to New York, the deal collapsed (though a Bassanova just opened in Chinatown without his participation). Rebounding swiftly, he hatched the Ramen Burger (pictured): a shoyu-seasoned beef patty in a fried-noodle “bun” that debuted to raves at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg. Find out where it’ll turn up next on Shimamoto’s blog.

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