What You'll Need
- 7 oz. ramen noodles, cooked according to the packet instructions
- 1 medium egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
- 2 beef patties
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp teriyaki sauce
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 slices Cheddar or Monterey Jack (optional)
- 2 tbsp mustard relish
- 2 tbsp wasabi mayonnaise
- 2 oz. Chinese cabbage, shredded
- 1 radish, thinly sliced
- 1 pinch chives
- Sriracha, to serve
Step 1: Let the noodles cool to room temperature. In a small mixing bowl, stir the egg into the noodles, tossing thoroughly to coat. Divide the egg-dressed noodles into 4 portions, and place each into a round 3½ in. mold. Alternatively, if you do not have any molds, shape the buns using your hands. They will be looser, but delicious all the same.
Step 2: Add the oil to a skillet and set over a medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, place the noodle buns into the pan in their molds (if using) and use a small ramekin to press them down. Cook until the bottom is a dark golden brown. Flip both of the noodle buns, and cook until a dark golden brown on both sides, then carefully remove from the molds.
Step 3: Season the beef patties with salt, pepper, teriyaki sauce and sesame oil. Wipe out the frying pan and cook the patties over a medium-high heat for about 4 minutes on each side until medium rare, or to your preference. Top with a slice of cheese, if using.
Step 4: Assemble the burgers, starting with the ramen bun, followed by the mustard relish, burger patty (cheese side up), wasabi mayonnaise, cabbage, radish, chives and Sriracha. Top with the other ramen noodle bun.
Tip: For a quick wasabi mayonnaise, mix 1 tsp wasabi with 3 tbsp mayonnaise.