いらっしゃいませ!

Welcome to my ramen dream... Currently being interpreted in Ramen Burger Land... Looking for a good slurp? Email me ! - Keizo

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I promise...

I promise to blog more in 2014. There is still a lot of story to tell. Ramen, ramen burger, and others. And I promise to share some recipes. ;)

Have a happy new year. Be safe. And I'll see you in 2014!!

Go Ramen! Go Life!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ramen Fever II: The Ramen Burger Effect...

On a stage that the Dalai Lama once spoke, I spoke about Ramen Burger. And the people listened. I think. Haha.


Special thanks to Yoshie Ito, Taeko Baba, the Asia Society New York for inviting me and to Michael McAteer and Kenshiro Uki for joining me. I told you we didn't have to be nervous!

If you have a minute, please watch this clip from last night.
http://asiasociety.org/video/lifestyle/secrets-ramen-burger

If you have an hour, please watch the complete show here.
http://asiasociety.org/video/lifestyle/ramen-burger-effect-complete


Friday, December 13, 2013

Ramen Burger in Northern Cali!!...

You asked for it, so now you will have it! To all my friends in the Bay Area, the original ramen burger is coming. And not just the original, but for the first time ever on any menu...the Double Ramen Burger!! With cheese or without! We'll see you at Mitsuwa San Jose from 11am until they are all gone. Come early and get your hands on one!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chicago Food Film Festival 2013!...

Did you miss the New York premiere of Biting into the Ramen Burger? Then come to Chicago!!


Biting into the Ramen Burger- Trailer from Edit Beach on Vimeo.

For the first time in Chicago, Ramen Burger by Keizo Shimamoto sponsored by Burger Maker and Sun Noodle!!

All events will take place at:
Kendall College
900 N North Branch St
Chicago, IL 60642
Note: Details are subject to change without notice.
Film screenings begin 15 minutes after General Admission doors open.
All Festival events are 21+
Peanuts, nuts and other food allergens may be present in the food served at The Festival.  Although we make every effort to keep these items separated, we cannot guarantee that the food served will be free of the 8 major allergens identified by the FDA.
By entering and by your presence here you consent to be photographed, filmed, and recorded and acknowledge that such films and recordings of you may be used in any and all media and for any purpose throughout the universe in perpetuity without compensation or credit to you. You understand that all photography, filming, and recording will be done in reliance of this consent given by you.

Two more weeks of outdoor Smorgasburg!!!

Thank you for all the Smorgasburg love. There's only two more weeks of outdoor Smorg left so make sure you dress warm and come with an appetite--no more one-per limit!! Buy as many as you want!

AND to cap off such a lovely summer, we will be open at Pier 5 on Sundays too!! See you there!!


Saturday in Willamsburg: 11am-6pm (or until we sell out)


Sunday at Pier 5: 11am-6pm (or until we sell out)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ramen Burger at Mitsuwa Torrance Part 2...

So you've probably heard by now. But in case you haven't...

I'll see you at Mitsuwa Market in Torrance on Sunday, November 10th.

500 Ramen Burger's AND cheese.

http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/11/05/ramen_burger_strikes_mitsuwa_torrance_november_10.php


Ramen Burger at Brooklyn Brewery...


It is an honor for Ramen Burger to be a part of the Aki Matsuri Festival presented by the Gohan Society at Brooklyn Brewery tomorrow Thursday, November 7th from 6:30-9:30pm. There's nothing like a Ramen Burger and a good beer. See you there!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Feirinha Gastronômica in São Paulo, Brazil...

Happy Halloween!


Brazil. Are you kidding me??? Ramen Burger is going to Brazil??!!!!

Not Kidding.



Sunday November 3rd at Feirinha Gastronômica in São Paulo, Brazil, we will be serving Keizo Shimamoto's Original Ramen Burger to a lucky 600 persons.

Te vejo em breve!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NYC Food Film Festival 2013...

On Monday October 28th, the NYC Food Film Festival will wrap up its week-long celebration of food and films with a special night dedicated to Ramen Burger and the new film Biting into the Ramen Burger by Michael Fox and Edit Beach. Tickets are only $50 (food and alcohol included) and you better get them now cuz they are very limited and may sell out fast!


"The evening starts with a Raw Oyster Bar by Open Oyster NYC and Fishers Island Oyster Farm, supporting the great work of the NY Harbor School."

"Also, enjoy sustainable wines by Frei Brothers Reserve and beers by Warsteiner, the exclusive imported beer of the 2013 NYC Food Film Festival."


Biting into the Ramen Burger- Trailer from Edit Beach on Vimeo.

And don't forget to attend the entire NYC Food Film Festival beginning Wednesday October 23rd!!

Ramen Burger Orange County: 2013 Japan America Kite Festival in Seal Beach...

It's that time. That time to fly a kite. AND enjoy a Ramen Burger of course. A REAL one.


Join us this Sunday, October 20th on the North Side of Seal Beach Pier from 10am to 5pm. Ramen Burger will begin selling at 11am. 500 burgers first come, first serve for $8.


The JAPAN AMERICA KITE FESTIVAL® is the largest kite festival in Southern California and one of the most “family friendly” kite festivals worldwide!


"Creator of the newest food sensation, Ramen Burger™, Keizo Shimamoto, is making his appearance at the festival - made possible by Delta Air Lines. Taste the sensation that has captivated the world! He will be serving 500 Ramen Burgers™ starting from 11:00 a.m."

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Small Business Big Game...

Please vote for us!!! Ramen Burger Super Bowl!!!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Joy of Ramen Burger and Sake...


That's right, Ramen Burger at Joy of Sake this Thursday (9/26). This is going to be fun...


If you don't have your ticket yet, get it!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Limited Edition Ramen Burger™ at Dassara...

Beginning 9/15 for FOUR weeks, FOUR recipes...first introduced at Smorgasburg, then served for an entire week at Dassara Ramen in Brooklyn (50 RB's per day). The concept: A month-long Chef Collaboration with me, Keizo Shimamoto. Brooklyn...Ramen...Burger...at its finest.

And to kick it off?? A party. But not just any party. A Ramen Dreams Ramen Burger Launch Party on Saturday 9/14!!!!!!

That's right. After we pack up at Smorg, we'll head straight to Dassara and serve 200 more Ramen Burger's to the first 200 to attend. And then just get wasted in their backyard.

So who wants to join me?

https://www.facebook.com/events/165203763672773/


More details to come...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thank you Los Angeles!!

What an amazing turn out. My apologies to all the people that got turned away but thank you very much for showing your support.


Thank you Mitsuwa Torrance.


Thank you Osawa Pasadena and Chaya Downtown.


Thank you to my amazing staff of friends and family.


Thank you mom for always supporting me.




Thank you for approving!


Thank you all for making this such a special weekend.


Go Ramen! Go Life!







Thank you Cameron Leung Photography for all the amazing photos.


Incredible people, incredible fun.



Thank you Tachibe-san!!


A special thanks to my brother Jeff and sister Miho. You guys are the best! Thank you for putting this event together on such short notice. Can we do it again??

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ramen Burger Los Angeles AND Smorgasburg Week 6...

A week ago I had a dream that my mom would be able to try a Ramen Burger™, not an imposter but a REAL Ramen Burger™, the same one I debuted at Smorgasburg five weeks ago. Today that dream will come true. But not only will my mom be able to eat one, my fellow Angelinos who come early will also get to try one.

So get ready California. Get ready Los Angeles. 500 hundred Ramen Burger's (and maybe some more) will be first come first serve for $8 beginning at 11am this Saturday (9/7).

Where?? At Mitsuwa Market in Torrance. 21515 S. Western Ave., Torrance,CA 90501

And to my fellow Brooklynites, don't worry we'll still be at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg this Saturday too.

Ramen Burger™!! On both coasts!!!! What's next? Global??


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Smorgasburg Week 5!...

Marilyn Hagerty approves of the Ramen Burger. So we will make about 350ish for this Saturday.


See you at Smorgasburg!!!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Smorgasburg Week 4!...

It's been an incredible week.

MTV...


Good Day New York...


Are you ready for 400 Ramen Burger's this weekend???

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Smorgasburg Week 3!...

My apologies for not having time to blog. But I'll see you at Smprgasburg again today!!! Week 3!! 300!! Go Ramen Burgers!!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Smorgasburg Week 2 - Shoyu Ramen Burger Encore...

Back by popular demand! It's official!! See you at Smorgasburg on Saturday!!! Thanks again to Sun Noodle for letting us use their booth!


And this week's magic number? 300. See you there!!!

Salad and sandwich...

Day 1373:


Boring yes...I know.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The secret job...

Day 1372:

Somewhere in the East Village, while juggling my Ramen Burger's, I've decided to lend a ramen hand to a shop that needs it most.


Today I made this tsukemen. Hopefully you'll see it on the menu soon.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hmmmm...

Day 1371:

Hmm...I wonder when we'll be able to do Smorgasburg again?


????

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A day to rest...

Day 1370:

It's still hard to believe all this is happening.


This bowl of ramen will help me soak it all in.


Today I rest. Tomorrow I begin a new job...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ramen Burger™ Debut...

Day 1369:

Good morning, America!!!


The day has finally come.


I can't believe how fast news can travel. In just two days, the Ramen Burger™ went from dream to internet superstar before I even sold a single one.



And then we were asked to be on Good Morning America. Wow!


But as exciting as all this was and is, we still had Smorgasburg to do.


And before we could barely say irasshaimase, the line already looked like this.


It was truly amazing. And with an initial limit of 100 Ramen Burgers™, which became 150 after we stayed up all night prepping more, Mr. Pink ended up being the last lucky one.


Thank you all for braving the rain and standing in the long a** line for my creation. For those that had a chance to try it, I hope it was worth it. And for those that got turned away, I apologize profusely.


We learned a lot today and IF we do get to do this again someday we'll be better prepared.


A BIG thanks to my awesome team. Hey Kris I can't see your eyes!


Stay tuned for more announcements, more flavors, more events, more t-shirts, and more fun. Once again, thank you for all the great buzz.

Thank you Sun Noodle! Thank you Burger Maker! Thank you PleatPak! Thank you Burger Conquest!

Ramen Dreams forever!!!