News in Easy English 028 – English Listening Lesson – The Ramen Burger

Is the Next Big Thing the Ramen Burger?

First, there was the sushi boom. And these days, ramen is the hot thing. But could this be the next food craze from Japan? It’s called the ramen burger and it made its American debut at a food festival in New York this August. It’s a burger wrapped in fried ramen noodles instead of a bun.

Its creator, Keizo Shimamoto, hopes to open a ramen burger restaurant in the future. His idea may have some potential, as over 500 people lined up in the rain for the chance to try his new creation—some waiting nearly two hours.

I don’t know if I would wait in line for hours to get one, but it does look pretty good.