You’ve probably heard of the ramen burger craze by now. Or maybe you’ve been living under a rock. Or without interwebz. Regardless, we thought it was absolutely necessary to re-create this weird and wonderful burger, but using Indomie! We used original mi goreng, but you can use any of the Indomie varieties for this.
I must preface this recipe by saying that it’s not for everyone. The noodle buns are dense, so you can also experiment by making them thinner, depending on your preference. I also like it better when there’s more chilli sauce and kecap manis on it, so keep adding more if you like it sweet and spicy!
This recipe will make 2 Indomie burgers.
For the 2 beef patties
250g beef mince
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (or until you reach desired consistency)
salt and pepper
Combine beef mince with egg and breadcrumbs in a bowl, then shape into two patties. Season with salt and pepper right before frying. Fry the two beef patties on both sides until browned and cooked through.
For the 4 noodle buns
3 packs of Indomie noodles, boiled and drained
3 packs of Indomie seasoning
2 packs of Indomie oil (for frying)
Stir the noodles, seasoning and egg together. Then heap into a round container, a lunch box or maybe a small pie tin to make buns with approximately 2cm thickness. We made two buns at once, by putting cling wrap in between the two buns. Press down with something heavy for at least 20 minutes. We used a bottle of wine on top of a round takeaway container. When the noodles have set, fry them in the Indomie oil until brown and crispy on the outside.
Baby bok choy
2 packs of Indomie fried shallots
2 packs of Indomie kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
2 packs of Indomie chilli
Blanch baby bok choy, then assemble Indomie burger with beef patties, baby bok choy, kecap manis, chilli and fried shallots in between the noodle buns. Enjoy!