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No bowl required: Hello, ramen burger

As any college student or starving artist knows, ramen noodles are an easy, cheap dish to prepare. One pot, one bowl. Bam.

One man is changing all that. Keizo Shimamoto of Los Angeles has given the world the ramen burger, which made its debut last week in New York, for the princely sum of $8.

The ramen burger isn’t actually a burger of noodles, the fried noodles make up the bun. Happily, there is also a beef patty.

Shimamoto told the Daily Beast things started to take off after an appearance in the short film “Ramen Dreams,” which played at a New York film festival last fall. At that point his ramen burger was only an idea.

That’s using the old noodle.