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Here's the Epic Ramen Burger Line From Saturday in NYC

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Looks like even more New Yorkers are lining up to get one of the 200 ramen burgers chef/blogger Keizo Shimamoto is selling at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn. Eater NY has photos of the line from Saturday morning, which stretched around the park. They estimate the ramen burger line has about as many people as one and a half Cronut lines. A ramen burger line from earlier this month was estimated to number in the hundreds.

This isn't the only similarity the ramen burger shares with Dominique Ansel Bakery's mania-inducing Cronut. Both dishes are hybrids: a burger with a ramen bun and a croissant crossed with a doughnut, respectively.

Of course, crafty New Yorkers have thought about ways to combine the two. One ramen burger seeker spotted a man trying to sell a Cronut to the folks in the ramen burger line on Saturday, while one inspired Instagrammer posted a photo of a Cronut next to a ramen burger in front of the NYC skyline that just wins all the lines. No word yet on whether anyone has proposed with a ramen burger or sandwiched a ramen burger between two Cronuts. But give it time.

· Ramen Burger Line Is Like One and a Half Cronut Lines [Eater NY]
· All Cronut Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Ramen Burger Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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