Looks like we tried every cronut knockoff in town just in the knick of time; the cronut's inventor, Dominique Ansel, has unveiled his newest creation - the Magic Soufflé, a Grand Marnier-chocolate soufflé enrobed in orange blossom brioche.
While we wait for Magic Soufflé copycats to crop up in San Diego, here's another fad food to tide us over.
Convoy Street's Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen just added an assortment of California Ramen Burgers to their menu, which sandwiches meat patties between buns made from slightly crisped ramen noodles and wraps the whole shebang in lettuce leaves.
Their signature Ramen Burger (served with sweet potato fries) features a ground chicken patty flavored with Japanese mushrooms, chicken cartilage, green onion, shiso leaf, ginger, garlic and herbs. It's glazed with five-spice soy sauce and topped with spicy mayo, tomato, and avocado. Other variations include patties made from beef, turkey and grains, plus a curry-flavored pork tonkotsu.
According to Eater LA, the Ramen Burger originator, Brooklyn's Smorgasbord, is doing a pop-up at the Mitsuwa Marketplace in Torrance this Saturday.
· Rakiraki Ramen & Tsukemen [Official Site]
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