LONG ISLAND CITY — The Ramen Burger is coming to Queens, with a twist.
A barbeque-inspired version of the hybrid food, featuring smoked brisket packed between two ramen noodle-buns, will be on the menu Thursday and Friday at a special two-day pop-up at the Rockaway Brewing Company.
The $13 sandwich is the result of a collaboration between Robert Austin Cho — the chef behind Southern Korean barbeque vendor Kimchi Smoke — and Ramen Burger creator Keizo Shimamoto. The pair met while serving their food at the new Smorgasburg Queens and decided to team up.
The creation is a variation on Kimchi Smoke's "Austin Cho," the vendor's most popular item, which features angus brisket that's smoked for 12 hours.
The ramen version will use Shimamoto's noodle buns that will be stuffed with the brisket and topped with cheddar cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, hickory-smoked kimchi and a bourbon chipotle sauce.
The ramen buns gives the sandwich a unique texture, Cho said.
"It's like slightly silky and a little crispy on the outside," he said. "That adds a nice different texture to the burger."
The sandwich is being dubbed the "Austin Ramen Cho," and will be available at Rockaway Brewing Company, located at 46-01 5th St., from 5 to 10 p.m. this Thursday and Friday.