Teresa’s Next Door Does a Ramen Burger
By Danya Henninger
August 28, 2013
It’s the summer of the hybrid, and the crazy mashups are making their way to Philly. First New York City unleashed the Cronut, and we rounded up several Philadelphia croissant-donut copycats here. Now the ramen burger is here, thanks to co-owner Andy Dickerson at Teresa’s Next Door in Wayne.
Like Keizo Shimamoto’s original, which has New Yorkers waiting in two-hour-long lines at Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg food market, Teresa’s dish is a grilled, hoisin-infused beef patty set between two buns made from ramen noodles. A smear of secret spicy sauce and a leaf of lettuce complete the dish, which goes for $9 with a side of frites and samurai dipping sauce. "It wasn't really that hard to make," Dickerson tells us, "but they turn out great. We sold out within three hours - I only got to try one bite!"
This ramen burger is better than NYC’s not only because you won’t have to stand around forever to get one, but because you can pair it with one of Teresa’s two dozen, well-chosen drafts or one of hundreds of bottles, including several hard-to-find rarities. Look for the ramen burger on the weekly "Tasty Tuesday" specials menu at least through the month of September (610-293-9909).