Four months after finally opening its Deep Ellum doors, the city's first dedicated ramen restaurant Tanoshii is branching out with burgers — a bold move for an establishment located right next door to perennial 'Best Burger' winner Angry Dog.
Tanoshii's burgers aren't the hallowed ramen burgers that have drawn epic queues in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, but rather three different "Japanese" burgers served on not-so-Japanese brioche buns: One each of beef, chicken and vegetarian versions — plus an optional side of sweet potato fries served with wasabi cucumber ranch dip — that will be available during lunch only. Details on the burgers, all of which are priced at $8.50, below:
· Hambāgā Classic Japanese Hamburger: "100% ground beef patty topped with sweet and spicy miso chili, fresh tomato, onions and lettuce."
· Teriyaki Chicken Burger: "Chicken thigh cutlet perfectly marinated and glazed w/ ginger teriyaki and topped with Japanese mint & onion tartar sauce."
· Vegetarian Korokke Burger: "Mixed vegetable croquette coated with Panko and fried to a golden crisp. Topped with fresh wafu-slaw and homemade tonkatsu sauce. Ebi Korokke (Shrimp) + $1.5"
[Photo: Garrett Hall/EDFW]