In an attempt to consume as many noodles as possible in 2014, I made a point to check out the hidden gem that is Ramen Tatsu-Ya in North Austin on a recent fall day, and got my seasonal eating in at the citys first brick-and-mortar Japanese Ramen shop.
I went with a friend and we shared the spicy edamame consisting of soy beans tossed with citrus, jalapeno, sea salt, shichimi spice, and lemon soy while we waited for our meal. To keep things simple I started with the bowl of OlSkool, a Tokyo-style chicken based shoyu ramen with cashu, ajitama, nori, menma, and some white and green onions. As a novice ramen eater the differences between my bowl and my friends were subtle, but I was told this was their most popular dish, and Im happy to join the masses. If you cant manage to finish up your broth, Ramen Tatsu-Ya encourages you to bring some Tupperware to store your food and remain eco-friendly. To note, this shop is open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Ramen Tatsu-Ya 8557 Research Blvd #126 Austin, Texas 78757