Veggie Ramen at Ramen Tatsu-Ya

veggie ramen tatsu-ya

So a weird thing happened. It was about a hundred degrees outside, and I stood in line waiting for a big bowl of hot soup.

I’d been hearing about Ramen Tatsu-Ya‘s veggie ramen for months, and I guess I just had to pick a really hot day to finally try it.

And oh man, do I regret waiting! The stuff is good. The broth is rich and salty, the noodles are fresh and perfectly chewy, and the toppings. The toppings! There’s corn, wood-ear mushrooms, fresh bamboo, a big slab of tofu, and a nice big handful of fresh spinach. I added some pickled ginger and an ajitama egg too. The egg was incredible. It’s a nutty brown on the outside, from soaking in a soy marinade, and the inside is almost jelly-like – creamy and smooth. Incredible.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya only makes the veggie ramen on Sundays. I hope they expand that to other days of the week too, especially when the weather cools down.

We also got some sweet-and-sour yodas, a dish of fried Brussels sprouts tossed in a tangy sauce, which paired really nicely with the earthy sprouts.

tatsu-ya yodas brussels sprouts

They’ve got plenty of cold drinks to go with the hot soup, which makes it seem a little easier to eat hot, brothy soup in the Texas heat.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya
8557 Research Boulevard, Austin

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