Ramen Tatsu-Ya and Franklin Barbecue combined forces to unleash the Franklin Brisket Tsukemen for dinner yesterday. The rich and smoky broth for the dipping ramen was made with famed tender brisket bits, with an added kick of jalapenos. Both of Ramen Tatsu-Ya’s locations had approximately 20 pounds of brisket to work with. The line at Research Boulevard spot began at 3:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. on South Lamar. The special dinner sold out at both locations a little before 7 p.m. Eater was on the scene to capture the magic.
The collaboration was in honor of the ramen shop's appearance in last night's episode of BBQ with Franklin, where the pitmaster let Austin chefs create dishes using his leftover brisket. "We are tremendously lucky and thankful [Aaron Franklin] let us use his product," said a rep for Ramen Tatsu-Ya. "It speaks volumes of his confidence in us that he trusted us to do justice to his signature dish."