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Behold Franklin Barbecue and Ramen Tatsu-Ya’s Brisket Ramen

Ramen noodles and brisket broth.

Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

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."

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Franklin Barbecue

900 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 653-1187 Visit Website

Ramen Tatsu-ya [Research Boulevard]

8557 Research Blvd, #126, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 834-8810 Visit Website