There is something deeply satisfying about ramen: the combination of broth, noodles, meats, and vegetables, all uniting to make a full, hearty. While it is best enjoyed on a chilly day, it still works equally as well in the heat, making it important to Austin. From porky tonkotsu to shoyu to paitan, toppings like soft-boiled eggs to pork belly to chicken, Brussels sprouts to corn to cutlets, there are so many ways to personalize the noodle soup.
While Austin's ramen selection isn't as big as New York or Los Angeles, the city still has really strong contenders. The best ramen restaurants in Austin bear exemplary brothy slurps of Ramen Tatsu-ya, chicken-based options at Sazan Ramen, fun Mexican-Japanese ramen from Ramen Del Barrio, and more. Also, there are vegetarian and vegan ramen available at various restaurants. Plus, now that takeout ramen is a thing, many restaurants have been dissembling the noodle dishes, with separate packaging for noodles, proteins/vegetables/seasonings, and broths, allowing people to prepare their ramen bowls at home for optimum quality.
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