NYT covers a few Japanese places here in Austin, specifically Loro and Kemuri Tatsuya. Each has their own take on the concept fusing Asian food with smoked meats.
Tokyo in Texas: Distinctive Japanese Food Is Thriving in [Austin]
Leonard Botello of Truth BBQ recently did a pop up at Ramen Tatsu-ya, the Austin import in Houston. I’m sure the idea came from Austin and I’m sure there was a line.
Now there is this:
This is going to be available all through May and I’ve been meaning to get over to this place so I hope to be able to try it.