Food truck empire East Side King expanded westward last month to dive bar and live music venue Hole in the Wall. As the first brick and mortar location, it has greatly increased the quality of food options in the neighborhood surrounding the University of Texas at Austin. So what does a permanent kitchen with running water mean for the menu? Paul Qui of Top Chef fame and partner Motoyasu "Moto" Utsunomiya have revived a ramen program that was originally available at the Grackle location, but they've developed new flavors.
East Side King (at Hole in the Wall)
Our Tip Chef Okai's ramens are playful, colorful. The basis for 2 of the soups is a bacon dashi, made from over 80 lbs of bacon a day.