Kiichi Chaos – Ramen Tatsu-ya

K I I C H I chaos – Ramen Tatsu-Ya from Lobo Sucio Creative on Vimeo.

Here is a wonderful little present my dear friends at Lobo Sucio created for me. This was shot amidst the recording of Trivium’s “VI” in Austin, Texas. 

One fateful day – I was hungry (as always) – and my new foodie soul-mates at Lobo took me to Ramen Tatsu-ya, a little oasis in Austin not unlike a mini-Japan. The folks at Tatsu-ya do a perfect bowl of Ramen and I’m proud to say I downed at least 3 bowls in that shoot alone. From my initial introduction to Tatsu-ya, I found new friends in the staff and owners alike, and found a new spot in the USA that has some of the best food I’ve come across.

Basically – you need to get to Tatsu-ya. My current favorite is the Tsukemen or “Dipping Ramen” – surprisingly – it was my first time ever trying that style at Tatsu-ya.

If you’re unfamiliar with Lobo Sucio, they are the multi-medium-extraordinaires who create some truly fantastic visual art spanning across photography, videography, and film. Lobo Sucio is doing the Trivium documentary that surrounds “VI”; both in photo and video.

Be sure to get on their site and check out some of the work they’ve done with Sorne – my new favorite Austin artist (check out the short film Lobo did for Sorne – breathtaking stuff). 

If you dig the tunes in the background of this piece – that’s ol’ Kiichi-kun on the jams.

Enjoy this little food episode my friends created for me. Thank you Lobo’s, thank you Tatsu-ya’s. 

13 thoughts on “Kiichi Chaos – Ramen Tatsu-ya

  1. Hey Matt, next time you are in Germany you have to go to Düsseldorf. There is a big japanese community there and especially in a spot named Naniwa they serve Ramen which are really close to the japanese ones. Try them and tell me what you think :)

  2. Wow this video is great, I would be amazing if you did a ” Munchies ” piece with Vice. You just seem the right kind of guy to get a special episode with them.

  3. I’d love to go there :o Alas, I live in the UK, I’ll have to find a similar place in London, if i’m lucky i’ll find something almost as good!

  4. Yum! This looks so good, as close as I get to Japanese food here in AZ would be TAKAMATSU. Awesome food..

  5. God damn ur making me hungry..I’ve never had ramen…ever..unfortuantely where I live there are a ton of sushi places but none of them have ramen… :(

  6. That looks so delicious! I live in Texas, but near Mexico. No good ramen here. But we do have one good authentic Asian restaurant, and they serve Chinese and Vietnamese. Is that ramen like pho, or is it a completely different flavor? Thanks for the post and the blog Matt! \m/

  7. As soon as I finish studying in college I’m gonna start travelling all over the world. One of my dreams is to visit USA, I heard so much about this country, I listen a lot of american music, I learned english in school, so I can’t wait to see it with my own eyes and speak to american people. I’m russian.

  8. Hey Matt first of all you are a great inspiration for me, im from Mexico and Trivium became my favorite band since i listen Ember to inferno a few years back, the last time you played in Mexico 18 of Sept i was there and it was great, you burned the place down it was awesome! Im finishing (construction) my house and came to me the idea of have a wall with your signature, so if its posible send me a picture of your signature or a line or something it could be anithing you want and i print it and put it in my wall, it would be a big honor for my to have it in my house // thanks and keep rocking you are an inspiration for us, the metal kids

  9. Holy shit Matt…. I absolutely loved your blog as much as love to watch Anthony Bourdain. I enjoyed it so much. You need your own show… But this blog is awesome, I love to read about the things you experience on the road & at home and with your family.
    I’m moving to Texas at the end of July (after I see Trivium at Mayhem in PHX) but I will have to make it a point to dine there.
    Can’t wait for the next video blog.

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