Ramen is the ultimate comfort food. And unless you’ve been living on a different planet, you know we’re not talking about the crusty chunk of noodles from the convenience store but instead the broth-forward craft compositions offered at eateries today. Today’s ramen is thick, hearty broth with slurpable, housemade noodles, soft-boiled egg, tender vegetables and a few nuggets of protein swimming in the soup. The trend hit the big cities a few years ago, but laid-back Austin is just reaping the rewards now. Better late than never! Check out these five places where hip meets homestyle.