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FOOD & DRINK

Taro's Ramen Has Brought Its Delicious Japanese Cuisine to South Brisbane

Enjoy a sake in between slurps south of the river.
By Sarah Ward
November 24, 2017
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By Sarah Ward
November 24, 2017
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It might take more than nine hours to fly from Brisbane to Tokyo, but this fair city of ours isn't found lacking in the Japanese cuisine department. When it comes to brothy bowls of pork-laden noodle soup, Taro's Ramen is helping lead the way. Better yet, as first announced late last month, the chain of stores is now serving up their delicious dishes in a fourth location.

Already causing a slurping frenzy in Edward Street and Queen Street in the CBD, plus Racecourse Road at Ascot, the eateries overseen by Taro Akimoto have expanded their footprint to South Brisbane. Settled into the Melbourne Street site that the now-closed Socarrat Paella Bar previously called home, it's a case of same great tonkotsu taste, new — and bigger — location.

Other than upping the ante to 80 seats, everything else Taro's fans know and love has made the leap over the river. That means ordering by iPad; trying to pick between the extra spicy fire ramen or the restaurant's famous jiro special; and finishing the whole meal off with some green tea ice cream. House-made noodles, two-day brewed pork stock and tasty sides like crunchy karaage, slippery gyoza and salty edamame also feature. And, if you're keen on enjoying a Japanese beer, sake or shochu between slurps, the new site's liquor license is expected next week.

Find Taro's Ramen at 154 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane. Head to the eatery's website and Facebook page for further details.

Published on November 24, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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