Taro’s Ramen – Ascot

September 2, 2014

We are working to open our second venue on October 1.  More details coming soon.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact me.  Please note, our expectations for candidate’s passion, work ethics, capability is very high so only apply if you are seriously interested.




September Special – Tsukimi Yamakake Ramen

August 31, 2014


月見やまかけラーメン $15.40

月見やまかけつけ麺 $16.40



Tsukimi Yamakake Ramen $15.40

Tsukimi Yamakake Tsukemen $16.40

The September Special is a Japanese traditional menu. This month, Taro drives out weekly to source the fresh yam potato direct from the local farmer on the southside. Usually served on soba (buckwheat noodles), the Yamakake or grated yam is a popular topping on rice or noodles. Once grated, the yam forms a very elastic sticky paste which makes your skin itchy. The yamakake ramen is shoyu ramen with the grated yam and a raw egg yolk on top, Tsukimi means moon watching because the yolk resembles a moon in the sky. Sticky and gooey, this dish might not be for the general public and I wouldn’t recommend it unless you are very curious or an advanced connoisseur of Japanese food.

End of truffle season

August 23, 2014

We finally sold out of the truffle season for this winter.

The end bits are being put to good use!

Home made truffle butter and toast. Heaven…

Also with pasta.. Love my noodles!



Samurais Paradise @ Surfers Paradise

August 18, 2014

Samurais Paradise on Urbanspoon

Never knew this gem existed. Authentic yakiotri restaurant in the heart of Surfers. Yakitori skewers are very moorish and I can get carried away on an empty stomach but if you mix up rice dishes etc, the overall menu is very very cheap. Everything is good but the veggie skewers with cheese is a hit for me. In the rice dish section, sampara don (chicken namban ie karaage with vinagerrete and taretare with rice) is one you can’t miss. The curry they had on special was very nice too.

Today’s Special – Fresh Tuna, Oysters and Pork Jowl, Shochu

August 17, 2014

From the Kitchen






Sashimi QLD Tuna w Grated QLD Yam




Ahi Poke (Hawaiian fresh tuna salad w chilli and sesame)



Today’s Treats on the Grill



Oysters Shallots Sake & Soy Sauce

- SA Coffin Bay (Pacific Oysters)

$8.20 (3pc)



Pork Jowl Miso or Salt

- NSW Bangalow

$5.00 (6pcs)


Shochu (Japanese Barley Vodka)

- Oita, Kumamoto Japan

$5.00 (60ml)

Specials only available today, Monday and Tuesday.


Sashimi Tuna w Grated Yam マグロの山かけ

August 16, 2014

Sashimi local tuna with locally grown yam. Typical izakaya food.




Red Hut Hunan Restaurant @ Spring Hill

August 14, 2014

There are a number of eateries in the Boundary Rd strip now serving dinner.
Little Mykonos Taverna is a nice souvlaki place and Bishamon is popular Japanese restaurant.

And a new found favorite is Red Hut Hunan restaurant. Tucked away from the street is a spacious restaurant specializing in authentic Hunan cuisine. Awesome with beer. The prices are cheap and so space for our kids and pram.

Red Hut Hunan Restaurant on Urbanspoon








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