2015 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

September 3, 2014

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Very proud to get a mention in the prestigious guide for the 3rd year now.  Along with tips like “Best Cheap Eats”, it is a comprehensive guide to get your way around the 400 finest restaurants around Australia.

“Nirvana in a bowl” Thanks for the grunge wording Gourmet Traveller!


Ortiga @ Fortitude Valley

November 25, 2013

Was fortunate to be able to score a table at Ortiga before their closure last month.

I was very keen to repay a visit since chef Pablo mentioned us to an interview he did with the Virgin Airlines inflight magazine. Recommendations from fellow chefs/restauranteurs are the ones that I am grateful the most.

Pictured, the inch thick wine list, inspiring dishes delicious and beautiful. My favorite was the eel dish with elegant espuma and lamb tongue with apple-slaw and garlic flower.  The lamb shoulder was as fall off the bone as rumoured and the tanginess of lemon puree and delicious juis, great.  The desert with dehydrated buttermilk was awesome too! Open kitchen in full steam yet composed, and a final pic with Pablo.

Very sad to see such a world class dining venue getting acclaim but the Brisbane public not following.  I also regretted that my visit had to come at the trigger of their closure news.  In the end, I would like to think better late than never and my wife and I were glad and felt fortunate that we were able to experience Ortiga.  A truly memorable evening.  Thanks Pablo and the team!

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Common Magazine

February 14, 2013

http://commongoods.co.nz/COMMON-Magazine

We have been interviewed by a really awesome art and lifestyle magazine. It’s just too cool to describe!

http://flavors.me/common_magazine#2cb/youtube

TARO on COMMON


Recent Media Mentions

August 10, 2012

Thank you mustdobrisbane and theweekendedition for your recent feature! 

http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/

http://theweekendedition.com.au/stumble-guide/detail/taros-ramen-and-cafe/

http://www.theurbanlist.com/brisbane/a-list/two-minutes-shinichi-maeda

Maeda san, thank you once again for mentioning us as your favourite Brisbane restaurant! 

 

 


Gourmet Traveller Review

July 24, 2012

It’s out!

http://gourmettraveller.com.au/restaurant_news1.htm


Thank you Maeda san!

June 20, 2012

We got a mention from one of Brisbane’s top chefs, Shinichi Maeda in an interview he took.  It is so flattering to have him mention our ramen as the best meal he has had in Brisbane!  Well, diplomatics aside, his innovative nouveau Japanese cuisine is one of the most memorable meals I have had in Brisbane too.  I wish I could repatriate the visits more often but a meal at Sake deserves to be left for a special occasion.  Thank you so much Maeda san!


Gourmet Traveller

April 20, 2012

Photo shoot with photographers from Gourmet Traveller!

Hey AJ, yeah, nice angle, make my ramen look good baby!

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What, you gonna shoot me?? No please.. My ramen is appetizing but my face might put readers off.

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気合の入ったラーメンは美味しくとってよーという感じですが、今回はぼく個人にもスポットライトを当てていただけると言うことで、いろいろポーズとか取らされてシャイなぼくは照れちゃいました。


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