Upgrade to Tonkotsu Soup / 豚骨スープの改良について

May 26, 2014

Upgrade to Tonkotsu Soup

Tonkotsu, Red Tonkotsu and Fire Tonkotsu Ramen
$1.00 discount until upgrade is complete.

We have started to utilize pressure cooking of our soup and are currently tweaking the recipe and methods. The benefits of pressure cooking are 1) able to get a denser more freshly gelatinous soup, 2) fuel efficient = ecofriendly, 3) supply quantity increases. As of today, the resulting soup tastes beautiful using the same ingredients as before but the taste does not maintain until the end of the day. When the soup is fresh (this is best at 11:30 beginning of lunch shift) the soup is gelatinous, rich and tastes wonderful. However during the course of the day, it gradually loses emulsification and becomes light. This is what we are trying to improve. In the meantime, we will continue to serve Tonkotsu ramen but just as a token of our appreciation for your understanding, we will discount $1.00. Thank you for your cooperation. We certainly welcome any feedback and will reflect in our upgrading process.






Kenji Uranishi Exhibition “Sanctuary” @ Gold Coast Arts Centre

July 30, 2013

Visited local Brisbane artist Kenji Uranishi’s exhibition held in Bundall.

Look at these beautiful lines. A little bit crazy I think for him to come up with a vision for these neat tedious and uniform yet subtly human forms.

Truth be told I am actually planning a collaboration with Kenji and he is creating some ramen bowls for Taro’s. Stay tuned for further details!




Best of Taro’s 10 Course Degustation Course

December 3, 2012

For one night only, I am doing a 10 course degustation dinner this saturday for a prize winner of a competition “Best of Brisbane” that we have sponsored. I am offering it to anyone else that may be interested. Pls reserve ASAP to avoid disappointment.

The details are outlined below. I will personally be explaining and serving all the food and drinks. Although this looks fancy, we know what we are, a ramen shop and so I promise that you will not go home hungry.

Date: Saturday 8th December 2012 from 7:00

Cost: $80 or $150 with matching drinks

Menu / Matching Drinks:
Edamame / Orion Tap Beer
Organic Yose Tofu / Kizakura Nigori Sake
Sashimi Crystal Bay Prawns / Plantagenet Riesling
Gyoza / Yebisu Beer
Chicken Karaage / Kozaemon Junmai Daiginjo Yamadanishiki
Soft Shell Crab / Tengumai Junmai
Mini Tonkotsu Ramen transformation into Red Tonkotsu / Mitake Imoshochu
Bangalow Sweetpork Shabu Shabu / Felton Rd Bannockburn Pinot Noir
Panna Cotta / Kozaemon Junmai Umeshu
Yukimi Daifuku / Ureshino Green Tea

二郎系週末限定で復活 Jiro Back on the weekends

November 7, 2012


Due to strong customer demand jiro back on weekends only. 10 per day. Will continue until end of year for the time being.

29 Sept 2012 Riverfire

September 28, 2012

Riverfire fireworks tomorrow between 7:00-7:30pm. Get a good look from our viewing area!

August Special – The Ultimate Truffle Ramen / 究極のトリュフラーメン

August 3, 2012






イタリア産白トリュフを使用したナチュラルトリュフオイル、Olio Tartufoがスープを覆う

WA Manjimup産生黒トリュフのスライスをトッピング


<Limited Menu – During August Only!>

The Ultimate Truffle Ramen

3 layers of truffle ingredients create this exquisite bowl

1) Specially homemade Fettucine style noodles with truffle tapenade kneaded into the dough

2) Naturally flavoured Italian white truffle oil packing the characteristic pungent aroma

3) Fresh Australian winter truffles from Manjimup WA sliced on top to provide the final divine perfume


Amuse Bouche

June 27, 2012

Complimentary amuse bouche for first 20 customers tonight.

Devilled truffle eggs, using our beautiful free range organic eggs from the Darling Downs.


Yakiton Party Monday Night and Tuesday Night! This week and next week only

May 19, 2012

This week and next Monday and Tuesday Only!!  (2012 May 21& 22, 28&29) 6:30pm-8:00pm

Sorry for the Short Notice.  We got hold of some Bangalow Sweetpork cheeks so I  have skinned, trimmed, skewered and flavoured it.  Will serve some with natural seasalt and most with a special miso and honey marinade.  Yaki-tontoro, misozuke.  It took me 4 hours!  We will grill it on a proper charcoal bbq and also I will bring out a special stash of potted vintage shochu, Kameshizuku! 

Special Event Promotion Prices

$8.90 for set of 1 skewer and 1 glass of Kameshizuku.

$3.90 for a single skewer. 

$5.90 for 1 glass of Kameshizuku. 

Other food, ramen, drinks at normal prices. 


The Best of Brisbane – 30 second movie clip competition by the Good Guide

April 18, 2012

The Good Guide comp for 30 second video clip “The Best of Brisbane” is closing on 30 Apr. You win amazing prizes like 52 super banquets at the best restaurants in town during the coming year and I think they were giving away 11 prizes all up… I wonder if they even have enough entries, their website only shows 4 clips so far and it’s two weeks from closing!!!  Maybe if you submit anything at all, automatic winner!!??  Our prize is a 8 course degustation for two including matching drinks, beer, wine, shochu and sake which pretty much covers everything on our menu! 

The Good GuideさんのBest Of Brisbaneていう動画コンペ。素人作の30秒動画でどしどしGood Guide参加のお店を紹介しちゃおうて言う企画なんですけど、Good Guideさんが更新してないからなのかそれともまだ応募がないのか応募作品が4つくらい?締め切り今月末なのに!いまなら何でも作って応募するだけで信じられない豪華商品がゲットできちゃうかもです!うちの提供商品も店主と(←これオプションなのでご安心を)当選者二名様でTaro’sを飲みつくし、食べつくしちゃいましょう($300相当)という企画。


Support for Japan Earthquake Part 3

March 28, 2012

Thanks to your support Truffle ramen has sold out. Apparently i went overboard and sliced the truffles too thick and sold out at 12 before my rationed target of 25 but we will donate our target $75 regardless.

We still have truffle fettuccine noodles which are popular as an upgrade so we will continue our campaign and donate $1 for every truffle noodle upgrade ($2) sold. We have a fair bit of the fine truffle tapenade in stock so this will be a long term thing. Thank you customers for your wonderful help!




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