Oct 12th City Shop Closed

October 10, 2014

We will be closed on Oct 12th at our City shop for building maintenance issues.  Our Ascot shop will be open.  Thanks.  Taro


NOW OPEN!! Taro’s Ramen – Ascot

October 1, 2014

We are now open for business!

Taro’s Ramen – Ascot
1/145 Racecourse Rd Ascot QLD 4007

In the city it’s sometimes touch and go, hustle and bustle..  The concept of the Ascot shop is to sit down, and take the time to relax and enjoy the meal.  So we have a wider range of tapas and a contemporary casual wine list with a focus on by the glass over 20 to match the food.  Of course the ramen and the sake and Japanese beer is the basics and you can be assured of the quality you have come to expect from our city shop.  30 seats inside air-conditioned and 50 seats in the outside covered area.  Oh, we have ample parking at Ascot too!    Hope to see you here.


Hand made table tops.


Ramen! New bowls and ladles. Dishes from japan.


Outside area at night.


Vintec wine cabinet!  Wanted this one….


Orion server ready to go. and the Riedel stemware (sparkling currently using Plumm).  Over 20 wines by the glass mostly around $7.00. BYO is $4.00pp too.. Bargain!


Menu for your info.

Drink Menu Oct 14 Ascot menu Ascot Oct 2014 A3



Trial Late Night Trading Hours Oct 15-18

September 29, 2014

During October, we would like to test late night trade only at our City shop.

Trial Late Night Trading Hours Oct 15-18. We will take last orders until 11:00PM instead of our usual 9:00PM on these nights. Hope to see you there for some late night ramen!

Oct 15 Wed 11:00PM
Oct 16 Thu 11:00PM
Oct 17 Fri 11:00PM
Oct 18 Sat 11:00PM


Woodridge Station Markets

September 28, 2014

My favorite markets at the moment. Lots of farmer stalls but the uniqueness is the long row of various food outlets. There’s African, Thai, Japanese, New Zealand.

A shot with Tia, my yam farmer. She’s still got a little stock left of the beautiful white yam we used for the yamakake ramen but coming to the end of the season. She has sweet potato, cassava and purple yam at the moment. Picture is us with her purple yam which is very similar taste to the white except for the color.

African BBQ. 2.50 a stick for humongous tender chunks of beef tongue. The seasoning is also so so good!

Thai Tom Yum noodle soup. $7.00







September Dinner Special – Wagyu Roast

September 6, 2014

和牛ローストビーフ $13.50



Wagyu Blade Roast with Citrus Soy $13.50

We got some good wagyu blade from our butcher, Australian Halal Butcher so we will be serving this for dinner during Septmeber.  Rare seared and finished in the sous vide.  The cut is a realtively chewy bit but the flavour of the meat is so so good compared to a more tender cut.  Burst of umami each chew. Flavoured with homemade ponzu and olive oil.  Garnished with beautiful microherbs from our veggie patch!







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.


Closed 13/08/2014 for ekka holiday

August 12, 2014

Public holiday tomorrow. Will be enjoying the show with my kids!


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