Free Extra Noodles until stocks run out

August 2, 2015

Night Noodle Markets went well but lots of noodles left over.  Once again, free noodles for everybody!  Hurry in stocks only available for several days.

限定

極細麺 替え玉

$Free

Angel Hair Kaedama

Later 後出し

Same Time Separate Bowl or 別皿

In the Same Bowl 同丼

お持ち帰り4玉 $1.00

Take Home 4 for $1.00

While stocks last at both Ascot and CITY.


QLD Top 10 Japanese Restaurants

August 1, 2015

Thank you Good Food Guide for the pick!  Nice pictures too, except me in the background with a sweaty t-shirt…

http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/good-food-guide/queenslands-top-10-japanese-restaurants-2015-20150731-gihsrm.html

 


363 Adelaide St (City Shop) Closure

June 17, 2015

Announcement: 

You have provably noticed that our building is being renovated as we continue to operate amidst it all.  

I only have the deepest gratitude towards our hard core customers for braving the noise and continueing to support us. Today in particular the back storage area was flooded from a pipe breakage upstairs and we also had no lighting in the dining area.  Took a few phone calls to get sorted and hoping the issue is fixed for now.  It was stressful to have to serve a full house with patient customers slurping ramen in the dark with a tradie grinding away concrete just next door. More noise and incidents are bound to happen as we continue to trade in a construction site building.  It does seem that the works stop during dinner time and it is pretty quiet so far and impact is minimal except for a few lighting issues making the outside Adelaide street frontage area a bit more moody than the inside dining area.   

I have decided to announce that our city shop will shut shop at end of August (exact day to be announced). Thank you customers for your support for coming to us for the last five years in this location.  We are looking at re-opening at a permanent nearby CBD location in early 2016. When movements are clearer we will update.  

Also if there is a suitable location we are interested in doing a pop up at a interim temporary location and if we do have the luck of this concept materializing, we will certainly also update any such information. 

Thanks again for your tremendous patience and we will do our best to serve you until we close our doors end August.   

Ascot shop will continue to trade as usual.  

Taro Akimoto


Free Extra Noodles (thin) while stocks last or take home 4 for $1

June 10, 2015

Cancellation of some festival events means a good opportunity to give back to regular customers!  

 

限定

 

極細麺 替え玉

 

$Free

 

Angel Hair Kaedama

 

Later 後出し

Same Time Separate Bowl or 別皿

In the Same Bowl 同丼

 

お持ち帰り4 $1.00

Take Home 4 for $1.00

While stocks last.


June Monthly Special – Iekei Ramen

May 30, 2015

6月限定
太郎家特性 家系ラーメン

Taro’sの豚骨スープに角太麺。チーユを組み合わせれば家系のベースの出来上がり。チャーシューダレを中心に濃口醤油と薄口しょうゆを合わせて作った特性タレ。トッピングは大判海苔、メンマ、ほうれん草、チャーシュー、卵。お腹の減っている方は是非ラーメン+ライスで注文ください。しつこいですが、化学調味料無添加、相当旨いです!横浜の名店と比較してください。1日限定昼夜各10食。
<LIMITED DURING JUNE ONLY>

Iekei Ramen

Iekei Ramen is the regional specialty ramen of Yokohama. A layer of chi-yu (chicken oil) on top of the tonkotsu soup adds stickiness to the soup. The flavouring is a blend of usukuchi and koikuchi shoyu. Matched with thick straight noodles. Topped with large sheets of nori and spinach, memma, charsiu and egg. As always, no MSG, and Taro just loves these homages to authenticity, he has spent a lot of time replicating this style and very very happy with the result. He suggests hungry customers to order with rice. Limited to 10 serves lunch/dinner.

$16.90

iekei


Hakkaisan

May 12, 2015

I had a visit from Hakkaisan Sake Brewery today.  They came to promote their Junmai Ginjo sake and the new sparkling sake. 

 The characteristic of Hakkaisan is the Tanrei Karakuchi – Clean and Dry.  The ultimate food friendly sake.

They are showcasing some of their products at the Noosa Food  and Wine Show coming this weekend.

I had actually visited the Hakkaisan Sake Brewery in Niigata in August 2014 but not gotten around to publishing an article so here it is.

Perhaps a good destination for someone’s summer trip to Japan. The exeperience at Hakkaisan is eco-tourism at its best. There  are direct purchasing kiosks, a beautiful traditional hay roofed soba hut and most recently they have created a feature attraction by recreating a traditional agribusiness custom in a commercial scale in the form of a huge yukimuro (snow room).  This area is famous for its heavier than heavy snowfall and the farmers would collect snow and put insulation around it to create a ice box that would last all year until the next winter. They would stash their summer crop and sell their produce all season long.

Hakkaisan brewery has done this in an unheard of scale and erected an insulated warehouse with tons of snow and set up ageing tanks to store some sake which will be sold as vintage snow aged sake. The temperature is so stable and the beauty is that there is no vibration of motors/engines making the sake age with zero disturbance. You can also purchase shochu which they will store in the warmer part of the cellar for collection after a minimum 1 year period. The sleekly designed icebox architecture, cellar and shop is open for tours, tastings and the shop sells various aged vegetables, fish and meat. I tried the potato as the story was that the potato gets amazingly sweet due to it supposedly turns carbs into sugar during the hibernation to protect itself. It certainly was sweet! And I just can’t seem to resist the temptation of purchasing beautifully marbled snow aged wagyu.  I couldn’t tell the difference in this one so much but it was yummy none the less. IMG_5144.JPG IMG_5141.JPG IMG_5143.JPG IMG_5142.JPG 

                 


Donation Results

April 27, 2015

Results: Donation Appeal 2015

Japan Earthquake March 2011 / Vanuatu March 2015 / Nepal April 2015

  • Thank you for your warm support during our donation appeal month of March 2015. I am pleased to report that we raised the below funds.
  • $804 from Sendai Karamiso Ramen sold
  • $147.65 cash donations
  • total $951.65
2015.04.27 2150427086980 三菱東京UFJ銀行

本店

普通 7637273

44,361 円

(0 円)

コウエキザイダンホウジン ニツポンザイダン TAROS NOODLES 取引成立
  • With your kind permission, we have donated via UNICEF, 30% of the funds to the children affected by the recent Nepal Earthquake and 20% of the funds to the Vanuatu kids devastated by Cyclone Pam.

Donation details – Ref: AQ1RC00AF53F

Date:
Time:
Amount (AUD):
Appeal name:
2015-Apr-27
22:35
$190.33
Cyclone Pam Appeal
Date:
Time:
Amount:
Appeal name:
2015-Apr-27
22:40
$285.50
Nepal Earthquake Appeal

It’s so saddening to see the never ending occurrence of world wide natural disasters taking the toll of so many innocent lives.  We initially requested customer’s support in raising funds for the Japanese children but there are so many disasters and all of them so cruel, I hope contributing customers can accept my decision in allocating some funds to the respective recent disasters.  I encourage readers to access Unicef and donate whatever you can.  It is so easy, with payments taken from credit cards or paypal.

Regards, Taro


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