Friday, October 1, 2010


Taro's Ramen Cafe (City)
Ground level, Boeing Building
363 Adelaide Street
Brisbane City

What is Bangalow Sweet Pork?
Many international students here have realised that pork in Australia is tougher and has a funny acquired smell. However, not Bangalow Sweet Pork which is more tender, juicy and flavorful, has an excess of 60% unsaturated fat and is faster to cook. Its some program that some farmers in Rolling Hills, Byron Ball where a different breed of pigs and feed is used. Only available from three butchery in Brisbane - The Meat Man (Lutwyche), Prime Specialty Meats (Fortitude Valley) and Village Meats (Rosalie)

Served by Taro himself, notice the facial hair
likened to Shigemi Kawahara (Ramen King)
Is it a Ramen Ten owner thing?

also the polite hand gestures and sincerity
Thats why its cool to be served by Japanese people!
(See its not all about the Japanese waitresses in Kimono hence we're always at Sono; Ok it kinda is. We're perverts, happy? Haha...)

Noodles: All our noodles are made fresh in-house with 100% unbleached Australian flour, egg, and lye water.
Charsiu: All our charsiu is made from Bangalow Sweetpork.
Nori (Japanese seaweed): Organic nori flown in from Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Nitamago (Egg): The egg is boiled to perfection and soaked in our secret soy based sauce.

Helped ourselves with the ice water in the wine chiller

Iced Coffee
$4.50 Regular
Iced coffee with ice cream and fresh whipped cream
The coffee is smooth, has a nice body and texture

Chicken Karaage

Tonkotsu Ramen
Super rich stock made from 100% Bangalow Sweetpork bone. Cooked for over 16 hours with passion and painstaking care. Topped with charsiu, nori, egg, shallots. Served with pickled ginger and Takana pickles.

Red Tonkotsu Ramen
Tonkotsu ramen with the added accent of a mild homemade chilli sauce.

"The egg and char siew are the only two things I like. Ramen taste like its packeted! However the Tori Kara-age is the best I've tasted in my life."

"Tori Kara-age is crispy, tender, yummy and not too oily!"

ELENA says

"Its the first time I'm eating Ramen; Soup should have more taste."

LIBBY says
"Noodles taste like Wanton Mee. Soup is just nice. I usually don't eat the yolk, but I finished the entire piece! Not spicy enough though."

"Hataka-style Ramen, taste pretty much like Ippudo's (一風堂). Soup is robust yet not pungent. Ingredients are fresh (including garnishes). Char Siew and Egg cooked perfectly, however could be more flavorful."

Kaedama 替え玉 
Extra servings of noodles

Food Quality: 9/10
Food Presentation: 9/10
Value for Money: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Return Factor: 10/10
Other Remarks: Produce your student card to get a 10% discount!

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