Taro's Ramen in Stones Corner is one of Brisbane's best ramen bars, serving big bowls of slurp-worthy tonkotsu soup.
The spacious interior features exposed brick walls, polished floorboards and ambient lighting with banquette seating and timber tables filling the ramen restaurant.
The mouth-watering menu includes traditional tonkotsu (pork bone broth with house made noodles, slices of Bangalow pork, organic egg and shallots), as well as delicious vegan ramen - plant-based broth with home made wheat and konnyaku noodles, topped with braised tofu, bamboo, sprouts, shallots, sesame seeds and nori.
If you like it hot, try the highly-recommended Red Tonkotsu with house made chilli oil, or Fire Tonkotsu with 4 different hits of chilli - chilli oil, chilli flakes, extra spicy chilli oil, and shredded chilli.
In addition, there's a range of sides on offer like kimchi, edamame, gyoza, chicken karaage and charsiu rice with chilli and takana.
Need to know - Taro's recommends that customers dine-in as ramen should be enjoyed straight away for the best tastes. Take-away is available but not encouraged.
By Deb Lidster
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16 Old Cleveland Rd