Taro's Ramen, one of Brisbane's best ramen bars, has opened in Stones Corner serving big bowls of slurp-worthy tonkotsu soup.
Located on Logan Road, where The Bent Elbow once was, this new location has replaced Taro's Vegan Ramen on Edward Street in the CBD (which was forced to close due to building renos).
The much bigger space 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.
Nice to know - The Stones Corner location is currently BYO (beer and wine) until its liquor license is approved.
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
16 Old Cleveland Rd