Taro’s Ramen – arguably Brisbane’s best ramen joint – has launched an at-home meal kit service.
The set-up is pretty straightforward: Taro’s owner Taro Akimoto and his ramen chefs prep all the ingredients and vacuum-seal them separately for you to cook at home (or stick in the fridge or freezer for a later date). The basic pack comes with noodles and broth, and you can add toppings such as char siu pork, marinated free-range eggs, nori, takana or tofu to your order.
A full pack ($60.60) comes with eight serves of noodles and broth (four tonkotsu, four vegan). Individual broths can be ordered by the half pack (four serves in total), but you’ll need to grab at least two half packs and also hit the minimum order ($56.20).
The other catch? Orders must be placed a week in advance. On the plus side, delivery is available throughout the Brisbane City Council area (as opposed to Taro’s fresh-cooked delivery service, which is limited to the suburbs near its Ascot and Stones Corner outlets) – you just need to be there to accept delivery in person or leave a large esky out – and as of mid-May, you can now purchase the packs from Taro's South Brisbane store.
Intimidated by the prospect of making one of Brisbane’s best noodle soups at home? Akimoto uploaded a video to YouTube to help you out.