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Brisbane’s best ramen

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Brisbane’s best ramen

Udon know how much we love ramen.

We don’t just eat it shallot, we practically breathe noodles (sorry for that somewhat disturbing mental image), and we’ve collected our Brissie faves into one list for you to explore at your leisure.

If you froth good broth, read on.

Tatsu Ramen | Fortitude Valley

Tatsu is straight fire, and we’re not putting that mildly. With easily customisable bowls, feast on homemade broth with flavoursome pork char sui, seasoned soft eggs, slow-cooked chicken and more – plus, vegans and vegetarians can get behind a sweet onion and soy sauce base with spinach and tofu.

Hai Hai | Paddington

Yes, yes – we know what you’re thinking. Actually, we don’t, but it’s safe to say you’re daydreaming of oodles of noodles, and we have just the thing to satisfy. Paddington’s ramen-wielding local is a must-try, and their tonkotsu ramen with nori and black garlic oil is as pretty as it is delicious.

Genkotsu Ramen | Toowong & Runcorn

Get around a bowl of Genkotsu’s best! Authentic and packed with flavour, you’ll be taken straight to the streets of Tokyo when you’re slurping one of their ten ramen flavours – and with 12hr brewed broth, you won’t have to reach for an excuse to go back for more.

 

Brisbane’s best ramen

Taro’s | VARIOUS

Top running candidate in the noodle campaign is none other than Taro’s Ramen. There’s not a ramen lover in the city who is yet to try the souper tasty dishes that come from the kitchen of foodie extraordinaire Taro, and for good reason. Spice up your life with their most popular dish, the Fire Tonkotsu, and feel those tears of joy run down your face (yes… joy).

Men Ya Go | CBD

Stressed because Brad won’t text you back? Who needs men when you can have ramen! Tucked in and around on Albert Street, the garlic shoyu tonkotsu and the spicy shoyu tonkotsu are what you should order first, but heed our warning: ‘spicy’ definitely means spicy here.

Ramen Champion | Sunnybank

Good things come in threes, and that’s how many days it takes for Ramen Champion’s flavoursome broth to achieve simmered perfection. Up for a challenge? Take your eating skills to a new level when you attempt to finish the giant bowl, but let it be known – only the strong make it to the wall of fame.

Izakana-Ya Okuman | South Brisbane

Warm your soul with ramen made fresh before your eyes at Izakana-Ya Okuman. Prepared in an open kitchen and served in handmade bowls, you can’t go wrong with the spicy ramen, or our personal fave, the ramen with hand-made gyoza. Yum!

Hakataya Ramen | VARIOUS

Hakataya are keeping Brisbane ramen lovers well fed with melt-in-your-mouth char siu and 48-hour broth at their three venues. If, like us, you believe there’s no such thing as too many noodles, good news – you can grab an extra bowl of noodles for free!

I like Ramen | Fortitude Valley

Vegans, this one’s for you – plant-based ramen eatery I Like Ramen is coming to roost at The Flying Cock! Feast on bowl after bowl of 100% plant-based ramen, including activated charcoal noodles and spinach noodles.

It’s ra-meant to be.

Words by Sophia Lunn
- The gourmand who's a ra-woman.