Hakataya Ramen Garden City
If you needed any proof of ramen’s booming popularity in Brisbane, you only need to look at the proliferation of Hakataya Ramen outposts across the city. The massively popular ramen chain (which boasts locations in Brisbane City, Sunnybank and Indooroopilly) specialises in tonkotsu ramen, which is made using selected bones of Australian pork that are simmered for 48 hours at a time. Nestled in the heart of Westfield Garden City, Hakataya Ramen offers an authentic ramen bar experience, with piping hot bowls of broth dispensed with efficiency and care. The menu boasts five bowls of ramen to choose from, ranging from original nagahama ramen to the extra-spicy karaka-men. Fried dumplings and ton-meshi pork soup help fill in any gaps you might have, but it’s the noodle soup that is undeniably the star of the show.