Taro Akimoto, chef and restaurateur, Taro's Ramen and Sapporo Izakaya

For a vast number of Brisbane dwellers, their very first ramen experience likely was courtesy of Taro Akimoto. The distinguished chef has been serving us Japanese delights for the past 13 years, growing his Taro’s Ramen concept to now include four locations across town. Taking his renowned style of Japanese cuisine to the next level, chef Taro has partnered with Japanese brewery Sapporo to create a unique concept especially for Night Feast, which is taking over the Brisbane Powerhouse from October 4–29. Sapporo Izakaya by Taro will see you treated to an intimate dining experience, sitting up at the bar as you watch chef Taro meticulously prepare each dish before your eyes. The select set menu includes the likes of posh edamame, sashimi, karaage and wagyu garlic steak, all perfectly paired with crisp Sapporo beers.

The Weekend Edition is thrilled to be an official partner of Night Feast and we’re bringing you an inside look at the creative minds participating in this culinary extravaganza with documentary-style video series, The Alchemists. Episode four goes behind the scenes with Taro revealing his culinary journey, from his humble upbringing to this special Night Feast collaboration with Sapporo Beer Sensei Shinichiro Shimo.

Video credit: Pixelframe
Still image credit: David Kelly 

Watch episode one here, episode two here and episode three here.


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