Street ramen is now a trend in the metro food scene. Because we Filipinos love Ramen a lot, there have been several Japanese food businesses emerging left and right in the market. This newest Ramen kiosk in Mandaluyong city is never left behind, featuring Ramen and other Japanese favorites at very affordable prices — Ram N’ Go.
Ram N’ Go is owned by Ms. Lori Go and the name is a combination of ramen + their family name. It could also mean ramen-to-go, your quick comfort food within your budget. Ram N’ Go is located in San Rafael Street in Mandaluyong, in a small food hall which was formerly the 8 Tables Chinese Restaurant.
It’s so surprising that Ms. Lori has no formal background in culinary, but her passion for Ramen brought her the idea to put up her own street Ramen business. She loves to explore Ramen in different places, whether in a restaurant or in food bazaars. When she saw that this has been one of the hottest trends in the food industry, she easily materialized the idea and established Ram N’ Go. Just like any food business, it did not have an easy start. Aside from managing this Ramen kiosk, she juggles her day job and motherhood and her graceful demeanor is truly impressive to handle everything with positivity. She’s very hands-on in sourcing for the local ingredients, marketing and planning that you can truly say Ram N’ Go is made out of labor of love together with her very supportive husband.
I love Japanese food so much that it was not difficult for me to like Ram N’ Go in many ways. This time, I was not looking for the authentic. I was looking for the taste that is close to the original, and Ram N’ Go didn’t disappoint.
They have three versions of Ramen — the Karai, Classic and Mayu. The Karai is the spicy version but not too overpowering, the Classic is the basic Shiyo Tonkotsu broth, and the Mayu is the garlic-based broth. It comes in two sizes, the regular and the large (good for sharing). I liked the Mayu Ramen. The hints of garlic added savory taste to the broth.
Perfect pairings to your Ramen are the Tempura and Gyoza. Gyoza can be ordered steamed or fried, depending on your preference. The Tempura is served in different pieces too: Php 79 (4 pieces), Php 99 (6 pieces), Php 129 (8 pieces), and Php 159 (12 pieces).
Also known as the Japinoy Takoyaki, these soft chewy balls are stuffed with Octopus, dried shrimp, Kani and cabbage.
These yummy bites are also worth trying. I particularly loved the Wagyu cubes that melt in your mouth!
Ram N’ Go also offers party platters for your corporate meetings, events and parties.
With Ram N’ Go’s delectable Japanese dishes at affordable prices, you’ll surely get that guaranteed satisfaction. Thanks Ram N’ Go for having us! We’ll surely be back!
Ram N’ Go Pik-A Pik-A Kart
93B San Rafael St., Plainview, Mandaluyong City
How To Get There/ Public Transit:
From Mandaluyong City Hall, roundabout, take a right turn once you see a statue. Go straight ahead after the intersection, then turn left. Then you’ll see the Pik-A Pik-A Kart at the corner of Martinez St., and San Rafael St.
Via Waze/Google Maps:
Enter Pik-A Pik-A Kart or 8 Tables Chinese Cuisine, Mandaluyong.
Monday to Saturday
2:00pm to 11:00pm
Ram N’ Go Makati Branch
G/F The Atrium Makati
Makati Avenue, Makati City
(Across Ayala Triangle and just beside Zuellig Building)
Monday to Friday
at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Facebook: Ram N’ Go