Food Review

Going Japanese at Go-En

The first thing that came into my mind whenever I saw photos of ramen on Instagram: famous Japanese food.


Few weeks ago, I was invited to try out a ramen restaurant called Go-En which located near ABS-CBN. Upon entering the place, I was greeted by the one of the owners, John Goren.  The ambiance brought me to the ancient Japan. Fond of everything Japanese, I was delighted to learn how to play traditional Japanese toy called Kendama and if you visit this quaint place, you can read a wide array of Manga while waiting for your orders.



Go-En Ramen Shoppe founded in 2012 by John Geron and Marilyn Pefianco. Go-en coin used to symbolize either 5 yen or good luck in relationships.

Our group got a chance to try on different kinds of ramen such as Tantamen (one of my favorites among the meals that served during that afternoon), Karaage, Wonton Tomato, and Kara-age Kare.

You can buy these Japanese traditional toy, Kendama at Go-En.
Nom nom nom…Wonton Tomato



One of the favorites at Go-En, Tantamen.
Kara-age Kare


Mochi Ice Cream

They also served the spicy version of some of the ramens that day. I like how they presented it and the price is affordable. If you love ramen, I recommend you to try their meals such as Cheese Ramen, Karamiso, Tonkatsu, and Gyoza. You can check out Go-En’s official website or visit them at Jardin de Zenaida, Unit B1 #34 Sgt. Esguerra Ave.Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City.

About Christian Melanie Lee

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and currently working as social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.