Published on March 22, 2017
I already knew that BGC is a haven for foodies when I left it a couple of years ago. But now that I’m back, I’m surprised at how the place changed in less than two years! Apart from the worsening traffic (huhu), I noticed how more restaurants have sprouted like mushrooms!
I discovered Go Bento one sunny afternoon as I was walking along Bonifacio High Street to escape our freezing office. The following week, I came back to Go Bento to have dinner with my husband.
Go Bento is perfect for people who love Japanese food and are always on the go. If you’re looking for a quick fix for your Japanese food craving, then you’ll surely treat this place as heaven sent.
I actually love the simple interiors of the restaurant. White, brown, green and some touches of silver dominate the entire restaurant. Some may not agree with me, but I find the unfinished look of the place quite appealing.
I mentioned that Go Bento is a perfect place for very busy people. You can just grab whatever you want from their shelves, pay, and leave the restaurant in no time. But I vividly remember on my first visit that I spent more than 20 minutes staring at the shelves. Their selection is so wide making it extremely difficult for me to decide what to eat! They have ramen, rice meals, maki, sashimi and even yakitori! I wanted to try everything!!! Hahaha!
So if you’re fickle-minded or simply matakaw like me (haha), don’t worry because Go Bento has your needs covered. They actually offer set meals for PHP299.
I got two pieces of maki, Katsu Curry, miso soup and cucumber juice for PHP299! It may not be the best Japanese meal in town, but I definitely got my money’s worth.
The maki was just so-so. It’s a good and quick fix in case you’re craving for maki, but it’s not something that will make you forget your name.
The Katsu Curry, though, is an entirely different story! If I’m not mistaken, it costs PHP185. If you were to ask me, I’d say it’s already a steal! The serving is generous. The cut of the pork is quite thick so you need not to worry that you would end up eating 20% pork and 80% breading. Hihi!
The meat is also very tender. The sauce has the pungency which is perfect for those who are not really big fans of curry dishes. I highly suggest this dish to those who are willing to try a curry dish but are still not too adventurous to try something extreme for their taste buds. The flavors are not too strong so you do not need to brush your teeth right away to cleanse your palates. :p
I know it’s quite weird for me to say this, but I felt like the sauce got a little salty towards the middle of my meal. Hihi. I suggest you scrape some of the sauce on the side and just mix it with the rice when you feel like it.
The one reason that made me convince my husband to try Go Bento right away was when I told him that the restaurant offers ramen that only costs PHP200! I believe it only costs PHP185 if you get it a la carte.
My husband tried the Pork Tonkotsu Ramen. The broth is actually tasty. My husband said it’s “pwede na” given its price. It definitely pales in comparison with the ramen from Ramen Yushoken and Mendokoro Ramenba because… duh, 200 petot! Hihi.
As soon as he finished eating the ramen, my husband stood up and checked the shelves again. Nabitin ang lolo niyo! He then ate a piece of maki from my set meal, and he ended up being fine.
Dear Go Bento, siguro kulang lang ng 10 hibla ng noodles ‘yung ramen niyo. Hihi! One of my office mates also has the same reaction. Medyo bitin nga daw. But then again, ahmmm, 200 petot! Hihi!
In my opinion, the Katsu Curry is the runaway winner. I have yet to try their other rice meals. I also think that the Kani Salad looks really appetizing. I’ll give it try some other time. :)
9th Street Bonifacio Global City,
* All photos were taken with an Asus Zenfone Selfie