Kondhwa, 2nd October 2023: Tucked into Pune’s bustling food scene, Ramenlicious is a culinary venture that opened its doors on August 15, 2023. Founded by Afzal Jamadar—an MBA graduate with a fervent passion for Korean cuisine—this food van aims to acquaint Pune’s residents with the rich tapestry of Korean flavors.
Ramenlicious distinguishes itself by reimagining ordinary instant ramen. The van sources from a range of well-known ramen brands and adds its own authentic touches, such as marinated chicken, juicy prawns, perfectly cooked mushrooms, and an array of fresh vegetables. These additions not only make the dishes more authentic but also elevate instant ramen to a gastronomic delight.
The food van caters to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, offering an inclusive dining experience for all. With prices starting at a reasonable ₹180, customers can expect generous portions and a burst of flavors in every dish. To round out the meal, Ramenlicious also offers a selection of cold beverages.
For those seeking dish recommendations, the Chicken Cheese Carbonara is a standout, masterfully blending the creaminess of Carbonara with tender chicken. The Jin Ramen, a house specialty, features a savory broth that perfectly complements the noodles. For spice enthusiasts, the Fire Chicken Ramen and the intriguing Ghost Pepper Ramen are must-tries.
The latter is aptly named, as its heat subtly creeps up on you, offering a thrilling culinary adventure.
When Punekar News spoke to Jui Palicha, a fitness instructor and customer, she said, “A friend recommended this place, and it lived up to the hype. The Carbonara was so delicious that I finished the entire bowl. I’ll definitely be coming back.”
Afzal Jamadar, the founder and chef of Ramenlicious, expressed his gratitude for the warm reception his venture has received. “I’ve always wanted to start my own food business, and now I’ve finally taken that leap of faith,” he said. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive since our launch just over a month ago. We’re now also available on Zomato. My dream is to turn Ramenlicious into a full-fledged restaurant where I can see the joy on my customers’ faces every day.”
Ramenlicious is quickly becoming a culinary gem in Pune, offering a diverse menu that ranges from classic to daringly spicy dishes. The food van is not just a hit for its flavors but also for its hearty portions, making each bowl a satisfying meal for one to two people. For added convenience, takeaway options are available.
Located at Narayan Annaji Shinde Rd, opposite The Kunafa World in Kondhwa, Pune, Ramenlicious is open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. For late-night cravings, they also offer delivery via Zomato, ensuring that the allure of Korean flavors is just a click away, anytime you desire.