August 21st, 2011. Foodie Weekend: Day 2
After a quick pre-eats takoyaki at a nearby Korean bar, Daniel, Don and I went to Guu with Garlic for some real eats ;D My favorite Guu location, it’s right on Robson street and has great bar seating overlooking the chefs.
I always get the Ramune!! Everything about it is great! From the refreshing soda, the cute bottle, to the fun way to open it! Ramune w/ Fresh Peach Puree.
Assorted Sashimi. Guu always has sweet, fresh prawn and scallop sashimi. The lightly seared tun and the hamachi were also very nice.
The Kakuni is stewed pork belly and daikon with a poached egg and is served with a steamed bun. The pork belly was deliciously carmelized and the poached egg gave a nice creaminess. The bun was great for sopping up the deliciously flavorful sauce
Who wants some tongue~~~ I normally wouldn’t be brave enough to order this, but my 2 eating companions are more than brave, so we ha dan order of the Gyu Tan, grilled beef tongue with salt and green onion atop some shaved onion. Squeeze that lemon wedge over it and tah-dah~~ tender, light and quite delicious!
The Karaage with Garlic Mayo….GAH!!! Ridiculously succulent, delicious chicken with a crispy, flavorful coating. Mmmm….Fried chicken!!
Ton Toro – grilled pork cheek & yuzu ponzu. Soft, melt-in-your-mouth goodness with a slight sweet yet acidic sauce…Mmmmmmm~!!!
The Hotate Butter is grilled garlic butter scallop on onion with bonito flakes and garlic chips. Guu Garlic really does scallops well. Sweet, almost translucent, tender…..and with those amazing garlic chips? Winner!
Ika-Maruyaki: Whole grilled squid served with garlic mayo and a lemon wedge. I appreciate that the squid was not over-cooked, which is easy to do. Delicious grilled flavor that you can only get from squid, not rubbery at all, and of course, a helathy spoonful of mayo! Hahaha!
The guys were happily impressed & happily stuffed, which is saying a lot for a couple guys from NYC & San Fran 😀