I haven’t seen a few friends of mine in a while, so one day, I planned a dinner for us at Guu in Richmond.
We wanted to casually chat and talk during dinner but this was nearly impossible by the super loud environment and the yelling of greetings whenever a person enters or leaves the door. Within the first few minutes, I realized this was a bad choice of restaurant for catching up with friends. O.O
They had some pretty interesting items on their “Today’s Special” like seafood risotto and fresh scallop carpaccio with wasabi dressing.
Here are some of their original items that are always available.
They gave us some complimentary beans while we were waiting. These were served cold and was pretty refreshing.
We ordered the Assorted Oden (6 pieces) ($6.50) and you can pick and choose what you want in the oden. This wasn’t liked by many of my friends because it was hard to share between all of us, and I agree. The flavours were good but it wasn’t anything too exciting.
Off the ‘Today’s Special” menu, we ordered the Fresh Scallop Carpaccio with Wasabi Dressing ($6.80).
The scallops were fresh and This was really delicious but I wish I had a plate of this all to myself. 😛 There was just enough for everybody to have a piece.
The Yaki Udon ($7.80) is always a must get item whenever Meta Knight and I go to Guu. Since we were both there that time, we convinced our friends to get it as well…. Muahaha!
Everybody enjoyed it and it’s delicious as always. Now if I could just figure out how to make this at home without it being dry…Anybody know how?!
The Takoyaki was nice and fluffy so everyone enjoyed it. If you have never tried takoyaki before, Guu is a good place to try it out as it’s very authentic here.
This was off the special menu as well and it’s called Bibmbap ($8.90). Bibimap is actually a signature Korean dish but they also serve it at here for some reason.
The seafood, vegetables, and egg yolk is served inside an incredibly hot stone bowl so when you mix everything together, the egg gets cooked and the rice that’s touching the sides get nice and crispy.
The Chicken Karaage ($5.40) was served with garlic mayo and everyone at the table liked them. I didn’t try any but I’m sure it was pretty good. 🙂
This dish was something I read about in other posts so I knew I HAD to get it. It’s called Salmon Yukke ($4.80) and it comes with fried shrimp crackers. I would have preferred something not fried as the scooper for the yukke because I feel like fresh salmon should be eaten with something light and refreshing, not fried and oily.
I’m sorry but I can’t recall what this dish was. If I’m not mistaken, these are pork cheeks? Either way, these were super tasty and I absolutely adored the alfalfa sprouts that accompanied it. 😛
Guu in Richmond is not a bad place to experience authentic Japanese tapas and drinks. The ambiance is very inviting and all the staff are friendly (and noisy) so definitely check this restaurant out if interested!
Service Rating: 3/5
Food Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5
courtesy of http://www.hemmy.net/2006/04/27/useless-japanese-inventions/