It’s getting tougher to look for a new cake place for cake meet with Polly. I got a couple of places to check out but only found out that they are open late in the afternoon which does not suit our timing. It was also a rainy day and we ended up in Aberdeen Center in Richmond. At least the car park is covered and there is plenty of parking spaces. That’s why we ended up our cake meet at Guu in Aberdeen.
Guu in Aberdeen opens for lunch at 11:30am. That is still ok with us. Since we were there at about 11:00 am, we had some time to do some groceries shopping before our lunch. Polly likes to do her groceries shopping on Friday as most groceries places are packed with people in the weekends. As for me, I like to do my groceries shopping at the beginning of the week as I seldom cook during weekends.
Guu is a Izakaya type of Japanese restaurant. All the servers will greet you the moment you enter and leave the restaurant. They are full of enthusiasm. I like their high spirit. The only other Asian restaurant that practice such greetings are Taiwanese restaurant. However, they are more subtle.
Polly likes Guu’s cup and condiment holders, especially the cup with the fish imprints. Chinese restaurants usually have toothpicks at the counter but in Guu, they actually have them on the table. What a nice touch.
We ordered two items to share. The first item was called the Guuu’d Box. It’s on the lunch special menu. This bento box costs $12.95. The bento box includes a miso soup and salad.
The main item on the bento box is the sake and soy sauce marinated fresh tuna on sushi rice. This is listed as mini size on the menu.
The sides include salmon, shrimp, scallop sushi, and …
… deep fried agedashi tofu, prawn and tuna sashimi, and Tamago(egg) on a bed of stringy fresh daikon.
We also ordered a Panfried Pork Ginger which costs $8.50. This comes with rice and miso soup. The serving is quite large that it can serves two person with an extra bowl of rice. The pork is tender and very gingery. Both of us like this dish. We still prefer cooked food more than the sashimi.
It’s a nice change from our regular cake meet. We should do this more often, trying out more variety of food.