Guu Garlic is open for lunch from Tuesday to Sunday 11:30am till 2:30pm. It’s a nice place to go for lunch if you want to spend about $10 and have a good Japanese meal. I was never able to make it here during a weekday since my office is too far away. M and I were downtown during St. Patricks Day and was looking for a place downtown to eat. As we wanted something Japanese, we decided to go to Guu as they have lunch specials.
Ramune is a Japanese soda and they have their own Guu branded bottles. The bottle is sealed with a marble, so when you open the bottle, it makes a ‘POP’ sound. Imagine it as like a 7-up, but without the lime flavour.
Pork Cutlet on Rice ($9.25) was the St. Patricks Day special. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t any extra green to this dish besides the green onions for the garnish. Anyways, the meal came with miso soup, and pickled vegetables on the side.
The pork cutlet was nicely cooked with egg, cucumber and green onion on top. M did enjoy it and the size was perfect for lunch. He thought the pork was nice and tender without bones.
Deep-Fried Assorted ($9.20) comes with karaage, cream croquette, pork tenderloin, pickled vegetables, miso soup and rice.
Fried things for lunch probably isn’t the most healthiest thing, but when it’s at an izakaya, they make it taste amazing. The chicken karaage and the cream croquette is always a hit. I’ve never had pork tenderloin battered and deep-fried, but it tasted great as well. It was a good thing that there were vegetables and miso soup to complement these items. I’d probably order this again during lunch.
Overall, pretty good choice for lunch. When looking at their lunch offerings, there’s a lot of fried items. It’s a nice space to eat too if you love the izakaya feel.
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