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Thursday, 29 January 2015
Guppy - Winter Menu
had promised myself I would eat in different places and not head to my
comfort zone till a friend mentioned a very special dinner she ate at
Guppy - their winter specials , so yours truly needed no further excuse
to head back to Guppy by ai for probably my 95th meal there. I wont go
into the Pork belly or Tofu and Artichokes , superb Sushis or their
wonderful regular dishes - What I am sharing are a couple of winter
specials we ate too.
Chicken Suimono ,
an earthy clear chicken soup with root vegetables , chicken dumplings
and anoki mushrooms inspired by the ' Dobin Mushi ' style where soup is
cooked and served in a traditional Dobin teapot and steaming broth is
poured onto the vegetables bringing out their flavors as it's being
served , an explosion of wholesome honest flavors .
then shared a Nasu Dengaku - aubergine pulp cooked in special miso ,
stuffed back in the shell and baked with garlic panco - I don't think
anyone of us liked this much .Grilled Market Fish
in a spicy doubanjiang sause - fermented soya and other spice - very
flavorful and delicious . This was served on a bed of vegetables and a
winner all the way.
show stopper was Mushroom Takikome Rice - If I may take liberties and
describe it as the Japanese risotto , slow cooked mushroom , kelp dashi
and vegetables - a treat to the palate and a must absolutely order .
winter menu and I just tasted a part of it is a must experience . I am
happy I got this introduction to some new cooking techniques of this
brilliant cuisine and also got to experience a whole load of new flavors
superbly showcased by Chef Vikram Khatri and his team.