I realized through my years of blogging, I’ve missed a lot of great places in Vancouver that I have not had time to blog about. Yet, these are some of the greatest food I’ve had around town. So in the next little while, I’m going to revisit those places I’ve missed and write about these great places which I CAN’T BELIEVE I DIDN’T SHARE with the community.
Here goes! Gyo-O, part of the Kingyo group of restaurants in Vancouver and Richmond. Gyo-O is not your typical sushi joint. In fact, they don’t serve sushi. It’s all ramen, donburi, udon and the likes. But they are really good at it! This is one of our favourites in Richmond. We came on several occasions, so here’s just a “eat-dump” of what we had…
I love their poached egg here! It’s poached perfectly with a super runny egg yolk, the egg white is on the semi-clear texture and you can just see whites forming. This is a dipping udon noodles mixed with their special dressing instead of a soup base. Served with tuna and salmon. It wasn’t too spicy and was made perfect for the hot summer weather.
Exactly what it says, it’s a Japanese hot rice bowl with tuna and mayo. Of course the poached egg cannot be missed.
Aside from Donburi’s and noodles, they also have a selection of sashimi and side dishes you can choose to complement with your meal.
Despite they do not have sushi, they have a selection of fresh sashimi on the menu.
Another great summer selection is their seafood salad ramen with chopped assorted sashimi and salad with sesame sauce on cold ramen. I never expected ramen and salad to go together, but surprisingly it does go very well. Mix it well with the sauce and you have a salad ramen!
Don’t underestimate the size of the donburi’s. It seems small but once you mix together everything, it’s actually pretty filling. The negitoro don was also worth a try. It’s like having a huge negitoro sushi.