Gombei multiple times so I was surprised to discover I hadn't done a review of it yet. My friend Cindy was the one who first introduced me to Gombei months ago and since then, I've returned with other friends but more often with my cousins. It's a convenient meeting place for my cousin Christine and me and this time around, our other cousin Ellen joined as well as my cousin Chris, Christine's brother, who was in town for the day. Christine's son, Vanilla King, was there as well but since I had literally just come back from driving half the day returning from Southern California where we visited two more cousins (yes, I have a lot of cousins, big extended family), I hadn't had time to bake so no snickerdoodles or vanilla cake for Vanilla King this time around - sorry, kid.
Gochi but still good nonetheless. I like this dish because it's simple and non-fussy. Meaning I don't have to pick out stuff I don't eat, like onions or mushrooms or bean sprouts. Yes, I'm one of those people who will painstakingly pick out whatever's in the dish that I don't like before I'll eat it. Remember Banana Leaf when they made a mistake and included bean sprouts in my pad thai? Yeah, I picked out every single bean sprout from that sucker. Fortunately, with the beef teriyaki don at Gombei, that's not a problem; it's just beef and rice. I've had the chicken katsu don as well and that's pretty good too with the soft-cooked scrambled egg on top but it comes with onions that I didn't want to take the time to pick out so I went back to my mainstay and got the teriyaki beef this time around.
|Beef Teriyaki combination plate|
|Udon and tempura|