I got to have lunch with Hiromi yesterday at Guli-Guli.
The name is the shortened version of "green green" which when said in Japanese "gu-li-n gu-li-n" turns out to "guli-guli".
Anyway they are mostly gardening company but on their property have a cafe and art gallery.
When you walk through their front gate it is like stepping into a different country.
Lush trees, a little brook. Too bad the weather wasn't a bit cooler.
In fact, it was blazing hot and sticky humid...gah!
We started lunch with a salad and cold pumpkin potage.
The salad had their homemade mustard dressing and the soup was creamy yet refreshing.
Next came appetizers.
From the left, a fried gnocchi which seemed more like a fritter filled with bits of squid and topped with their homemade tomato sauce.
Chickpea mousse topped with smoked salmon, too bad there weren't crackers or bread with this, so good!
Homemade sesame cracker topped with zucchini, peppers and a smoosh of cream cheese and a dab of shiso pesto.
Scallops marinated with grapefruit. (I want to re-create the last 3 appetizers!)
Our main dish was their keema curry.
Nice kick from the spices, I was impressed with the sweet dragon fruit that they used as a topping for the curry as well as the colorful veggies.
A great place to "get away", they also do weddings and parties.
Even though the weather was super uncomfortable, it was nice to catch up with Hiromi. (Thank you!)
I told Satoshi about this place and he's interested in checking it out.
I'll be back.
Closed on Tuesdays