Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hong Kong - GoGyo @ IFC

Tenrei Shio ramen set with sushi

Shiro ramen set with almond crusted asparagus

Restaurant Name : GoGyo
Location : Shop 3020, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong

Rating : 2 Marylicious Stars
Price : Around HK $160 / person (without drinks)

Summary : The 2 Marylicious Stars rating is based on the Tenrei Shio ramen.  While the presentation was very appealing, the chicken broth was slightly bland, and the noodle was slightly overcooked.  On the other hand, the char siu was well cooked, just the right amount of fat and tenderness and flavour.  So, while I enjoyed their Shiro ramen last time, I will not be ordering the Tenrei Shio ramen in the future.

Whilst I did not enjoy the meal itself, I need to make a special note about the service.  Towards the end of my meal, after I had pretty much finished the noodle and working on emptying the chicken broth, I noticed a small black dot floating on top of the soup...  at first, I thought it was a black sesame seed, however, this ramen was not served with sesame seeds... So, upon closer inspection, I realized the small black dot was a small bug!  Yikes!!!  

Even though I was almost done with the meal, I decided to notify the wait staff of my discovery.  To my pleasant surprise, the wait staff immediately apologized and even asked if they could replace my noodle with extra sushi.  Since I was almost full, I declined her offer (plus, the sushi was not the greatest...) 

While I was still surprisingly shocked at this treatment, the same wait staff came back a few minutes later and informed me that she will take my lunch set off the bill as a goodwill gesture.

Double shock!!!

This NEVER happens in HK!!!  As such, this gesture deserves a special mentioning in my blog!

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