Guam Diner Bytes: Roy’s Restaurant

by Ken Stewart
The Guam Food Guy
Roy’s has done it again! They’ve created a new level of dining experience for local residents to explore the Euro-Asian Pacific Rim cuisine that has made Roy Yamaguchi a world renown celebrity chef. This new level is all about exploring the intricate levels of tasting a variety of food combinations affordably prepared in a 3-course Prix Fixe offering ($39.00 + 10% s.c.). Available only on Mondays and for local residents only (proof of residency is required), “My Pre-Fixe Mondays” let’s diners choose from a selection of appetizers, main courses, and a dessert.

I had the opportunity to try the most recent menu offering (these are designed to change monthly). We were able to partake of the complete menu by sharing the various dishes. The Appetizers are:

Appetizers - choose 1

Split Pea & Rock Shrimp Soup (Proscuitto, Roasted Pepper, Shiso)

This is an amazing concoction taking split peas to a gourmet dimension. Pieces of prosciutto are interspersed throughout the soup, bringing taste surprises with every bite. This soup has layers of flavor brought out by the roasted peppers and bits of shiso (sesame leaf), which offer a clean and distinct intensity.

Poached Pear & Pecan Salad (Lemongrass Port Vinaigrette)

This is another special and delicious flavor journey engaging senses. This is a light starter with fresh greens. The baked pecans are sugar-coated and support a slightly sweet and crunchy objective of this salad (that’s wonderful when paired with a Sauvignon Blanc). Celery bits offer an alternative crunch experience. The lemongrass port vinaigrette works magically.

5-Spiced Braised Duck (Shiitake & Poblano Peppers, Jus)

I find it difficult to describe this creation without craving more of it! How the duck was rendered to a lush tenderness exuding remarkable spiced flavors baffles me. Shittakes were made for this dish which really showcases their versatility in adapting taste and investing texture. The peppers were sauteed in a medley with diced red onions and other veggies that I’ll have to try again to better understand. Like I said earlier, Roy’s is intent on guests exploring tastes in places previously unknown! The duck skin was crisp and rendered fatfree.

ENTREE - Choose 1

Olive Oil Seared Red Snapper (Cauliflower Couscous, Kalamata Olives, Meyer Lemon Sauce)

As good as it sounds and even tasting beyond description. They really ordained this snapper to be its best, seared outside and moist and flaky inside with layers of taste. The Caulilflower couscous is genius.

Seafood Cioppino (Mussel, Scallop, Shrimp, Sea Bass Thai Basil Tomato Broth)

Tasting perfection, the traditional Italian soup with a nod to Asian influence. This obviously could be a meal on its own if it was a larger portion.

Spicy Asian Pepper & Lemongrass Sirloin Steak (Cognac Cream Peppercorn Sauce)

This magical combination celebrates the best of East “meating” West. This traditional rich cream sauce is greatly enhanced by the pioneering and adventurous exploration of layering Asian spice and the subtle essence of lemongrass flavor. It is a surprisingly balanced. The local beans are planted in the folds of the sirloin roulade.


DESSERT (Choose 1)

Hawaiian Pandan Cheesecake (Pandan Custard Sauce)

This was a new discovery borne from trans-blending cultures. Lots of fun eating with berry surprises, and macadamia nut crust. Pandan is light, subtle, and perfumy. The cheesecake is moist and sauces blend well. Again, these dishes are designed for tasting. They are closer to “right sized” than most the dishes we are served.

Trio of Macaroon (Chocolate Mousse, Coconut Gelato, Raspberry Coulis)

I’m not usually a macaroon fan, so I was pleasantly surprised to find these not all that sweet. These were made to optimize the flavor of their their ingredients. I still prefer the Cheesecake.

Roy’s Prix Fixe Mondays Menu is available for only $39.00. A 10% service charge is applicable and no further discounts can be applied. That said, became a taste adventurer at Roy’s! It’s time to elevate your senses without breaking your budget! Go to Roy’s on Monday’s for this special treat! You will simply be amazed by the palate pleasing creations awaiting you!

Bon Appetit!

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