Veggie & Curry - Quality Fast Food Features Healthy Variety
Restaurant Review by Ken Stewart, The Guam Food Guy
The food court at the Micronesia Mall is far and away Guam's largest, and while there are many choices of places to eat, I have been asked by some readers to make some recommendations about the better places to eat. One place I wish I had tried sooner is Veggie & Curry. On a recent dinner excursion, some friends were eating plates of ma po tofu, vegetables, and pancit. The food looked good and they said it's always good, so I decided to try it out..this was after having an absolutely horrid experience at a nearby eatery that I thought served Hawaiian food (I hope that bad experience was due to SuperTyphoon Pongsona).
Veggie & Curry's display of fast food selections has always intrigued me, and I'm puzzled that I'd not tried their food (maybe I figured it was too healthy with all those vegetables and things). I am glad the stars were right that night for helping me with this great food encounter.
Although Super Typhoon Pongsona has limited their normal selection of vegetables (eggplant, bitter melon, kang kong, spinach, bok choy), they still serve an impressive assortment of fresh cooked dishes that taste as good as they look. There was Steamed Soy Chicken (very good no msg), fried rice, pancit, Mongolian Chicken, Spicy Chicken with Peanuts and Celery (very tasty), Beef Broccoli, Sweet & Sour Pork, Chop Suey, Fish with Vegetables and Black Beans, Mongolian Beef, Long Beans and Shrimp, Fried Chicken, Broccoli and Shrimp, and Ma Po Tofu. There are also two curries - a Penang Chicken Curry and an Thai Red Chicken Curry. This is a very impressive and quite appealing food selection. The shrimp are big and plentiful unlike so many other outlets who "skimp on the shrimp".
The owners of Veggie & Curry are Ukrit Siriprusanan, and his wife, Lisa. Ukrit is an engineer by trade, and operates Geo-Engineering & Testing, Inc., on Guam and Saipan, and also provides drilling services. Leave it to an engineer to plan and organize a food operation. It's clean, neatly displayed, and the service is above average. The employees who served me were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable (they could communicate clearly) about the food. I will certainly eat at Veggie & Curry again, real soon, and recommend that you do, too!