3096 Main St, Vancouver (Map)
I finally visited Burgoo after wanting to try it for some time now. Given the nice weather lately, R and I decided to take a patio seat, so we can people watch. We had all sorts of recommendations from people on what to order. So without further ado, here are what we had that day.
R noticed that they had a set menu that consisted a combination of appetizer and entree from their regular menu. The server informed us it was only $18 for the combo menu. R started with the Pacific Chowder as the starter. This chowder was creamy and smooth without being too rich. This soup was certainly hearty, as there were tons of seafood: salmon, clam, and shrimp.
For the Entree, R went with the Irish Stew which consisted of braised lamb, vegetables, dumpling on a bed of garlic mash potatoes. The lamb was soft, and not gamy, but the taste of the dish just didn't wow me. This dish by itself is $16, so ordering a combo was definitely a good idea.
Since what I wanted to try was not included in the set menu, I ordered separately. What I had was the soup and sandwich ($14). At first, I was a little upset by the fact R soup came, but mine never arrived. After about 20 minutes or so, my combo arrived, and I finally understood why it came so late. My combo was actually considered as an entree, where R's set menu included a starter and a entree. Anyways, the Crab Bisque I chose was delicious. It was creamy and smooth, with the perfect balance of tomato taste. I loved the fact that they used real crab meat, yum!
This would be the Gooey Cheese Griller sandwich I been hearing so much about. It was a combination of Mozzarella, Emmenthal, Gruyere, and White Cheddar on filone bread. Although this sandwich was quite oily, but it was sinfully delicious. The bread was grilled to a perfect crisp on the outside, but still soft in the center. I loved the burnt cheese that was oozing all over the sandwich. I noticed many server carrying bamboo steamers, and keep wondering what dish that was. Long and behold, my very own arrived and the mystery was solved. The bamboo steamer was definitely a unique way to bring your bill, but I don't see how that ties in with the restaurant theme. Oh on side note, their Calypso hot sauce is REALLY hot, so beware.
Overall, I really liked Burgoo, as their food was good, prices were fair and service was good. They also have cheese fondue that looks delicious, too bad I was simply to full to try. Needless to say, I will be back... very soon. :)