Guzman Y Gomez


Just like everything new in Canberra, Guzman Y Gomez was very busy but because there are so many people working in the kitchen and most things on the menu are pretty fast to eat there is a high turn over of patrons. Even while I was nibbling at one burrito I saw three sets of people come and go.

Lines are quickly diminished and people who are waiting for their orders don’t even have to wait long and finding a seat wasn’t too bad either.

Different condiments and sauces by Tabasco.

With an ‘all hands on deck’ approach in the kitchen, the burritos arrive in about 5 minutes.

A lemon margarita ($8.50)

Chicken Guerrero (mild) burritogrilled chicken in GYG’s Guerrero marinade with Pico de Gallo salsa and rice, cheddar cheese, vegetarian black beans, salsa rolled in a soft tortilla ($10.50) (guacamole $2.00 extra). The chicken went really well with the guacamole and I think it was worth getting.

Beef Guerrero (mild) burrito- slow roasted beef in GYG’s Guerrero marinade with Pico de Gallo salsa and rice, cheddar cheese, vegetarian black beans, salsa rolled in a soft tortilla ($10.50) The beef was nice and tender and I really enjoyed the cheddar cheese, although there wasn’t any towards the end of the burrito which made me a little sad. It was pretty filling.

Obviously not a date food, I had so many black beans leap from the burrito onto my dress or maybe I’m just a sloppy eater. The perfect for the ‘on the go’ or quick bite before you rush off to a movie option.

Maybe next time I’ll be more adventurous and try something spicy. Hmmm I wonder what their definition of ‘spicy’ is. 

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Recipe: Armenian Nutmeg Cake

I’m not nuts for nuts, especially in my cake, so I was surprised to find my unusual addiction for a cake that a co-worker made was filled with them! I don’t usually do this but I just had to ask for the recipe!

It fills the house with the scent of beautiful nutmeg and eating it warm is truly magical. I know you’re supposed to use freshly ground nutmeg but I only had bought nutmeg powder and it still tasted pretty darn good.

Armenian Nutmeg Cake (courtesy of Annabel- thanks!)

2 cups SR flour                         1 egg

1.5 cups brown sugar                2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg 

1 cup milk                                0.5 cup chopped walnuts

1 tsp bicarb soda                       125 g butter or margarine

Combine sifted flour and sugar and rub in butter. Press about half of the mixture firmly into the base of a deep greased or baking-papered tin. I use an 8 inch square tin but an 8 or 9 inch round one is fine too. Dissolve soda in milk, add egg and nutmeg, beat well. Add this into remaining mixture and beat again. Then pour it onto the base already in the tin (it will be very runny).  Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake in a moderate oven for about 45 minutes.