It was a gorgeous day in Vancouver; the sun was shinning and the birds were singing. For a nice Mother’s Day lunch, my family and I made a special reservation to eat at the chic sushi restaurant, Miku. We invited my grandparents as well, which was a lovely time for chit chat and smiles! Everyone was dressed super cute. We sat on sleek white leather chairs at a smooth squared wooden table. The decor was simple yet modern. I’ve been to this place before, and each time has always been a really wonderful dining experience. Surely enough, I wasn’t disappointed this time either. The only improvement needed was the service. We had a nice Australian waitress, but we waited too long for the dishes. Also, they never took finished plates away quickly enough. Other than that, the food was delicious, the presentation was spectacular, and the view we had of the Pacific ocean was beautiful. Their philosophy is “finding a joy in your life by bringing one to others.” Overall, I had a delightful time here, so I’d say they accomplished this concept. Definitely the best sushi restaurant in Vancouver.
To start off our meal, we have here a nice warm miso soup with enoki mushrooms and a dashi broth made from scratch. You can tell this isn’t your typical miso soup from Vancouver, because they didn’t use miso from a package. It was very tasty and I like the incorporation of mushrooms.
These were pretty good. They were plump, meaty, creamy and fresh.
This was absolutely marvellous! From the outstanding presentation, to the innovative pieces of delicious sushi; every part of this dish was fantastic. Aburi is when you take nigiri and grill (top) half and keep the other half raw. This was a good example of what aburi should taste like. The rice is what I look for in sushi too. It was a tad bit warm and a little sweet. My brother was actually the first to finish his dish, which was surprising considering the fact that he’s usually the slowest eater :p With that being said, it shows that this is certainly a really yummy plate.
Red wave, Miku and Coal Harbour rolls
Again, the presentation was ravishing and the taste was undeniably there. You can really tell they use fresh, quality fish. The red wave roll had crab, avocado, wrapped in red tuna and masatake sauce. The Miku roll, had salmon, crab, cucumber, sea urchin, rolled in flying fish roe and miku sauce. Last but not least, my favourite roll on this plate, the coal harbour roll had red tuna, hokkaido scallops, asparagus, wasabi pickles, wrapped in hamachi and shiso, moromi-miso and spicy jalapeño sauce. Every single one of these rolls worked with all the ingredients included. A burst of nice flavours with each bit you take!
Passion Fruit Praline Dome
This is hands down, one of the best desserts I’ve had. I mean, the presentation was absolutely exquisite (love how there’s a nice pop of sparkly yellow on the dome) and it tasted scrumptious too. There was a wonderful use of texture at the bottom, it was a chocolate arare wafer. Another thing I liked, was how they used the passion fruit. It was a bit sour, but the salted hazelnut ice cream balanced it out perfectly with it’s sweetness. There was also passion fruit cream, praline mousse and mango compote. Most definitely recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of sweets.
Green Tea Opera
This was good too. This had green tea génoise infused with espresso and frangelico liqueur, dark chocolate ganache, azuki bean purée and green tea ice cream. The waitress told us this takes three days to make! You can obviously tell the chefs here are really passionate about what they do.
Chocolate Cake with Basil Ice cream (special)
Unfortunately, you can’t order this. Of course, the presentation was beautiful. The plates they used are cool too; they’re like black squared rock plates. Anyway, the cake was pretty rich, but the fresh strawberries, raspberries and basil ice cream balanced it out. Really enjoyed all their desserts!
Would go back!
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