So I finally got the time to sit down and update! Let's get right into this! This was my first visit at Miku and the team left me walking with an impressive impression of them. The moment we walked inside, we were literally greeted by the whole restaurant staffs, what a warm welcome. Our waitress was with us shortly after we were seated and greeted us with a nice big smile, as well as the daily specials and her recommendations. The two of us started with a pot of tea each, there were several different kind of teas; sakura, green tea and jasmine. We both went with the sakura, but I didn't not like the sweet cherry taste after the first sip and our waitress did not hesitate to help us change it to green tea. I have to point out right now that from the beginning till the end, the service was excellent! There were many unique items on the menu and we did not know what to get, so the best option was to roll with the chef tasting menu. So we got that and two other items on the side; calamari, salmon oshi: their house item and a drink, mango cosmopolitan. The mango cosmopolitan supposedly consists of vodka,triple sec, mango, cranberry juice and fresh lime, however I found there was very mild taste the juices and a rather strong taste of the vodka.
Our first item came, the first course of the tasting menu which consists of three appetizers; sunomono, bencho gommae and the aburi tuna. The starters looked very appealing and I wanted to dig into them right away, almost forgetting to take pictures! The sunomono dressing had a delicate vinegar dressing coating the wakame and ebi, very refreshing. I didn't try the aburi tuna because... I'm not a big fan of raw tuna :(! BUT, I did try themasatake sauce and it was very sweet and tasty. The deep fried lotus slice was a neat idea to garnish the gomaae and they had peanut bits infused into their dressing which added a crunchy texture to the dish.
The calamari came shortly after the starters. The batter was very light, the squid was very fresh and the sauce was very yummy! I just wanted to pop pieces after pieces into my mouth!
The ebi fritter was our second course, drizzled with spicy mayo over top. I like to eat spicy, if only it was a hint more spicier ..... also the texture of the tiger prawn was a bit dense.. either it's not fresh or it was overcooked.
Nigiri sushi were also part of the set menu, it includes 2 pc salmon oshi with jalepeno pepper, 1 pc ebi with basil pesto sauce, 1 pc tuna, 1 pc red tuna and 1 other piece of tai. I loved the salmon oshi, the top was seared with the fat melted on top, this adds a rich flavor to the sushi. The creamy basil sauce on top of the ebi was really creative, I 've never tried or heard it made like this before and the basil wasn't too strong which left some taste for the ebi.
|Our salmon oshi that we ordered on the side|
The sablefish saikyoyaki was hands down the best dish of the night; smoked sable fish in soy mirin dashi broth, bedded with spinach and eggplants and topped with yuzu foam. The fish was very fresh and it didn't fall apart easily, super tender. I just cannot describe how tasty this was, and it was not super rich and filling. I will no doubt order this dish again if I come again.
Finishing off with our dessert, matcha opera cake; matcha mousse,chocolate foam cake, hazelnut crisp, matcha glaze and as well as jasmine sorbet. The jasmine flavor in the sorbet was too mild, almost tasteless, all I could taste was the sourness. However, I liked the candied mint leaf garnish. I found this dessert just so-so, but it was good enough to finish off our meal with, nice and light. Overall, the experience here was very enjoyable and the service was great! Our waitress came to change our plates after every course and checked up on us quite frequently and helping us pour tea. Their items are quite unique with awesome presentation~ I am going to come back sometime soon for sure!