Sunday, 5 August 2012

Munchie Adventure: Miku Restaurant, Downtown Vancouver

This is like a mini adventure, since it was a snack before the fireworks! Celebration of Lights <3 Anyways, back on topic. My friend brought me here, saying it was amazing (which it turned out to really be that awesome!), we were gonna grab and go, but since we had extra time, decided to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere. Mainly it was the first server who approached us, he totally sold us into eating here, such friendly service!

Miku Restaurant on UrbanspoonRestaurant: Miku Restaurant (visit their website here)
Location: #2-1055 West Hastings Street (Guinness Tower), Vancouver
Cuisine: Japanese
Price range: $20+ per person for dinner (they have a cheaper lunch menu)
Date of visit: August 4, 2012

Atmosphere: 4.5/5
Staff/service: 5/5
Food variety: 4/5
Food quality: 4.75/5
Buck worthy? 4/5 (Ok, it's a bit pricey, but definitely worth the price!)

I didn't know what they were saying to us, but it sounded like a greeting, from every chef and server there when we walked it! It was pretty cool ^^
But...Let's get to the food!

I didn't know what to order, so I let my friend take charge :) First was the Kaiso Salad ($13), and it was really cool. The waitress told us to use the romaine lettuce like giant spoons to eat the salad, but I don't know any pretty way to do that, so just tore it apart with my hands and handy chopsticks :P It consisted of green and red seaweed (which my friend reminded me the scientific names of haha, such nerds we are). Sprinkled with crushed seasame, it was a good appy, but I wanna try something else next time :P

Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi ($14)
Next was where a funny moment occurred. I took a bite out of the Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi ($14), and didn't even notice I had paused for a few seconds, while my friend got all worried that I wasn't saying anything. I was speechless--literally. The salmon just melted in my mouth, and the rice went so well with it, the jalepeno pepper wasn't spicy either, and added an extra crunch to the whole piece and enhanced the flavors. It was AMAZING!!!

Gotta finish our "snack" with dessert! Since it was a hot day, we decided to get ice cream ($4.50), I just had to try pistachio-saffron-rose ice cream, cuz the name already is awesome sounding xD My friend ordered vanilla. The display was beautiful! Although the berries were a bit sour, I enjoyed it overall. Vanilla was better than the pistachio... guess fancy names are just fancy names ^^"

All in all, this was a great experience, their food was meant for sharing, so you can definitely try more variety. There was a lot more on the menu, and featured items, maybe I'll go another time to try them! :D

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