Thursday, February 21, 2013

Miku

February 21, 2013


Aburi hamachi nigiri: Yellowtail - 3

Aburi bincho nigiri: Albacore tuna - 2+

Avocado nigiri - 2+

Aburi salmon nigiri - 2

Unagi nigiri - 2

J's comments > The aburi hamachi is the same as the hamachi carpaccio, but the cut is slightly thicker. Note to self, get this over the carpaccio in future, it works just a bit better. Get Aburi bintoro is available next time (it wasn't this time); one of J's favs. The salmon was leaner than I like it, but would be great for those who like lean salmon. 

Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi: Local salmon pressed and dressed with our chef’s own soy & Miku sauce, topped with jalapĂ©no - 2+

J's comment > the sushi was warmer than I would like; yes, I know it's aburi and has been seared, but the rice? That should be room temperature no? Not warm as we had it tonight.

Wagyu Scallop: Scallops wrapped in wagyu beef, baby corn, carrots, fava beans, brown butter soy, button mushroom duxelle sauce - 2+

Hamachi Carpaccio: Avocado sauce, sweet soy, olive oil, black pepper - 2+

J's comment > see note about the aburi hamachi above. BTW, the carpaccio was also warmer than it should be, I think the fish should be flamed when it was colder.

Soba Pepperoncino: Squid, sweet pepper, shiitake, jalapeno, garlic, tempura bits - 2

Green Tea Opera: Green tea sponge infused with espresso and frangelico liquer, green tea butter cream, dark chocolate ganache, azuki bean cream, green tea sauce, green tea ice cream - 2+

J's comment > this was better last time. The cake was stiffer than the word 'sponge' suggests, and I didn't get the azuki at all due to the overpowering chocolate. Still, not a bad dish.

Pear Almond Tart: Lightly poached bartlett pears, baked in rum infused almond cream, cookie crust layered with blackberry preserves, fig-orange spread, fig sauce, kirsch chantilly cream, vanilla ice cream -2

Indigo Wind: Sparkling sake - 3

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Extra Note
In general though, I think everything was slightly 'off'. Eg. the items that were a tad warmer than they should be, the dessert that wasn't quite there... Perhaps the restaurant was understaffed today and it affected the flow of things?

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