Aburi Kaiseki at Miku Restaurant

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Ever since Miku Restaurant launched their traditional Kaiseki tasting menus, I have wanted to indulge in the experience. This tasting menu embodies the region’s food culture featuring special pottery produced in the area. Inspired by this tradition, the chefs at Miku have created three special menus featuring their signature Aburi-style cuisine, served on beautiful Arita plateware from Kyushu, Japan.

I chose the premium tasting menu which was the Aburi Kaiseki and it was quite the amazing experience. This was by far one of the best Tasting Menus I have had in a long time, and it’s worth splurging for this top end experience.

1st course:

Amuse

Avocado Mousse

Avocado Mousse

Avocado Mousse with cream, cayenne pepper, local green peas

 

2nd course:

Sashimi

Sashimi

Sashimi selection with Otoro, botan ebi, kanpachi, tai

Kaiseki Zensai

Kaiseki Zensai

Kaiseki Zensai

A selection of 4 seasonal items served in their unique Arita-yaki plate

 

Aburi Temari Sushi

Kanpachi, Maguro, Ebi,

 

Pan Seared Scallop

Orange, Freese yuzu puttanesca

 

King Crab Sunomono

wakame, cucumber, sesame seed

 

Beef carpaccio

Micro green, wasabi masatake sauce

 

Sous-vide Chicken

Spicy sesame ponzu

 

Aburi Kamo

Gooseberry, Soy balsamic reduction sauce, spicy negi

 

Yuba maki

Pickled vegetables

 

 

3rd course:

Sablefish & Aburi Lobster Duo

Sablefish & Aburi Lobster Duo

Sea

Sablefish & Aburi Lobster Duo

 

Saikyo Sablefish

Kale gomaae, eggplant, yuzu miso reduction

 

Aburi Lobster tail

Couscous, cayenne tomato aioli sauce

 

4th course:

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Land

Filet Mignon & Foie gras

Seasonal vegetables, couscous, wasabi veal jus, anchovy black garlic butter

 

5th course:

Miku’s Signaure Sushi Selection

Miku’s Signaure Sushi Selection

Miku’s Signaure Sushi Selection

Chu-toro, Wagyu, Engawa, Salmon oshi

 

6th course:

Mascarpone Mousse Cake with Grand Marnier Strawberries and Almond Raspberry Cake with Yogurt and raspberry sorbet

Mascarpone Mousse Cake with Grand Marnier Strawberries
and Almond Raspberry Cake with Yogurt and raspberry sorbet

Dessert

Mascarpone Mousse Cake with Grand Marnier Strawberries

Almond Raspberry Cake with Yogurt and raspberry sorbet

 

Each of the courses was special incorporating the amuse, the sea, the land as well as other elements. The price of the Aburi Kaiseki is $118 and it needs to be reserved a minimum of 72 hours in advance. There is a reservation form online, make sure to advise them of any food allergies at time of ordering. The menu is subject to change due to seasonality and availability.

Miku Restaurant

200 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 568-3900

Web: http://mikurestaurant.com/

Twitter: @MikuRestaurant

By: Richard Wolak