As the saying goes – better late than never and we finally made it to Miku to try their new Summer Prime Set Menu last night available until Aug. 2nd. It was a gorgeous evening in Toronto so we thought we’d indulge and enjoy it on the patio. If you’ve been to Miku, then you already know about the Sushi quality here as well as their ability to deliver consistent flavours and good service. If you’ve never been, then this is a great way to try a variety of menu items with zero thinking required ;). We talk a lot about the food here, neglecting the Saki a bit, however the Saki pairings offered with this summer menu are a refreshing balance and we’d highly recommend it if you like Saki. Otherwise a nice glass of Chardonnay never disappoints.
First up is the Fresh Daily Oyster (Saki pairing: Inidigo Wind Junmai Sparkling). A great way to start a summer meal, or any meal really, this oyster is packed with bite. You get pulled in a few different directions with the wasabi creme fresh and the shiso oil, but predominantly a very buttery flavour and texture. We thought it was quite appetizing, but likely not for you if you typically like your oysters straight up and on the more tangy side.
Next up was the Kaseiki Trio – a seasonal selection of items. This season it’s Aburi Beef Caroaccio with fresh arugula & parmigiano, Half Lobster Tail with mixed baby veg and chef’s selection of Sashimi which was impeccable quality and oh so succulent. Overall a pleasant and delicious second course to keep our appetite engaged.
Now for my personal favourite part of the meal – sushi! Here we have the chef’s selection of omakase sushi. I won’t describe them all, but if interested the menu is described here on Miku’s website. Overall some beautiful flavours here and very high quality proteins. My personal fave was the Anago. Some of these selections do come with a wasabi kick so brace yourself for it to avoid a surprise to your palette. Have a chat with your waitress if you don’t handle spice well.
And for dessert, we have the Black Sesame Fraisier Cake filled with pistachio almond sponge, cocoa nib crunch and generally comes with a strawberry sorbet, however we shamelessly opted for the elderflower champagne sorbet instead. Can you really blame us though – you’ll understand when you try it. Although super light and fluffy, if you’re not into a cake, then try one of their other refreshing sorbet’s.
We always enjoy dinning at Miku and absolutely love the VIBE here. All in all, it’s a great tasting menu for the summer at a reasonable price of $98 (extra $39 for the Saki pairing).
You can check out the menu and reserve a table here on Miku’s website >>