Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own
Thanks to Instagram foodie and food blogger, Jacqueline (Check out her blog here), I got to visit the new rebranded Miura Restaurant and Bar with some other foodies. It was formerly known as Miura Waffle and Milk Bar. They were also featured on You Gotta Eat Here! Don’t worry they still have some of their famous waffle sandwiches on the menu! As a restaurant and bar, they serve appies and entrees that are more izakaya style. Of course there are also alcoholic beverages.
The blue one is Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the orange one is the Morning Glory but I can’t remember the name of the other drink.
For the food, we let the owner decide on the menu for us. She said she remembers me because I’ve been here a few times before for the waffle sandwiches since I used to work in the area!
Their new menu is classified by what kind of protein the food is like seafood, poultry etc. The Flying-High Wings come with 8pcs of fried chicken wings in a cute dim sum steamer and I believe this was the spicy Korean flavour. The wings had a nice crunch but it could’ve used more sauce since the meat itself didn’t have that much flavour so maybe it could also be seasoned or marinated more? I only had one piece though.
This was the Salmon Poke with cucumber, avocado and salmon with cilantro and lime in a Korean sauce (I think it was like gochu-jang?). This was a hit at our table. There were large pieces of salmon and avocado here and the sauce was just slightly spicy but refreshing from the hints of lime and acidity. Great appy!
This was the Ebi Mayo Salad with some mixed greens, diced tomatoes, onions and lemon olive oil dressing. Not sure if we spent too much time taking pictures and the food got cold but I feel the batter wasn’t that crispy or I’ve had better ebi mayo elsewhere. The prawns were also a touch on the small side and there were only five pieces.
Next we have another seafood dish, Tuna Nori Carpaccio. This was albacore tuna wrapped with seaweed and then deep fried. The crunchy exterior gave it an interesting texture and the ponzu sauce was nice. On the right side of the photo you can see that two pieces were more pale and slightly more cooked than the other three pieces though.
We all really enjoyed the Duck Confit Roll with green onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce. It was like Peking duck in a roll! Wish this came with more pieces! There were only 5.
Our table was really excited for the Oyster Motoyaki Roll with panko fried oyster, lettuce, lemon torched mayo and bulldog BBQ sauce. Basically oyster motoyaki in a roll! Not something you see elsewhere so we thought this was pretty original. The mayo really did have a strong lemon flavour to it. Be warned there are loads of creamy mayo so if you don’t like mayo then this isn’t for you.
This was the Korean Poutine with bits of fried chicken, tomato, mozza cheese and Korean spicy sauce. The fries were well seasoned and cut into small wedges and there was plenty of flavour here from the spicy sauce, the mayo and the cheese.
The Duck Carpaccio was more like seared duck breast and not really a carpaccio but this was one of my favourite dishes since I love duck and the meat was nicely seasoned and the right amount of fattyness. Cooked to a medium rare, it was perfectly juicy and savoury.
Finally the waffle sandwich makes an appearance! They are now focusing on chicken waffles only and there are four options to choose from. All sandwiches come with fries, soup or salad for $14-15 now. I think this was the GFC Waffle Sandwich with garlic fried chicken, lettuce, teriyaki sauce and mayo. Still as good as before! The soup we had was a creamy tomato soup which was also better than I expected. However, I think the sandwiches used to be around $10 and now with fries, soup or salad it costs a lot more.
Moving on to the desserts! A waffle piled high with cheesecake mousse, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, this was aptly named the Fluffy Cloud. To me, the cheesecake mousse was a tad sour but everything else was good. Perhaps they could add some other elements to it like fruit or sauce?
Finally we have the Matcha Cheesecake on a chocolate cookie crust with a raspberry coulis. The cookie crust was ridiculously hard to penetrate with a fork! It tasted fine though but didn’t really go with the light matcha flavour of the cheesecake. Also, I thought the raspberry sauce was too sour and it felt really out of place.
Since I didn’t choose the menu items myself there were a couple things that were a miss for me but they have some creative dishes that I wouldn’t mind going back to try.