What: sushi and sashimi
Where: Miko Sushi. 1335, Robson St., Vancouver
Notes: If you love sushi and especially sashimi (raw slices of tuna or salmon), you have to check out Miko Sushi in downtown Vancouver. I’ve been to many sushi bars in Vancouver (in my book, one of the best places for Japanese food outside of Japan) but I was recently blown away by the quality and freshness of the ingredients used at Miko Sushi. The tuna sashimi was so fresh, it almost literally melted in my mouth. The salmon sashimi was another stunner; delicate yet flavourful. I thought that the tuna sashimi was pretty mind-blowing… until I tried the Hot Spicy Tuna: raw tuna blended with caviar and finely-chopped spring onions. The soft texture of the tuna contrasted beautifully with the crunchy bits of onion and spicy chili. To top off this whole mouth-watering experience, the little fish eggs pop in your mouth as you chew!
I also recommend ordering the Unagi (smoked eel sushi) and the Chicken wing karaage (crispy wings). Oh, and you have to order the Goma Ae – spinach with a delicate, creamy sesame-seed laced dressing.
The biggest highlight was undoubtedly the Hot Spicy Tuna. YUM!
It’s no wonder players from the Vancouver hockey team, the Canucks, eat here regularly – their thank you notes and mementos adorn the walls. Miko Sushi seriously rocks!