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!
Sushi or sashimi….both hold the secrets of the new world!! lol I’ve never had…let alone heard of Goma Ae before though…but it does look delicious! I’ve recently just went to a place out here in Aspen, Colorado called Takah Sushi and tried their Uni Nigiri dish (Sea Urchin). It was absolutely delicious!
Oh yes… you would notice that difference. We are sushi roll lovers, not much into sashimi.
All the best!
Indeed, there are many great sushi places in Vancouver – one of the reasons why I love it there. I’ve been to the Samurai a few times too. But Miko does a better sashimi in my opinion.
Yes, we have eaten there a few times and have to agree, it truly is good! But, there are MANY great places in Vancouver to eat Sushi. Having lived there for many years, our favourite was Samurai on Davie street. BIG portions, fresh and super cheap.
Nancy & Shawn