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Miura goes beyond waffles with new fusion-fueled menu

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DH Vancouver Staff Feb 18, 2016 10:53 am

It started with their signature Waffle Sandos, but now Miura Restaurant & Bar is flexing their fusion muscles with their new and improved menu of pan-Asian eats.

There’s been a tiny name tweak, but comfort-driven meals are still the name of the game at this Mount Pleasant outpost. Chef/co-owner Dennis Miura has gone beyond run-of-the-mill fare and created a menu full of interesting and appetizing dishes, which take their cue from cuisines such as Korean, Japanese, Italian, and Canadian.

Diners who drop by Miura will find small plated items (which complement the wine, sake, shochu, and cocktail options available) like Salmon Poke, Tuna Nori Carpaccio, deliciously meaty chicken wings, Shichimi Battered Fried Calamari, Char-Siu Pork Tacos, and more.

Korean Poutine (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Korean Poutine (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Miura’s updated menu also boasts a distinctive North American flair. Poutine lovers should make a point to tuck into the eatery’s Korean-inspired rendition. Doused in a spicy Korean sauce, this Quebecois staple is loaded with shredded chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella, cilantro, green onions, and sour cream. Don’t forget to ask for extra napkins.

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One of the most popular dishes on the revised menu is the Udon Alfredo. Presented in a shallow bowl, this meal is composed of fantastically thick udon noodles, cooked al dente and coated in a rich, creamy white miso-based sauce. Strewn with shiitake mushrooms and garnished with a light sprinkling of grated Grana Padano shavings, this dish pleases the palate and satisfies the belly, while criss-crossing cultural boundaries.

Waffle Burger (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Waffle Burger (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Those familiar with Miura will be happy to note that the Main Street fixture is still offering their legendary waffle sandwiches, in its many incarnations. Using their fluffy, mildly sweet signature waffles as bread, there’s a lot of fun and flavour packed in Miura’s sandwich creations. There’s the mouth-stretching Waffle Burger, complete with a beef patty; the finger-licking-good Garlic Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich; and the Baja Waffle Sandwich, which is filled with avocado tempura, tomato, cilantro, and spicy lime mayo.

It’s not all hearty party fare at Miura, though. Diners seeking lighter, more subtle bites will be drawn to their succulent and citrus-y Scallop Carpaccio, or their elegantly presented Ebi Mayo Salad (tempura fried prawns, mixed greens, diced tomatoes, and green onions, topped with a lemon olive oil dressing) as well as their sushi-style rolls–even the Emperor Caesar Roll with their fried chicken, for a more playful option on a Chicken Caesar Salad.

(Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Emperor Caesar Roll (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Miura’s menu was not the only thing to receive a makeover. Indeed, the eatery’s space also underwent a facelift. Small cosmetic changes, like new signage and the removal of the overhanging televised menus, have created a more refined ambience. That being said, the restaurant still boasts a distinctively casual tone, however, rather than ordering food canteen-style, patrons can now enjoy table service.

Udon Alfredo (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Udon Alfredo (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Korean Fried Chicken (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Flying High Chicken Wings (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Miura's Baja Waffle (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Miura’s Baja Waffle (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Ebi Mayo Salad (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Ebi Mayo Salad (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Mount Fuji cocktail, made with gin, lychee slush, blue curacao, fresh lime juice (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Mount Fuji cocktail, made with gin, lychee slush, blue curacao, fresh lime juice (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz

Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz

Miura Restaurant & Bar

Address: 2521 Main Street
Phone: 604-687-2909
Twitter: @miurayvr


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