sibling rivalry:Coal Harbour:
If there's one thing I know better than anyone else, it's that you can be related but totally different. The familial resemblance is there and they share some mannerisms but personalities are like pineapples and bananas. People prefer one or the other, it's simply a matter of preference. And a handful enjoy both.
The same can be said of sister restaurants. Take Minami and Miku. They're related and it shows. One shines brighter, depending on who you ask. Since you're on my blog, I'm guessing you're asking me. I liked Miku more. She's a little classier and a lot more high maintenance. Those aren't bad things.
I had the best visitor in town - my pseudosister Cracker. She looks nothing like me, she sounds nothing like me, and we don't have the same taste in many things, like music. She's currently down with XX by the Crystalized. I YouTubed it and thought it was okay, but wouldn't put in on replay. But that's what makes our girlfriendship the best. Our differences help us grow, our similarities keep us fat. Yes, she LOVES food like I love food. So a trip to Vancouver must include a visit to the grandfather of aburi sushi.
This was our Miku dinner, prepare to salivate all over your keyboard...
|Better than Minami's soba. So many textures, flavours, and subtle heat.|
|A PERFECTLY poached egg. PERFECT.|
Pan Seared Alaskan Scallops:
|Large, plump, and precisely cooked with a fresh complement of watercress and frisee. The dollops on top are yuzu puttanesca (a little too much but we just flicked some off).|
|Salmon sushi oishi + Ebi sushi oishi|
I don't think I can throw enough superlatives their way. It's a high end restaurant worth its weight in dollars. The food is elevated, the service is fantastic, and the view of the harbour (even with the tankers) is beautiful.
Every meal I've had at Minami or Miku makes me happy. This was one of the happiest because of the view, the interior: