Mikusu, the Pan Asian Restaurant at Conrad Bangalore is the perfect answer to those looking to try something new in the city. Delicious food, great ambiance make it a great addition to the central Bangalore eating scene.
A pretty table, a glass of sparkling wine and some great Asian food is how I spent my Wednesday evening a few weeks ago. Mikusu, a pan Asian Restaurant at Conrad Bangalore has been around for a while now and I was invited to check out it’s new menu.
The evening started with salmon Carpaccio with Yuzu Soy and Hot Oil. I can safely say that this also remained my favorite dish of the evening. Fresh and delicate Salmon, with tangy yuzu all, finished with hot oil which brought the flavors together so beautifully. I know this will be a constant order when I am at Mikusu.
The dimsums came next and left us all delighted as well. There was Barbeque Chicken Dimsums, Seafood shu mai and Barbeque Mushroom Dimsums for the vegetarians.
Just as we were settling into random discussions after a few glasses of Chandon came another star of the day. The lovely Sushi and Sashimi Platter. Sushi for me is all about two things – Freshness of seafood and skill of cutting & rolling. And I have to say this platter passed on both counts. This will definitely be another permanent order going forward.
Next up was the Chicken Ramen. I am a huge fan of Ramen. Bangalore rainy days, endless bowls of ramen, a good book is all I need in life to be happy. This bowl of goodness touched the right notes with its flavor. The clear & flavourful broth with noodles and tender chicken pieces. I will reserve my judgment on whether it really was a ramen or noodle soup but it was delicious nonetheless.
And it is time for the mains. On my plate were Stir-Fried Greens tossed in soy garlic sauce; Braised Lamb; Sichuan Chicken with Chilli Celery and Asparagus; Yakimeshi – Garlic Sticky Fried Rice with Vegetables; Vegetable Yaki Udon. If I had to pick my favorites I would say Yakimeshi and Stir-fried greens. But I have to say for me the small plates packed much more punch than the mains, which I honestly see becoming a trend these days.
And you can’t end a meal without dessert, can you? The delectable Five Spiced Chocolate Mousse balanced by the fabulous orange sorbet was the perfect end to this Humpday meal.