CHECK IT OUT: Bistro Miyake’s new menu offerings
The big draw is their affordable Japanese fare--with bento boxes, robatayaki, fusion dishes and a long cocktail list with more than just sake.
Unit 101 Intrawest Bldg.,
33 Annapolis St. Greenhills, San Juan
Tel. Nos. 721-1225, 721-9793
Bistro Miyake’s modern and polished interiors are a tell-tale sign of how diverse the menu is at this San Juan restaurant. Japanese staples like sushi, sashimi, soba and maki sit with the more "modern" dishes which challenge traditional Japanese fare with items such as Kani Rangoons (deep-fried kani stick and cream cheese pouches, P130) and Chicken Teriyaki Tacos (P165).
Bistro Miyake’s Crazy Roll (P225). Click for more photos.
Open since January 2010, the Japanese bistro recently updated their menu to include fusion dishes to cater to diners who want more than just a plate of sushi, sashimi or the omakase (Chef’s Specials). New items include Chicken Tempura and Chips (P195), a play on fish and chips with chicken tenders covered in tempura batter; Foie Gras Teppan (P525), with sinful thick slabs of rich and buttery foie gras; Yosenabe (P365), a seafood version of sukiyaki; and appetizers such as Ebi Tempura with Spicy Aioli (P285) and Buffalo Wings seasoned with aunori and served with sour cream dip (P220). Presentation still veers towards the Japanese minimalist aesthetic but servings are bigger than the usual small plates.
We also recommend: the Crazy Roll (P225), eight big maki rolls with a spicy kick and topped with cream cheese; and Bistro Miyake’s Black Angus Yakiniku (smokeless yakiniku at P495 per 100 grams), which you cook on a smokeless grill brought to your table.
Sake, of course, is available at Bistro Miyake--choose between the house sake (P220) or the bottled ones (with brands Nihon, Shirayuki and Ozeki, starts at P390), along with sake cocktails and Bistro Miyake’s specialty drinks like the Miyake Jewel (P235).
Photographs by Jean Natividad