Past experiences - or should I say experience? - of the limited-time prix fixe occurrence were/was limited to participation in Miku's 2017 lunch offering. The menu hadn't evolved drastically in terms of selection, but had inflation had clearly done its way.
Second course was a "rich and savoury" Junmai Kimoto. Taiheizan was, indeed, noticeably savoury in its finishing notes and most definitely an acquired taste. On this observation, it was certainly not mine; I pushed this bold one aside.
The "luscious and sweet" aroma of Hakkaisan later captivated our senses upon first whiff. Intense in hue yet delicate in its execution, the Kijoshu Aged Sake provided the mellow grace to finish the meal with noblesse.
Beautifully arranged on a dusty pink plate was the Sashimi Platter: salmon, white fish, hotate (scallop), and a singular aka ebi were the colourful constituents. Red wakame and shiso were fine additions to the piece.
The former had earned itself a lasting impression of ineptitude during my first visit, so I had mild reservations this time around. In general, it was tender and flaky - as fish ought to be - but it was no JaBistro. Accent elements were more to my liking, surprisingly. Miso sundried tomato, otherwise merely known as "tomato relish", perfectly cooked mushrooms, and an unidentifiable baby broccoli-like floret were the highlights of the plate, since, while the Butter Poached Lobster Ravioli was tasty, it was a far cry from being memorable.
A classic contender at Miku, the seven-layer creation was exquisite as ever, in spite of being tinier than ever. The only aspect causing eyebrows to furrow was a streak of blue food colouring in the matcha ice cream - an indicative element of artificial colouring in homemade concoctions.
All factors taken into consideration, one can conclude that though the dining experience has persisted in quality, the portions are microscopic at the given price points. As someone with a notoriously shallow appetite, I could perceive oncoming cravings for a McD's Vanilla Cone shortly after exiting.