Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Japan invades New Mexico!

Mikasa Japanese Cuisine

400 W. Main Street
Farmington, NM, 87401

(505) 327-2255

Website: N/A

Upon entering Mikasa, you are immediately greeted by a cheery receptionist, led to a table or booth; your waitress is quick to take your drink order and leave you to peruse the menu.  Mikasa is open and airy and features what you expect to see at an authentic Japanese restaurant....a sushi preparation station.

First we decided to try one of our favorite appetizers at any Asian restaurant...Crab Wontons.

The wontons skins used are thin, so they fried up perfectly crisp and light; the cream cheese is creamy, well seasoned and you can see the crab meat. This dish is served with its traditional sweet and sour sauce.

Next we ordered 3 Specialty Sushi Rolls and a Hibachi Bowl; while the rolls were created at the Sushi station; the Hibachi is done in the back kitchen...not all Japanese restaurants feature individual Hibachi grill tables.

Tiger Roll - inside is perfectly done shrimp tempura with thinly sliced salmon and green seaweed strands on top.

Dragon Roll - a traditional California roll topped with smoked eel.

Las Vegas Roll - Avocado, Cream Cheese, Salmon and Crab Meat; the cream cheese so smooth, it felt quite decadent inside the mouth,

The Hibachi Special Bowl - Hibachi grilled chicken, shrimp and beef and vegetables over fried rice (or white if you choose); served with a seasoned mayonaisse similiar to Utah's famous "fry sauce". The proteins had a wonderful grill flavor and the sauce helped to enhance this flavor even more so.

Our waitress, Lara, was very sweet and attentive...she helped make our meal even more pleasant with her happiness, and was very knowledgeable about the food served. All in all, this meal was worth every penny paid, we tipped Lara well and will gladly make the trek to Mikasa anytime we're in Farmington, New Mexico.

Mary Cokenour

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