Miura Waffle + Milk Bar has just moved to its new Main & Broadway digs and they kindly hosted a pre-launch tasting event for the folks who had written about them in the past. Wendy reviewed the old downtown location a while back, so we got an invite and figured this time I could give a second opinion on the place. We got to sample literally every food item on the menu plus a few new drinks!
The newly reno’d interior was clean and sported bar and table seating with a view of the kitchen in the back. Now for a word about the “yoggys” and “sandos” on offer here: this ain’t your momma’s waffle shack. Miura’s motto is “NO FORK & KNIFE, NO SYRUP”. They make waffle sandwiches here, both savoury and sweet, and sando is short for sandowicchi (the Japanese pronunciation of sandwich), and are meant to be eaten with your hands. Yoggys are yogurt-y milk drinks which are slightly thicker and tangier than regular milk.
First we tried some items from the Miura Shake menu. These are all new items launched with the location change. Clockwise from top left are the G8, Corny, and two Cara-Misos. The G8 (stands for 8-grain) is the health-conscious one of the group with a blend of red, green, and mung beans, brown and black rice, and wheat berries plus a couple more we forgot. It definitely tastes healthy with a kind of rice-y malt flavour. If you can imagine a drink version of Sugar Crisp cereal you’ve hit the nail on the head. The Corny is sweet corn with vanilla ice cream, and the Cara-Miso is Miura’s fusion take on classic salted caramel treats, but they combine their house-made caramel sauce with red miso (?!) for the salted portion. Trust us, it tastes like HEAVEN and was the star player here. These were sample sizes with the standard 16 oz. versions going for $6.49.