It was time to try something new and different, so we decided to pay a visit to KYU, a restaurant with an Asian-inspired menu with flavors enhanced by the wood-fired grill.
We started with the Crisp Pork Belly Steamed Bun – This was swallowed in a nanosecond by the little chicken. I barely got a mini-bite, and Miss E. got nothing at all. It must have been good as it was eaten with so much enthusiasm.
The Grilled Octopus came with a Hearts of Palm and Red Onion Salad and a Sudachi Lime. The octopus was flavorful and tender, and the salad was an interesting combination of flavors and textures.
Thai Style Crispy Pork “Guy” was great. The pork itself was crispy, soft and crunchy, all at the same time.
The Roasted Cauliflower was swimming in a Goat Cheese Sauce and a Shishito-herb vinaigrette. The cauliflower was presented whole, then cut up and mixed thoroughly with the sauce and vinaigrette. The three of us had different opinions about this dish; I liked it a lot. It was all devoured in the end.
The Korean Fried Chicken was served with Butter braised chicory was my favorite. I am a lover of fried chicken, and this dish made my mouth rejoice. It was served atop an orange-colored sauce that was delicious. Not sure what was in the sauce but it excellently complimented the chicken.
For dessert, we had the Dark Chocolate Smores Cake with a scoop of Banana – Bourbon Ice Cream. I just got a bite of this one, and it was luscious. The rest was quickly tucked away by the little chicken and Miss E.
KYU Restaurant is worth a visit. It is on the pricey side though, and the portions are not that generous. I would consider going back for a special occasion because I liked the flavors, the atmosphere, and the friendly service.
251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127
*Cover photo by KYU*