Friday, February 26, 2010

Back to Miso Izakaya

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 2:30 PM

click to enlarge ELECTRIC SLIDER: The slider/bun at Miso Izakaya
  • ELECTRIC SLIDER: The slider/bun at Miso Izakaya

I've been proven wrong again. And I'm eating better!

About a year ago, I wrote a "first look" at Miso Izakaya (619 Edgewood Ave., 678-701-0128, www.tapanese.com) in Inman Park. Although I found the space charming, the food seemed to me to be a litany of clichés that could be found in just about any mainstream Japanese restaurant. That changed somewhat by the time Food Editor Besha Rodell reviewed the restaurant a few months later.

Now there's been a big change. I don't know what motivated chef/owner Guy Wong to move toward some very creative dishes, but the new menu is delightful. He has, for example, produced what amount to four Japanese sliders. He doesn't call them that, but that's what they are: sliders made with the delicate, melt-in-you-mouth buns popular throughout Asia. They are flat and Wong folds them over, pinning the bun and its contents together.

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(Photo by James Camp)

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