Thanks for checking out the report at Michael Mina.
I can relate to your comments about the tiny slice of beef. Sometimes when I go out for dinner all I want is just a large 22 oz. prime bone-in ribeye steak. But there are many other times where I like to have variety in my meals (like dim sum or tapas) where I can taste many different things. That's one of the reasons why I enjoy tasting menus. You get to sample a smaller serving, taste it, then move on to something else. Versus the steak example where I keep eating the same thing over and over again. I don't get bored.
Maybe it's my pics, but the courses were very well executed. At the end of the meal (regardless of my two desserts
) I was completely stuffed. So the portions were just right and balanced nicely by the chef. My issue with the American kobe beef was not the portion, but the beef itself. It didn't really have that 'melt-in-your-mouth' texture like other kobe ribeye's I've had before. It was definitely good but not great.