CY Chinese Restaurant

1242 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
305-947-3838
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CY Chinese Restaurant

Photo by CandaceWest.com Hot pot with classic and spicy broths, served with fatty beef, sliced pork, fish balls, wood ear mushroom, lotus root, and crispy tofu.

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  • Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Beer and wine, Delivery, Family Style, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
The question isn't whether to order a Chongqing hot pot at North Miami Beach's year-old CY Chinese Restaurant. The real quandary is what you will ask for inside it. Chef/owner Yang Xian Guang suggests beef tripe, gelatinous pork blood cakes, and fat-ribboned slices of lamb, along with a few slices of pearly lotus root and whatever green vegetables he has on hand. "But the pig intestine is the best," he says through an employee who translates. "After a little while in the broth, it becomes crisp. It's amazing." If you're not quite that adventuresome, consider the following: a pink knot of soy-marinated pork followed by fatty beef with so much ribboning it could be mistaken for a piece of bacon. After a short bath in the broth, thumb-sized pieces become stained red and infused with its savory heat. So too do the slices of lotus roots that, when split open, look like ringed pinwheels. The main challenge when it comes to sitting down at CY is designating who will oversee the cooking. If you're lucky, someone else will worry about replenishing the pot with meat, mushrooms, and perhaps mustard greens. That way, there's nothing to concentrate on other than fishing out the best pieces of meat while avoiding those searing chilies.

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