Lung Yai Thai Tapas

1731 SW Eighth St.
Miami, FL 33135
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Monday through Thursday and Sunday noon to midnight, Friday and Saturday noon to 2 a.m.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Beer and wine, Family Style, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Snack Food
  • Beer/Wine
  • Metered Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Recommended
If you’re not used to the searing heat of Thai spice, ask for Yung Lai Thai Tapas' larb — a chilled ground-pork salad spiked with hefty doses of cumin, chilies, and star anise — American style. It's one of a number of recipes chef and owner Bas Trisransi is reviving after learning by his grandfather's side decades ago with his restauranteur brother Bond. Other offerings include yum ped, with thumb-size slices of crisped Long Island duck meat with just-cut red-onion matches, pineapple, and cashews in a delicate lime dressing. It’s a perfect expression of Southeast Asian cuisine’s peerless balance of salty, sweet, and sour ingredients. The same carries over to a trio of grilled pork skewers accompanied by fish sauce for dipping. The sinewy meat is marinated in coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal, and cilantro that coalesce into a fragrant, sweet crust once cooked. All of them make Lung Yai a much-needed addition to Miami’s small cupboard of respectable Thai places.

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