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Asian Food and Cooking

  • Dining

    July 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Food Trucks Offer Light Summer Fare

    gastroPod gastroPod's watermelon salad is a refreshing bite on a hot day.​Summer in Miami is here with the killer combo of tropical heat and high humidity. You know, the kind of days that make you feel like you're wearing a hot, damp mop on your head. The last thing you want is to eat a hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Richard Hales, Sakaya Kitchen Owner, Talks Thai and Business, Part 1

    ​Richard Hales is the owner of the popular Sakaya Kitchen, one of the few independently owned joints that make Midtown cool. He took over our palates with intoxicating brussels sprouts, and then helmed the growing food truck movement in Miami.At age 21, after being laid off, the Tampa native ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    RA Sushi Celebrates International Sushi Day with Free Sushi Roll

    RA Sushi Tootsy Maki Roll at RA Sushi - free tomorrow​Break out the greeting cards and fly the flag because June 18th is International Sushi Day. Ok, so it's another made-up holiday. In fact, RA Sushi, the 25-restaurant sushi chain, declared the holiday in the 2011 Chase's Calendar of Event ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Sushi Central Lounge: $45 for Two Meals and a Movie at Cocowalk

    All photos by Laine Doss Sushi Central Offers Sushi and a Movie specials.​Sushi Central Lounge, which recently opened on the third floor of Cocowalk, is part of the ongoing trend of new restaurants and lounges bringing life back to Coconut Grove. Sushi Central Lounge is located next door ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Ozzi Sushi Bar: Grab and Go On the Sushi Merry-Go-Round Downtown

    Photo by Christina Staalstrom​Downtown Miami was once bums, tourists, and day-old moros spilled on the sidewalk. But now it's cool. Case in point. Ozzi Sushi, a kaiten-style sushi bar -- or sushi-go-round. A large orchid mural is the bright backdrop for canals where miniature wooden "sushi b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Best of Miami Teaser: Best Japanese

    Naoe still one of Miami's best.​Our New Times Best of Miami edition will once again name more than 350 of the finest restaurants, hottest clubs, most delightful diversions, and top places to shop till you drop dead as a zombie."The Rising" is almost upon us, so if you have not voted for your fav ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Vegan Black Metal Chef Makes Pad Thai

    We recommend using an actual chef's knife.​Sometimes you know a YouTube video is going to go viral -- like the laughing penguin or the little kid who got stoned at the dentist. Well, this is one of those videos -- except you get a kick-ass Pad Thai recipe with your 14 minutes of shirking your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Blade's New Space: Like Sharing a Bedroom With Your Brother (Pictures)

    John ZurBlade's naruto maki roll. ​The Fontainebleau's sushi restaurant, Blade, has made a return; but this time it's rooming with Vida. The space isn't thoroughly spliced yet. The frosted glass walls are on their way for installation, but executive chef Thomas Connell is quick to discuss plans fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Curator Dean Daderko Will Demonstrate the Art of Kimchi

    Nagyman from Flickr​Did you ever wonder when the day would finally come when you, yes you, would be able to make kimchi from scratch, by yourself? Perhaps not, but for some foodies and aspiring chefs, the spicy Korean condiment sounds like a welcome challenge in the kitchen.Spring Break, the nomad ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Sushi on Wheels: Red Koi Food Truck to Debut at Carnaval on the Mile

    Red Koi Truck​If you've secretly yearned for a California roll as you drive through Kendall or North Miami Beach. your prayers have been answered. The Red Koi Gourmet Food Truck will make its debut this weekend at Carnaval on the Mile.Food to be served by the Red Koi truck includes Californi ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 16, 2010
  • Dining

    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Mi-kan, Brickell's Sushi Pioneer, Revamps its Menu

    ​​In a recent Short Order post, we couldn't help but notice that Brickell's been pimping sushi lately, but who is the Sushi "O.G" in that neighborhood? The answer is Seiji Ikemizu -- who now just goes by "Ike". He opened Mi-kan in what is now the Chase Building in Brickell in 1996, a time when t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Lotus Garden: Awful Service & Twilight Zone Weirdness

    John ZurLotus Garden dining room.​From a pleasing experience on a busy Wednesday night two months ago, to a terrible early evening on a recent Saturday, I have experienced is a tale of two Lotus Gardens. It was like stepping into the twilight zone. Only two things remained the same: the roving own ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Brickell Pimping Sushi

    Sushi Siam​The overpopulation of sushi restaurants in Brickell has reached epidemic proportions. From Abokado to Zuma, Japanese cuisine is invading downtown like white on rice. Whether standing on their own or housed in the lobbies of hotels and condominiums, one has to wonder if the citizens are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Sawaddee Thai-Sushi Is A Hidden Gem

    Lee KleinSteamy fresh red curry with pork​This little 16-seater has been tucked off the corner of Bay Drive and 69th Street in Normandy Isles for the past four years. During this time, the all-female crew (kitchen and dining room) has been cooking up some of the best Thai food on the Beach. The re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Miss Saigon Opens Today on South Beach

    Lee KleinBánh mì on South Beach? Cool.​Miss Saigon, the popular veteran Vietnamese restaurant from Coral Gables, quietly opened a second, smaller branch on Washington Avenue today -- less than an hour ago, actually. The space is quaint, the menu extensive -- including bánh mì sandwiches, which ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Sneak Review: Bombay Darbar

    A quick peek at next week's Cafe review:Bombay Darbar Indian Restaurant inhabits a neat, neighborly room with 34 seats, linen-draped tables, a tile floor, and pale-yellow walls judiciously adorned with Indian art. Alfresco dining on Commodore Plaza permits patrons to peer at passersby and speculate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    There's Nothing Funny About Sushi Maki's New Menu Items

    Photo by Riki AltmanSushi Maki's CEO is all about chopstick character-making at the table​Realizing it was time to shake things up a bit at the quickie sushi place that doesn't take itself too seriously, 36-year-old local boy Abe Ng, the CEO/president/chief sushi officer of the South Miami-based c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Plato Royale: Battle of the Dim Sum, Tropical Chinese vs. South Garden

    Miami will never rival New York or San Francisco for supremacy in dim sum. We don't even come close, in fact. Locally, most dim sum aficionados head straight to Tropical Chinese when they are craving shrimp dumplings and pork buns. Recently, Short Order was tipped off that South Garden does an impre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Izakaya Ten: Japanese Pub Food in New York City

    Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersDeep-fried tofu in bonito broth.​Japanese pub food is the big trend in Tokyo. Recently, this tapas-inspired way of eating has spread from Tokyo to New York and Los Angeles. On vacation in New York, I popped into Izakaya Ten in Chelsea. This atmospheric eatery features ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Original Yeung's Chinese Restaurant Reopens on Miami Beach

    Chinese food lovers rejoice! Yeung's Chinese has reopened in its original location on 41st Street (across the way from KFC). This casual Chinese spot first launched in 1982 and served locals lo mein and spring rolls long before Philippe, Mr. Chow and Hakkasan ever thought about coming to our shores. ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Ayesha's Kitchen Adds More Cooking Classes in April

    At Ayesha's Kitchen's cooking class, you will learn how to make authentic Indian food. ​With Miami's gourmet scene on this rise, cooking classes have also become more popular over the years. Novice chefs are driving all over the county to learn how to roll pasta, debone chicken and make naan. At h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Plato Royale: Spicy Tuna Roll, Toni's Sushi vs. Akashi

    Spicy tuna rolls are ubiquitous in Miami. They've become such a staple at Japanese restaurants that sushi chefs are adding fancy ingredients to the tuna-and-spicy-mayo mix. Short Order visited South Beach's longtime favorite, Toni's Sushi, and South Miami sushi stalwart, Akashi, to see who rolls t ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Cayman Correspondence: Post-Flight Sushi at Taikun, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

    Jackie Sayet​Taikun is an ancient Japanese term of respect from which the English 'tycoon' is derived.At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the sushi at its Japanese lobby bar, Taikun, didn't live up to its name or make for a remarkable meal by discerning standards, but it filled a void left from fli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Where It At: Miso Cod

    Photo by Lee Klein​What it is: Miso-glazed cod with Chinese broccoli and miso butter sauce.But where it at?

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    New Menu Rolled Out at RA Sushi

    New lunch, dinner, sushi and beverage menus have been launched at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in South Miami. Executive chef Tai Obata: "We've fused traditional Japanese cuisine with concepts from other regions, integrating some Latin influences and adding an entirely new tapas selection." Chef Obata is ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Sneak Review: Mr. Yum Asian Cuisine

    A teeny sneak preview of the New Times restaurant review for next week -- Mr. Yum Asian Cuisine on Calle Ocho.Pad Thai, the dish that launched a million lovers of this cuisine, validates its' popularity via a flawlessly balanced tangle of flat rice noodles, tender chicken, scallions, sprouts, ground ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 10, 2009

    Sang's Chinese Food Delivers

    This Cantonese cuisine impresses despite the tired décor.

  • Dining

    September 3, 2009

    The Quiet Palate

    Much of Indian Palate's cuisine warrants praise. Will it be enough to fill seats at the Coral Gables eatery?

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Plato Royale: Shrimp Pad Thai Takeout at Sushi Siam Vs. Siam Rice

    Jackie SayetIt's a takeout takedown: Sushi Siam (left), Siam Rice (right)​Even distribution of components. Balance of both sweet and savory, raw and cooked. The right color.  Perfect protein doneness.  Above all else, perfect noodle clump.  You guessed it.  It's time to rate As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Cook Your Own Indian Food

    If you like eating Indian food and don't know how to prepare it, I highly recommend Ayesha D'Mello's cooking class. Ayesha is really good at teaching this, the meal at the end of the class is delectable, and you will actually be able to recreate the dishes at home with relative ease. We mention this ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 13, 2009

    Shiso Cool

    Consider this sushi joint a neat place for a drink and really great bar snacks.

  • Dining

    July 2, 2009

    Hakkasan's Haute Hong Kong Cuisine at the Fontainebleau

    These Cantonese crowd pleasers can't be beat.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Friday Food Funnies: Sushi

    We're going with a sushi theme this week, with a couple of seafood-related ha-ha's thrown in because, as it turns out, very few people have ever written or said anything funny about raw fish. If you've heard any good nigiri jokes, please feel free to share 'em with us.I never eat sushi. I have troub ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 21, 2009

    Naoe Brings Tokyo to Sunny Isles

    At this new gem, truly great things come to those who wait.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Reader Review: Le Banyan

    Bonnie Schwartzer wrote in to let us know about Le Banyan, a new Thai restaurant. I haven't yet been, but Bonnie has, and really likes it. Here, with her permission, is what she had to say:"I would like to recommend a restaurant called Le Banyan, located at 7300 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach (305-397-8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Hakkasan Open for Business

    Hakkasan, a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant with locations in London and Istanbul, held quite an opening bash Saturday night at the Fontainebleau. Three quick impressions:1. The decor, much like the Hakkasan in London, is exotic, romantic, stunning -- long, creatively lighted bar and a serie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Thai-D Up In The Grove

    So you can't turn around without someone shoving a bloody hunk of designer beef in your face. But you can turn around and see we really could use some better Thai restaurants.Could the new Atchana's East West Kitchen in Coco Grove's Mutiny Hotel be one? Well, it's got a good enough pedigree. Propri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Revisiting Marumi Sushi

    A couple months back, we reviewed Marumi Sushi, a small but very authentic Japanese restaurant hiding in the western wilds of Plantation. I loved it then: nowhere else in Broward can you get this kind of unfiltered, unapologetic view of the food that Japanese folks actually dig into, and nowhere in ... More >>

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