If the name SooWoo sounds familiar to you, it's likely you've visited or heard about the Korean/Japanese restaurant's former location in Doral. But come the end of October, a revamped, sleeker SooWoo will open on Washington Ave. in South Beach. Along with Korean dishes like bulgogi (thinly sliced ... More >>
The waiter says he can't leave the ripping-hot, onyx-colored stone bowl on the table. There's some kind of legal/insurance issue. Someone might get burned. He has to spoon its contents into serving bowls and take the hot pot away.
BBQ Wednesday's are coming back for the third year in a row to The Dutch and there are some new surprises on the grill. The series, dubbed Bourbon, Beer and Cue, is heating things up by moving the feast outdoors to the W's charming Grove courtyard. Chef de Cuisine Conor Hanlon has also decided to h ... More >>
In honor of the Korean New Year on January 31, we decided to stop by Shokudo in Buena Vista. Located in an old bodega on Northeast Second Avenue, it's usually a crowd-pleaser and offers up a mixture of delectable street food that can cure cravings for Asian cuisine. We ordered the kalbi ($18). As p ... More >>
Back in March, Eating House's Giorgio Rapicavoli announced he was planning a cocktail lounge next door to his Coral Gables restaurant, named Drinking Room. Rapicavoli has decided to introduce his beverage concept the same way he did his wildly successful Eating House -- with a pop-up. This time, ... More >>
Korean cuisine is all about the heat. "If a soup's not bubbling, then it's not fresh," explains Fred Kim, co-owner of the fabled Korean barbecue restaurant Gabose in Lauderhill. "I've probably generated some scar tissue on my tongue. We have a high tolerance to really hot liquid. It tastes better t ... More >>
The beef tongue arrives raw and slivered, its flesh marbled with strips of fat. You cook it on a wire grate over charcoal, which burns crimson in a pit on your table. In seconds, the meat turns from pink and slick to charred and shriveled. "It's too hot," exclaims the waitress at Gabose in Lauderhil ... More >>
Michelle Bernstein will drive for food. The James Beard Award-winning chef of Michy's ventures north to Lauderhill for Korean barbecue, down to South Miami for Middle Eastern fare, and east to Bal Harbour Shops for Japanese cuisine. Here, in her own words, are her favorite restaurants in town.
In Korea, every meal includes from two to twelve side dishes, also known as banchan. The most important and well-known of all is kimchi -- spicy pickled cabbage. It is the national dish of Korea. One restaurant in Miami that we know of goes through 60 cabbage heads a week. Meet executive sous che ... More >>
When Shokudo owner and general manager Yoko Takarada decided to lease the old bodega on Northeast Second Avenue in Miami's Design District, she first had to clear out the guy living in the back. That defines Miami's Design District -- fine-dining restaurants and stores with $20,000 couches sitting j ... More >>
This Tuesday night at 7:30, Lester's will team up with Gypsy Kitchen for another installment of the monthly Wynwood Supper Club. For July, it's all about Korean barbecue and Asian-inspired dishes prepared by Kris and Amit from Gypsy Kitchen. The menu has been paired with a selection of both white an ... More >>
Artist and curator Jillian Hernandez is showing how women take the ordinary and make it extraordinary at her group show Everyday Charms screening at O Cinema. Though, she says there's no specific gender component to the exhibition, all the artists happen to be women. The videos she's chosen ... More >>
In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Best Food TruckDim Ssäm à GoGoVarious locations in Miami-Dade305-576-8096sakayakitchen.com, twitter.com/sakayakitchen
All photos by Laine Doss Burger Brunch at Sakaya Kitchen served a multitude of meat.Yesterday's Burger Brunch, held at Sakaya Kitchen, was one meaty event. Thirty lucky individuals were treated to a buffet of Asian-inspired breakfast items like kimchi grits, kimchi scrambled eggs, roast po ... More >>
Nagyman from FlickrDid 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 >>
The Super Spread"Not your father's Superbowl menu" is how Richard Hales describes the array of catered foods he is offering for pickup this Sunday. And it's true: Not a nachos in sight. Instead, for $130 you can feed 8 to 10 people on "the best of" Sakaya Kitchen. Included in the package:
John ZurCharcoal grill at GaboseThe experience of Korean barbecue is distinct. And Gabose, of Lauderhill, is the only Korean restaurant in Broward, or Miami-Dade County, that affords its guests the opportunity to cook their own food over a charcoal grill. Gabose was started ten years ago. Curren ... More >>
Lee KleinCall it geeran jim, or gyeran jjim, or spicy eggs & tater tots"Munch and move on!" is the motto, which is just what we did last night at the brand new, ready-to-roll Dim Ssäm á GoGo truck. The groovy foodmobile was parked in front of its anchor, Sakaya Kitchen, but pretty soon it'l ... More >>
South Miami's Alta Cocina is closed, closed, closed. [PowerRankings]Another report from Hakkasan dim sum, words and pictures. [Gagit]French Fry Fairy finds pretty good fries at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas. [FFF]Michael's local cabbage kimchi production in the Caymans. [GenuineKitchen]Frodnesor ... More >>
You may have noticed that it's colder than a witch's teet outside. I mean, I really enjoy these few months where flip flops and Bermuda shorts aren't required attire lest you suffer heat stroke, but come on... 40s? That's not what I signed up for, folks. So last night, feeling frosty and miserable o ... More >>
Myung Gas Tofu and BBQ is a mystery worth solving
Hi Lee: Long time reader, first time writer. Any chance there is a good Korean Fried Chicken place in Miami? I hope you have a suggestion. Thanks and happy eating, Sarah in South Miami Sarah-- I called the three Korean places that I know of: Myung Ga Tofu and BBQ, in Weston (954-349-7337); Kore ... More >>
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