Sumi Yakitori was unlike any other restaurant in Miami. Its hamachi was shipped daily from Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market. Its menu featured sautéed tofu skin, whole deep-fried quail, skewered chicken hearts, and wild mushroom kamameshi. There was yakitori -- meats skewered on bamboo sticks and cooke ... More >>
In 2013, locals took hold of Miami dining.
Chefs love talking about one another. They discuss talent. They obsess over who cooks better, who lacks integrity, who sold out, who travels looking for recipes to replicate. They talk about hype. They chat about expectations. They know what their colleagues are cooking. They have opinions about eve ... More >>
At his Brickell noodle house, Momi Ramen, which opened in December, Jeffrey Chen ties a black bandanna printed with white skulls tightly across his scrunched forehead. He works silently behind a glass panel. Around him, Miami's food cognoscenti, huddled about wooden tables, hover above bowls of soup ... More >>
Ramen is back on the menu at Midtown's Machiya Ramen Noodle House. For now, anyway. According to general manager Juan Angulo, the original ramen recipe was devised by "one of the top Japanese chefs in the world." And, for reasons that could not be explained, Angulo would not provide Short Order wit ... More >>
There's no shortage of effort or money being put into Momi Ramen, housed in a tiny red brick building on a Brickell side street in the shadow of nearby condo towers. The small eatery, sparse inside with columns of bamboo, steel moldings and decorations, and exposed brick walls, is planned to open e ... More >>