Homeless men mutter to themselves outside the Kwik Stop on Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove. Yet tucked inside the convenience store, KT Mongkolthalang and her mother, Toya, stand behind a glass case stacked high with cans of Mae Ploy coconut milk and amber bottles of fish sauce while they toss pearl ... More >>
Piyarat Arreeratn is not in the kitchen. Tonight, the boyish chef with spiky hair roams the dining room at his family-run restaurant, Oishi Thai. He pats a blond kid on the head, wipes down an empty table, and bounces around asking guests if everything is all right. Chef Bee, as he is commonly known ... More >>
One of South Florida's hottest restaurant companies is suing a prominent former chef, alleging deceit, betrayal, and incompetence. In a steamy lawsuit filed this past Tuesday that reads like an epic novel, 50 Eggs Restaurant Company LLC. alleges Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, known to most Miami restauran ... More >>
In Thailand, New Year's is celebrated very differently than in Miami. As part of the multiday festivities, Thai people clean their houses, avoid cursing, apologize to friends and family for bad behavior, and splash water on each other (very respectfully, we're told). Miamians, by contrast, generally ... More >>
Khong River House, the new Asian concept from 50 Eggs, opens on Meridian, just off Lincoln Road on December 17, after teasing the public with drips of information and black and white murals for months.Read also:Lincoln Road's Intriguing Signage: The Art of Coming SoonThe restaurant, named after the ... More >>
See Raw Cactus Wraps and Meatless Airport ChowI'm running an all-terrain, 12-mile, 25-military obstacle race in San Bernadino on Saturday. That's sure to be a challenge, but endurance races also come with their perks. Among them is that you get to carbo-load guilt-free for a few days before the race ... More >>
Fried, fried and more deeply fried is usually what you think of when visiting Miami's most local vacation destination, Puerto Rico. That is, until now. On a recent visit to the country's coastal Rincon area, I discovered a new territory of flavors sprouting up in restaurants and bars along the beach ... More >>
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 >>
Lee KleinIzzy's Cubi-Thai samplerIsrael "Izzy" Valdes is a single dad whose kids "could never decide where they wanted to eat. It was always either Chinese food, or McDonald's, or stuff like that. So I thought 'If they can't decide, how many other people really can't decide where to go?" So Izzy ... More >>
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 >>
Lee KleinSteamy fresh red curry with porkThis 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 >>
Salsa Fiesta Debuts TodayOwners Cesar Olivo and Adriana Pérez Benatar are hosting the grand opening of their Salsa Fiesta Urban Mexican Grill today. The fast casual eatery is located on 29th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, just a block north of the New Times offices. The modern industrial-style r ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Jaguar ceviche spoonsYelp Eats Restaurant Week will take place starting Monday, July 20 and run through Sunday, July 26. Restaurants will offer a special 3-course prix fixe menu for $25 (does NOT include tax or tip) -- much better than that crummy Miami Spice deal.Here are the participants: 66 ... More >>
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 >>
The Thai new year, called Songkran, is celebrated today, April 13, through this Wednesday. The word means "move" or to "change place," in regard to the sun's changing its position in the zodiac. Songkran doesn't boast any B-list celebrities reporting on a big ball dropping down a pole, but the Songk ... More >>
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 >>
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Raw fish equals sex. Who knew?
The name is Thai, the sushi is for to die
Red Thai curry -- or green or yellow -- is hard to beat
Ortanique on the Mile
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Pretty saucy for a Vietnamese eatery in America
The King and I
Moon Thai and Japanese Cuisine
Siam Lotus Room