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It's become standard to judge any ethnic restaurant by the number of people from a specific ethnicity sitting at its tables.
However it was the sound of people sucking air through runny noses that assured me Pho Thang, the unassuming Vietnamese restaurant only a few miles from ZooMiami, was the rea ... More >>
Miss Saigon's location shifted north a few blocks from its former spot on Fifth Street and Washington Avenue about a year ago, but the element that gave the Vietnamese restaurant its character has remained. That's the owner, Hali Nguien. The garrulous and diplomatic lady of the house can still be fo ... More >>
Photo by Jackie SayetChocolate soup is a big hit at Charlotte Bistro.A restaurant menu is the blueprint for a chef's imagination, a compilation of creations assembled with the hope that ingredients and descriptions will prove popular with diners. Regardless of the type of restaurant -- from hot d ... More >>
Miss Saigon's Thai donuts. Miss Saigon Bistro has a dessert menu shrouded in secrecy. The little Vietnamese restaurant located in Coral Gables (there's also a location in Pinecrest) offers sweet treats that are sure to please.The place's look is a bit hokey and the service staff did ... More >>
Lee KleinShing Wang Banh MiBread has been paired with meat and plants since roughly the end of the Stone Age. It is said that the ancient Jewish sage Hillel the Elder relished eating a Passover sandwich of Pashcal lamb and bitter herb between two pieces of matzoh. He lived to be 120 (which says s ... More >>
Lee KleinHalf a banh miIn December, we wrote about Shing Wang having introduced banh mi sandwiches on its vegetarian-friendly Chinese menu. "I'll be heading up to 167th real soon to check out these new items," I vowed. Well, I made it up there yesterday, which to me is "real soon," although folks ... More >>
Shing Wang Banh MiWhen Christine Kelly first opened the doors of North Miami Beach's Shing Wang in April, 2008, it was an all-vegetarian Chinese restaurant -- that also specialized (and still does) in Taiwanese shaved ice and bubble tea. The mock-meat soy-wheat gluten substitutions for chick ... More >>
Lee KleinHali Nguyen holds bowl of beef phoAs we reported last week, Miss Saigon is now open for business on South Beach. Locals are familiar with the Vietnamese restaurant from its Coral Gables and Pinecrest locations. The menu is similar here, although the emphasis is weighted more toward take- ... More >>
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 >>
Michael's Genuine food cart is hitting the Design District again this weekend. This month the menu has a decidedly Asian flair to it. James Beard Award winner and Michael's Genuine proprietor Michael Schwartz will be serving banh mi with house-cured pork, pickled vegetables, torn herbs and sambal ai ... More >>
Jacob KatelStay tuned....tomorrow Short Order goes Behind The Line at Gibraltar on Grove Isle.It's been too long since we've highlighted recent posts from other local food blogs, eons in web time, so here's a roundup from just some of Short Order's many contemporaries.New farmers market in the he ... More >>
Viet Style from MiamiNewTimesBlogs on Vimeo.Take a table-top tour of authentic Vietnamese cuisine featuring a rice and wonton noodle and vegetable dish, fried rice with Chinese sausage and vegetables, Vietnamese egg rolls, and a jelly dessert with tapioca pearl.