Vietnamese Food and Cooking

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    November 7, 2014

    Hannya's Vietnamese Brunch: Korean Pancake, Flash-Fried Spring Rolls, and Pho

    Miami has grown accustomed to the idea that brunch means bottomless booze and putting an egg on things, but in Vietnamese cooking, egg isn't a big part of the cuisine. Instead, pho and tea is the typical Sunday ritual. At Hannya, the Japanese restaurant in Brickell from the duo behind Akashi and Ric ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Bourbon Pairing Dinner and $1 Beer

    If you were one of the many at Broken Shaker's Bloody Mary competition yesterday, then we feel your pain this Monday. We hope you didn't say anything about no drinking till the weekend, because this week starts with bourbon and ends with beer. From a bourbon pairing dinner at Meat Market tomorrow ni ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Ten Best Spicy Dishes in Miami

    Some do like it hot. And in Miami, we're bringin' the heat for real. When we are not quoting Marilyn Monroe movie titles and Will Smith lyrics, we are stuffing our faces with a rainbow of hot peppers thrown into every cuisine imaginable. It doesn't help that our beloved sports team is named the Hea ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Ten Best Restaurants in North Miami Beach

    North Miami Beach is extremely confusing. First, its name is a misnomer. It is not part of Miami Beach (or North Beach) and no longer has a beach in its city limits. It is also distinctly different from neighboring, similarly named North Miami. Though Miami doesn't have a Chinatown, Thai Town, Jap ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Hannya Asian Cuisine to Open in Brickell This September

    Sushi never goes out of style. The Japanese restaurant Hannya is set to open in September at 1060 Brickell Ave. As recently reported in South Florida Business Journal, a 16-year lease worth $3.5 million was recently brokered for the restaurant's space. Hannya will be walking distance from Mary Bri ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Phuc Yea! Pop-Up at Khong River: Jellyfish Salad, Chicharrones, and More (Photos)

    Last night, adventurous eaters and fans of the beloved pop-up Phuc Yea! gathered at Khong River House and rejoiced Vietnamese food over a lovely meal packed with surprises and a wine pairing for each course. As part of 50 Eggs' Guest Chef Series and the resurrection of Phuc Yea!, Cesar Zapata and A ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Sriracha House: Noodles Galore on South Beach

    As one of the hordes of people living close to the always seedy Washington Avenue, I'm constantly excited by a new restaurant opening on the tourist-laden thoroughfare. I don't expect to ever find anything other than bad pizza, bad burgers and bad tattoos on one of Miami Beach's main drags. Yet I r ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    PepperJelly Co.'s Kickstarter Campaign for Cuban Sriracha

    Hot sauce is a staple on the Cuban table and Michael Diaz's family is no exception to that rule. His grandfather, who recently passed away, left behind a hot sauce legacy. What he didn't leave behind? The recipe. That prompted Diaz to hit the kitchen with hopes of recreating it. "One day I mixed sr ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Wackiest Sushi Rolls

    Miami, you take food fusions to a whole other level. You have pastelito hamburgers, sweet plantain ice cream, and Chinese bao buns stuffed with lechón asado. But you're even crazier when it comes to sushi. What follows are the top ten wackiest sushi rolls in Miami. In this list, you'll find bage ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    October 16, 2013

    Oaktoberfest: Eat and Drink Like a Man at Oak Tavern

    Oktoberfest, Oaktoberfest. Kind of like potato, potahto -- except Oaktoberfest features beer, food, Esquire (and Miami Herald) writer Evan Benn, and Oak Tavern's David Bracha combining forces for a four-course meal next Wednesday, October 23. What's better than a four-course dinner? Not much we can ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Miami's Best Pho

    Nothing ruins a meal like qualifying its authenticity. You know the drill: You slurp down a big bowl of aromatic pho, you really enjoy it, and then your brain kicks into gear. It didn't take you to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. You have become the Regina George of food, someone who bligh ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Green Papaya: Duck Noodle Soup and More Are Sure to Wash Away That Cold

    Oh the weather outside is frightful and if you are looking for soup that is delightful, pay a visit to Green Papaya in Miami Lakes. Between the rain and everyone seeming to have the start of a sore throat, come lunchtime we have been looking for one thing: soup as a meal. Green Papaya, the little Vi ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Eating House Announces Lunch Service: Banh Mi Salad and WTF Cookies on the Menu

    When Eating House began as a pop-up, it served unique dinners by night at a quaint lunch-counter restaurant. Then the popular temporary eatery took over Café Ponce's luncheonette for good last fall, transforming the space via handmade furnishings and artful walls. But the intimate spot just begs ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Pirolo's Panino Pop-Up at Macchialina: Great Sandwiches, Good Prices

    At Pirolo's Panino pop-up at Macchialina, you can pick from sandwiches that are conventional or playful. Order the Jive Turkey sandwich. Get house-roasted turkey breast, tomato, and Dijonaise thronged by thick bread, which is toasted and smothered in butter. Although the menu listed lettuce as an in ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Miami's Five Best Offal Dishes for Halloween

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at of bringing some insipid blood-covered body part ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Pho Thang: A Solid Hole In the Wall With the Finest of Pho

    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 >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Miss Saigon's Vegan Pho

    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 >>

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    December 15, 2011
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    November 4, 2011

    When Great Chefs Flop: Bloise, Hales, Ruiz, and Others Name Menu Hits & Misses

    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 >>

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    October 20, 2011
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    June 16, 2011

    Miss Saigon Bistro's Desserts Include Thai Donuts to Die For

    John Zur 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 >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Sergio's, Shing Wang, Garcia's: Ten Great Miami Sandwiches, Part Two

    Lee KleinShing Wang Banh Mi​Bread 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 >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Banh Mi, Bubble Tea, Mock Smoked Duck at Shing Wang

    Lee KleinHalf a banh mi​In 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 >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    December 20, 2010

    Shing Wang Sells the Real Banh Mi

    Shing Wang Banh Mi​When 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 >>

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    July 6, 2010

    First Look at Miss Saigon on South Beach

    Lee KleinHali Nguyen holds bowl of beef pho​As 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Michael's Genuine Food Cart's Menu For Saturday

    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 >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Weekend Blog Watch: Buy Local, The Good Life, Topless Photo, Smoked Out

    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 >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Viet-Style Egg Rolls Are the Bomb

    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.

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    July 2, 2008

    Bye Bye Saigon

    After three years in business at 1831 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Little Saigon City has closed shop. Although the mom-and-pop Vietnamese restaurant regrettably included sub-par Chinese food on its menu, the unpretentious, home-cooked buns, phos, spring rolls and desserts were quite good, and very well pri ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008

    The Last Detail

    Little Saigon loses points on the little things.

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    December 7, 2006
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    November 2, 2006

    Doubly Bubbly

    For tea and sandwiches, Tapioca is worth tracking down

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    March 2, 2006

    Home Cooking

    In the real world, that means restaurants like Pho Thang

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    September 8, 2005
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    March 17, 2005
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    January 20, 2005
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    September 2, 2004
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    April 4, 2002

    And Now, 'Nam Sushi

    Forget Thai, now you can have a Vietnamese sandwich with your maki roll

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    November 29, 2001

    Seasoning of Saigon

    Pretty saucy for a Vietnamese eatery in America

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    January 6, 1993