59. Steak Chow Fun at Gigi

As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com. After the jump, find our other choices.

59. Steak Chow Fun at Gigi
Photo by Michael McElroy

59. Steak Chow Fun at Gigi

It's weird that we can already talk about the legacy Chef Jeff McInnis left behind at Gigi -- especially considering he wasn't even there for a year. His wildly inventive daily specials were always a hit, quickly selling out night after night. But there is one dish of his that still lives in the regular menu at a post-McInnis Gigi. We hate the description, stick to your ribs, but there isn't a better way to describe the steak chow fun ($16). The steak is always cooked a perfect medium-rare, the spongy eggplant absorbs all the glaze, and the thick rice noodles feel sloppy and delicious all at the same time. Who knew you could take something that feels foreign and make it into choice comfort food.


100 Favorite Dishes:

60. Raspberry Tart at Le Royal

61. Duck Confit at DB Bistro Moderne

62. Seared Scallops at Bistro One LR at Ritz-Carlton South Beach

63. 50 Mile Salad at Sustain

64. Huevos Rancheros at Sra. Martinez

65. Apricot Tart at Essensia at the Palms

66. Vegetable Red Curry at Yuga

67. Cinnamon Bun at Solo

68. Herb-Crusted Salmon at Lulu

69. McBelly at Pubbelly

70. Queso de Cabra al Horno (Baked Goat Cheese with Tomatoes) at Tapas y Tintos

71. Tapas at Xixón

72. Mac 'n' Cheese Pancake at CheeseMe Mobile

73. Yum Yum and Earth Day Tacos at Nacho Bizness

74. Vegetarian-Smoked Duck at Shing Wang Chinese

75. Steamed Local Snapper In-A-Bag at The Forge

76. Gouda Tater Tots at Meat Market

77. Raspberry Flatcakes at Morgans

78. Barbecue Shrimp at Emeril's Miami Beach

79. Croquetas at El Floridita

80. Chicken Salad at Manhattan Cafe

81. Organic Chicken and Sundried Tomato Panini at BLT Steak

82. Tuna Nicoise at The Royal

83. Cubi-Thai Sampler Plate

84. Chicken Chili Con Queso at Deli Lane Cafe

85. Lemon Meringue Cake at Ice Box

86. Fig Pizza at Kokopo Fresh Kitchen

87. Poulet Rouge at Cecconi's
88. Grilled Scallops with Pickled Plum at Zuma

89. Garnachos at Taqueria el Mexicano

90. Pancakes at Sky Grille in Miami Tower

91. Tuna Ceviche at Sushi Samba

92. BBQ Pork Roll at American Noodle Bar

93. Mandolin's Hand-Cut Fries

94. Joe Allen's Bourbon Bread Pudding
95. Lobster Roll at Joe's Stone Crab Takeaway
96. Brussels Sprouts at Sakaya Kitchen
97. Gandules en Escabeche from Raaga Cart

98. Pizza Genovese at Spris

99. Leek Soup at Buena Vista Deli

100. Dumplings at Chow Down Grill

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305-573-1520

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