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 firstname.lastname@example.org. After the jump, find our other choices.
88. Hotate no ume shiso mentaiko yaki at Zuma
Any meal at Zuma, the contemporary Japanese restaurant located in downtown Miami's Epic hotel, is a feast for the senses. Diners leave this high end robata grill and sushi restaurant feeling "zuma-fied" and the hotate no ume shiso mentaiko, or grilled scallops ($16), are no exception.
The perfectly grilled scallops melt on your tongue and just as the acidity of the tangy pickled plum starts hitting your tastebuds, the mentaiko butter smooths it all over making way for a clean and fresh shiso ending. We only wish there were more on the plate because these little gems seem to melt away in our mouth much too quickly.
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