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 email@example.com. After the jump, find our other choices.
6. Crispy Bok Choy at Hiro's Yakko-San
The "Quick Starter" menu at Hiro's Yakko-San is easily overlooked, but we recommend ordering the crispy bok choy ($6.50). It's an extremely snackable option you can enjoy while perusing other delights...like tortilla chips at a Mexican restaurant. The greens are deep fried and generously salted, served with a soy-based sauce loaded with garlic and a hint of spice. We think the secret ingredient is fish sauce, but that's mostly because the secret ingredient is almost always fish sauce. Either way, this is a wonderful example of how fresh produce needs no artful flourish. Fry in oil, serve on paper, eat. Do so quickly, however, while the bok choy is still warm, and don't forget to lick those fingers clean (note: tiny specs of fried greenery may adhere).
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