74. Vegetarian-Smoked Duck at Shing Wang Chinese

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.

74. Vegetarian-Smoked Duck at Shing Wang Chinese

Or at least it looks, feels, and tastes like smoked duck. In fact, it's a soy-wheat gluten mock duck with crisp "skin" and smoky, ducky flavor. Will it fool a duck aficionado? Probably not, but that's not the point. It tastes great and is an apt substitute for vegans, vegetarians, people who perhaps have an allergy or aversion to poultry, or just folks looking for a more healthful take on the bird. It comes with a side of rice for $11.95, making it the priciest menu item, mock or otherwise (real meats are served here too).

Shing Wang has been putting out delectable Chinese fare since 2008. Faux chicken, beef, and seafoods are available in dishes such as General Tso's chicken, but nowadays there are also Taiwanese specialties like braised pork stew and lemongrass beef. Still, it's the smoked duck that you just can't get anywhere else in town.

100 Favorite Dishes:

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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