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77. Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love Sushi

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It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.

77. Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love Sushi

Sushi rolls encompass your taste buds, with flavors that are pungent and salty are readily available. However, dessert sushi are a whole another -- trickier -- proposition. They take a delicate balance of both culinary skill and colorful imagination. Mixing the naturally earthy, and salty flavors of fish with sugar isn't easy.

That's what makes the Strawberry Fields roll at I Love Sushi (841 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) such a triumph. The roll is a fusion of soft cream cheese, fresh caught tuna, and avocado with tropical fruit pairings.

A fresh mango cube is wedged inside the soy wrapped casing, while a thin slice of glazed strawberry lies on top. Sweet eel sauce is drizzled in an ongoing motion across the roll, covering the entire plate. The result: The Big Bang of all dessert rolls! Tangy fruit and silky cream cheese blended with avocado and fresh fish.

100 Favorites Dishes

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80. Chicken Fricassee at Le Bouchon Du Grove

81. Bacon & Egg Udon at Gigi

82. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba Dromo

83. Grilled Tiger Prawns at Mare Nostrum

84. The Lokal Burger at Lokal

85. Porchetta Sandwich at Salumeria 104
86. Nitro Ice Cream at Haven Gastro-Lounge
87. Red Burger at Red Restaurant

88. Carnitas Torta at Mercadito's Taqueria

89. Bone Marrow Ropa Vieja at Eating House
90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar

91. Crispy Pork and Onion Salad at Hiro's Yakko-San

92. Moqueca Brazileira at Pearl Restaurant & Lounge

93. Corvina at Edge Steak and Bar

94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3

95. Egg Custard Tart with Black Truffles at Philip Ho
96. Soft Pretzels at Mister Collins
97. Serrano Ham Croquettes at Crazy About You

98. The Elena Ruth Sandwich at Sergio's

99. Chow Fun at Chow Down Grill

100. Grilled Artichoke at Peacock Garden Cafe

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