82. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba Dromo

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.

82. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba Dromo

SushiSamba Dromo has been on South Beach for over a decade now. Michael Bloise has been the executive chef since last May. Gunkan is a type of nigiri sushi that has been around for God knows how long. Unlike you, God also knows what gunkan is: nori wrapped around rice and topped by any number of intriguing garnishes (literal translation of the word is battleship).

At SushiSamba, chef Michael Bloise offers gunkan with scallop, tokibo and jalapeño topping; or foie gras with nashi pear and eel sauce; or our favorite, wagyu beef speckled with sea salt and capped with raw quail egg yolk and skinny threads of potato paille. Pop it into your mouth all at once for a voluptuously smooth taste with a bit of crunch and a whole lot of flavor ($11).

100 Favorites Dishes

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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