Favorite Dishes

83. Cubi-Thai Sampler Plate

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 protected]. After the jump, find our other choices.

​​83. Cubi-Thai Sampler Plate

Cuban and Thai cuisine don't have a whole lot in common besides the use of rice. But that hasn't stopped Israel "Izzy" Valdez from serving both types of food at his Izzy's Cubi-Thai Cuisine restaurant in the once-classic Sherry Frontenac Hotel in North Beach (Izzy's dining room was recently renovated).There are two distinct menus, and two kitchens -- one helmed by Cubans, the other by Asians. Seriously. But you can sample food from both countries via the Cubi-Thai sampler: Cleanly fried spring rolls; a puffy papa rellenos; a couple of croquetas (one chicken, one beef); and sweet/spicy Thai chicken drumsticks. Price is $7.95, which is quite the bargain.

100 Favorite Dishes:

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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