Chu's Peking Duck (first course)
Chu's Peking Duck (first course)
Lee Klein

Sneak Review: Chu's Taiwan Kitchen & Bar

A little dim sum taste of next week's Cafe review:

One non-dim sum starter you should strongly consider is a real Taiwanese treat: Five-spiced silverfish brings tiny, smelt-like fish battered and wok-fried to light, puffy perfection. Hot red chilies, jalapeño rings, scallions, and peanuts come tangled with the seafood stogies, which are also tossed in Szechuan peppercorn salt. Deep-fried tofu and Taiwan sausage likewise scored well: The former featured hefty cubes of crisp-skinned soybean curd bathed in sweet ginger sauce; the latter is made with sugar, so it is sweeter than most sausages, and served with onions. One big miss was grilled Japanese eggplant -- the vegetable cooked to a properly soft consistency but marred by a miso sauce with a potent raw garlic flavor.

Chu's Taiwan Kitchen & Bar
2728 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
786-953-7351

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >