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Dim Sum in Sunny Isles

Went for Dim Sum on Sunday and had: shrimp dumpling, scallop/truffle dumpling, mushroom dumpling, shrimp shumai, chicken/pepper rice cake, honey pork, garlic ribs, turnip cake, spring rolls, cha siu bao. Think the place is a great value spent about $40, atmosphere fine and service was attentive but the cart pushers should know what they have inside dumplings. Management was on top of everything though. The food just did not hit the spot for me, pungent and traditional but nothing to draw me back in a hurry. I've only gone once and that is not enough to make a complete call. I wish the place and chef good luck Dim Sum is not easy to pull off.

Oct 10, 2011
nfood in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Sakaya Kitchen - Midtown Miami

Thanks for report as well....I went a couple nights ago down from NYC to escape cold weather...bad idea! Went with a group so we were able to try many things from the menu and some Sake. I had the eggrolls which I also thought they were good and happy to see the dipping sauce is not some sort of sweet sludge from a bottle, plus the absence of cabbage is nice. Tried the short ribs with the combo though (jasmine rice, etc) and the meat was very tasty. The price was about $9 dollars and you Miami peeps must be spoiled because $9 for galbi short ribs is pretty cheap. I actually had them during my stay at Sra Martinez and they were about double the price for Tapas and less. We had the chinese ribs with orange and they had great flavor but a little on the sweeter side for me but most of the group thought they were great. We had the Korean Chicken wings (6 for $4.69 actually) and the flavor was good and were ate first so still crispy. BTW the box did get a little difficult to eat out of (rice) and we asked for share plates and they did not have them so we got more empty boxes. Kind of strange but we dealt with it, they reminded of the boxes from wholefoods takeout. Miso soup had good flavor and was hearty and sort of perfect for the cold weather. It came in a plastic containter more like a chinese takeout. We had the noodle dish with grilled pork (pork is actually pork belly which I was told when I asked what does "pork" mean) The girl at the counter said it is "cured in house and is sort of like a thick cut of bacon." It had good flavor and mixed well with the noodles. They were different then Momofuku ( i love momofuku noodle bar) for sure but very similiar to the classic china town scallion ginger noodle. Menu is a bit small but the consensus was the food was done well and tasty. The prices seemed good for organic to us and what we were eating. Overall a good experience and I wish them the best.

Jan 07, 2010
nfood in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Would NYC foodies go to Little Italy

Tried Nyonya and not bad but yes not great. It would be great to have a real qualified chef using seasonal ingredients with a great wine program in the neighborhood. A creative modern place.

May 03, 2007
nfood in Manhattan

Financial District Standout?

I would have to say Adrienne's seems to be the best place to go at the moment. Otherwise, it is big steak houses or lunch spots.

May 03, 2007
nfood in Manhattan

Would NYC foodies go to Little Italy

I live in the area and would love to have a great (non-italian/touristy) restaurant on my block-Grand St. I wonder if a great wine and food destination opened in the area it would suffer because of its surroundings. Nolita and Soho are right around the corner but nothing between Kenmare and Canal.

May 03, 2007
nfood in Manhattan