Dim Yum!

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On January - 28 - 2010

Our fascination, O.K., OBSESSION with dim sum began while watching Eat Drink Man and Woman, the foodie cult flick of the 90s.  And with the exception of samplings at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival (coming our way in just a few weeks), great dim sum has been tough to find.  Well happy days are here, thanks to Hakkasan’s new weekend dim sum lunch menu.  Not since the scrumptious dim sum delights we had at the award-winning Ton Kiang in San Francisco, have we enjoyed such perfectly prepared, authentic dim sum.  Hakkasan, which boasts a sleek yet cozy atmosphere serves up some of our favorite (in a seemingly endless array) delicious dishes, which include:  the prawn cheung fun, siew long bun, turnip cakes, and the French beans, to name a few.

In addition to the dumplings, you can also order several different roasted items (duck, chicken, pork), congee (rice porridge soup), and a few choices of noodle dishes, such as the pulled mushroom noodles and one of the best won-ton soups this side of Shanghai.  And the prices are not bad, ranging from $6-$22.  Hakkasan is hands down the best place to have dim sum in Miami, combining the “high class opium den” look and feel of the London original with top-notch service and dishes prepared to perfection.

There’s No Crying in La Nueva Argentina

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 18 - 2009

As a full-blown recessionista, I take pride in finding places to dine that are delicious and easy on the billfold. La Nueva Argentina is a hidden treasure on Sunset Drive and 102 avenue. Caddy corner to Sports Grill and Don Burrito, locals line up at the door and are greeted with friendly faces as they are seated in the extremely clean dining area, (something we should all be aware of since Dirty Dining has become a household phrase). The menu is quite extensive considering the size of the kitchen and the prices on the menu; the Churrasco was large enough to share generously, along with two sides. There is also a wide variety of wines and beer available. The restaurant has it’s own miniature supermarket/deli where authentic Argentinean products can be purchased and take away orders can be placed or picked up. Lunch menu also available.

La Nueva Argentina

10121 S.W. 72 Street