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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chinese Food Lackage

The general consensus amongst food people is that Miami doesn't have great Chinese. I'm on a hunt to see if that is true. Compared to New York, San Francisco or Boston, Miami has got no real Chinatown and options are limited. I'm still on the lookout for the following specialties:
- authentic dan dan noodles (noodles and bok choy come piled atop a fiery mixture of chilis, garlic and ground meat)
- Chinese Muslim-style restaurants that don't carry pork and do lots of interesting things with eggs, noodles and tomatoes (I found lots of these in Beijing)
- breakfast crepes (called Jian Bing) stuffed with cilantro, egg and spicy plum sauce made by street food vendors
- crispy sesame griddle cakes
- let's not even get started on authentic Yunan dishes ("crossing the bridge" noodles) or Fujian dumplings.

Sigh. A girl can dream.

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