Real Chinese in Miami
...any thoughts on authentic (non-Western) Chinese food in greater miami?...hoping....
Non-dim sum, I take it? There's extensive dim sum discussion on this board if you search.
I'm not authentic Chinese, and I've only had the dim sum there, but I suspect one of your better bets may be South Garden down in South Miami. There's a link to a take-out menu here and the second page shows some promise->
At this moment I would say:
King Palace Chinese Bar-BQ Restaurant
330 NE 167th St, Miami
Silver Palace Chinese Restaurant
5771 SW 137th Ave, Miami
7980 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33144
Sort of in that order. They mostly serve authentic Hong Kong style Chinese food, though be sure to let them know you want authentic Chinese and not the American menu. Some dishes by the same name are cooked differently in AMerican or Chinese style. King Palace is famous for their Chinese BBQ.
South Garden used to be good but has gone downhill. The last few times I went, the place hardly filled up during weekend dim sum hours. Unlike China Pavilion in Pembroke, which fills up before 11:30am on a Sunday.
sang's is always good for some good cantonese seafood (their razor clams in black bean sauce are always good, as are the eel dishes). toa toa for dim sum, and peppers up in pembroke for schzwan and hot pot (the hotpot is actually why i go there). King's is very good as well...and i no longer like south garden either.
The hotpot is definitely more themed for Chinese. It includes a choice of either spicy or regular broth; the meats are generally lamb, beef, fish (tilapia i think), fish balls, etc. Tofu, greens, noodles are there too. They also have nice stuff like beef tendon, taro, lotus roots for those who like the stuff. I think we paid somewhere around $19-20 a head, but again, it was all you can eat - you just need to tell them what you want more of.
We went to Lung Gong last night for a friends birthday dinner (friend's favorite Chinese restaurant). My first time there. The food was outstanding. We had great steamed homemade dumplings, marinaded napa cabbage, fried quail-great, don don noodles, my favorite was spicy lamb with coriander. The duck with beer was okay. Not much in the decor department but food was outstanding. There was another table having hot pot which I would like to try next time.
Check it out if you enjoy authentic Chinese food.