Hakkasan: Miami's Best Asian Vegetarian Food Doesn't Come Cheap
|Hakkasan's vegetarian dim sum.|
Executive Chef Ooi Soon Lok offers fresh, well orchestrated food that is likely the area's best. Consider he fried rice ($16) with pumpkin, French bean, and Thai fragrance. Chef Lok says, "The secret to any fried rice is the wok must be hot enough before you add the rice; if the wok does not have enough heat, the rice will stick on the wok and the dish is ruined."
|The tofu clay pot.|
"We use dried shitake mushrooms, which are imported from Japan, selected young lotus root, yellow fungus, etcetera."
The vegetarian dim sum ($24) includes sugar snap peas, wild mushrooms, rice, vegetarian ham, pine nuts, enoki mushroom, beancurd, asparagus, yam bean, and zucchini. The result is six pieces of dim sum that one never could have imagined could be conceived from vegetables alone. The dish is served with chili sauce and soy sauce.
|Chinese wild mushroom soup.|
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