73. Creamy Tahini with Hummus at Broken Shaker

It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.

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Lesley Elliott
73. Creamy Tahini with Hummus at Broken Shaker

Creamy it is, with a wet texture that makes you wonder at first, "do I like it?" And you keep eating, until those little triangles of pita are scraping the edges of the bowl, attempting to scoop up all remains. It's heavy on the tahini, which is why it's called the "creamy tahini with hummus" ($8). Yet, friends who insisted we try this, boasted of the "hummus" at Broken Shaker, citing it as strangely delicious. We resisted the call, hummus is not normally on our "impress me" list. We were wrong.

Although there is hummus involved, the focus here is most definitely on the richness of milky tahini. That heavy burst of sesame is prevalent in every bite, and we were thrilled to be rewarded with a smattering of firm chickpeas lining the bottom (we encourage childish infatuation with food surprises). Plus, it's served with a small side of barely pickled vegetables; healthy late night munching for tipsy Shaker patrons. We asked what exactly is in this stuff, and the answer was "love." Right back at ya.

100 Favorites Dishes

74. Kobe Burger at CG Burgers
75. Brie Mozzarella Sticks at The Local
76. Paleta de Elote at La Michoacana Paleteria
77. Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love Sushi
79. Pork Rillettes at Buena Vista Deli
80. Chicken Fricassee at Le Bouchon Du Grove
81. Bacon & Egg Udon at Gigi
82. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba Dromo
83. Grilled Tiger Prawns at Mare Nostrum
84. The Lokal Burger at Lokal
85. Porchetta Sandwich at Salumeria 104
86. Nitro Ice Cream at Haven Gastro-Lounge
87. Red Burger at Red Restaurant
88. Carnitas Torta at Mercadito's Taqueria
89. Bone Marrow Ropa Vieja at Eating House
90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar
91. Crispy Pork and Onion Salad at Hiro's Yakko-San
92. Moqueca Brazileira at Pearl Restaurant & Lounge
93. Corvina at Edge Steak and Bar
94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3
95. Egg Custard Tart with Black Truffles at Philip Ho
96. Soft Pretzels at Mister Collins
97. Serrano Ham Croquettes at Crazy About You
98. The Elena Ruth Sandwich at Sergio's
99. Chow Fun at Chow Down Grill
100. Grilled Artichoke at Peacock Garden Cafe

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The Broken Shaker

2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL

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