Restaurant Pop-Up: Phuc Yea!

September 09, 2011 | by —maria argüello | Homepage

A dish from Phuc Yeah!

For the next two months we will be able to dine at Phuc Yea!, a temporary restaurant in Downtown Miami’s Ingraham Building. The Southeast Asian restaurant is helmed by a trio of creative culinary scenesters: Anièce Meinhold, who mans the front of the house, and Cesar Zapata and Daniel Treiman, who bring their skills to the kitchen. The menu consists of mostly small plates and will feature a focused selection of 12 to 15 items that rotate on a weekly basis. The categories are broken down into “1 – một,” “2 – hai” and “3 – ba,” representing the size of the plates in that section. Try 1 một, a selection of fresh and fried “rolls” wrapped in moistened rice paper with various fillings such as Cha Gio (imperial rolls, pork, crab, shrimp, and glass noodles); 2 hai So Hap Xa (spicy steamed mussels, lemon grass, beer, herb butter, chiles, crusty bread), and 3 ba five-spice pork belly. As for the name, “phuc” in Vietnamese seems to stand at a crossroad of meanings between “prosperity,” “happiness,” and “fortune.” Phuc Yea!, The Ingraham Building, 19 SE Second Ave., 305-494-0609

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