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Your Guide to Miami's First-Ever Asian Food Hall

    

Ocean Drive's Private Tour of Miami's First-Ever Asian Food Hall

By Nicole Schubert | March 1, 2018 | Food & Drink

Ocean Drive goes behind the scenes of 1-800 Lucky—Miami's first-ever Asian food hall.

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It's your lucky day. East meets West in Wynwood's first ever Asian-themed marketplace. Comprised of seven food vendors with chefs hailing from across the globe, 1-800 Lucky will raise up the heat and spice up your taste buds with award winning dim sum, classic Japanese barbecue, and soulful bowls of ramen. Read on to get the scoop:

Lotus + Cleaver

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Nothing puts a smile on hungry faces more than Chinese barbecue and wok classics. And at 1-800 Lucky, Lotus and Cleaver is presenting Wynwood eaters with a modern interpretation on traditional Chinese cuisine. Treat your taste buds to a modern take of an old-style Chinese dish, the peking duck special, skillfully crafted with steamed buns, scallions, sweet apple bean paste, dipping cane sugar, and an extra topping of foie gras.

Les Banh Amis

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Miami's first Vietnamese Deli, brought to you by Coyo Taco's Chef Scott Linquist, is opening shop in the Magic City. Expect everything from bowls, pho, and Vietnamese iced coffee, to salads, rolls, and desserts. With ingredients homemade from scratch—including hoisin sauce, fermented chili paste, mayonnaise, pickles, liver pate, headcheese, and cured pork loin—this Asian-inspired eatery will heat up your lips with an all new sensation.

MYUMI

An omakase bar on wheels. Could we be dreaming? No, this is real. And its stationed in your backyard, posted up in Wynwood's 1 - 800 Lucky. Serving up diners the traditional omakase experience with fresh fish caught daily, MYUMI brings exquisite style to an ancient Japanese tradition. Get ready to put your trust in Chef Kazuo Yoshido, his protegy Chef Ryo Kato, and Jake Smith. These masterful chefs will temp your taste buds with exotic seafood dishes on a rotating daily menu.

YIP

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This award-winning dim sum style pop-up is hand-rolling dumplings from scratch every morning with their on-site dumpling master. Enriching Miami locals with authentic Chinese cuisine, YIP ensures that every bite is just as luscious as the first. We recommend ordering the har gao, handmade shrimp dumplings, and the Shanghai dumplings filled with pork and savory soup.

Poke OG

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Hailing from Anaheim, California, this poke stomping ground is anything but ordinary. Specializing in make-your-own bowls, which feature homegrown local ingredients and fresh ocean grown fish carbon monoxide free, Poke OG is rising up as Miami's new raw fish king. And with so many options to choose from, its hard to fill up on one. But our favorite is the signature top shelf bowl with salmon, edamame, avocado, jalapeño, masago, fried onions, tossed in Yuzo kosho dressing, and served over zucchini noodles.

Hayato Miami

The sister restaurant to Shimuja, Hayoto is offering Miami locals a new take on soul-stirring ramen. Blending the Asian-inspired flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine with local Miami culture, this blissful dining hub is unlike any other. Stir your spoon on chicken paitan ramen made from scratch, or a ramen donburi bowl with tofu.

Taiyaki

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We've done our research on the best scoops in Miami. But we may have left out one - fish shaped waffles with soft served ice cream. Yes, fish shaped. Gaining notoriety in New York, this faith, love, and luck treat shop is bringing together the streets of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, and Japan with their delicious desserts. Order the staff favorite, 'straight outta Japan', which includes a waffle cone, swirl of matcha, sesame ice cream, red bean paste, and topped with a stack of colorful mochi sticks. 1-800 Lucky, 143 NW 23rd St., 305-768-9826



Photography by: Photography courtesy of 1-800 Lucky