fuck yeah! phuc yea!
phuc Yea hit the spot. It was a Friday night, around 9:30, we still had no plans and everyone was down to try something new. We called Phuc Yea, the restaurant on 71st and Biscayne that started as "Miami's first pop up restaurant" and booked an 11 PM reservation.
The restaurant is "Viet-Cajun" proving that every variety of fusion cuisine hasn't happened yet. And while, right now, this kind of uber-hip food isn't what I'm feeling, Phuc Yea proved me wrong. The food wasn't crazy funky, it was recognizable, delicious ingredients that came together in fresh and filling ways. The rolls were Vietnamese style rolls, a la summer rolls, and you know how I feel about summer rolls. To be honest, the appetizers, focused on rolls, buns and chilled nodles really did the trick for me, I could have stopped eating after that first round of food (well, second if you count the dozee oysters we started with), but who stops eating when they're full, right?
The food was, seriously, finger licking good (I'm sure you can see why below in the photo of the chicken wing). I have a long to-do list that I've been avoiding and have to get back to so I'll keep it brief, but I didn't want to wait to share this nice, nice restaurant with you guys.
Here's what we ordered:
- oysters on the half shell
- chilled spicy beef noodles
- steak summer rolls
- mamma roll "bo bia" (chinese sausage roll)
- sweet n' sour pork belly bao
- spicy chicken wings with fish sauce caramel
- cajun fried rice (with crawfish, shrimp, andouille sausage, chinese sausage, pineapple)
- veggie curry (I did not eat a single bite of this, even though it was my request because I was FULL)
One last thing: the restaurant, which was clearly once a lobby of an apartment building or hotel, has a strange layout. Unless you want to eat outside, request the back of the restaurant where you're tucked away in a separate room from the entrance in a darker, more private space that has a bit of a speakeasy vibe to iti.
7100 biscayne boulevard
IT'S A TRILLION DEGREES OUTSIDE