With a neon orange hue and pungent, herbal aroma, Thai iced tea is a perfect way to beat the end-of-summer heat in South Florida. It's also something you don't often see on the menu at your local Thai restaurant. In Southeast Asia, however, it's the drink of choice. In Broward and Palm Beach coun ... More >>
Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you are looking to enjoy an evening in 1930s Southeast Asia, donate some money to a charitable cause while sipping some happy-hou ... More >>
Every nationality is known for a different specialty: Italians makes perfect pastas; Japanese can work magic with raw fish; Argentineans consume copious amounts of beef; the French can make something delicious from any imaginable animal part. And when it comes to signature cuisines across the world ... More >>
It seems as if every time we turn around, there's another natural disaster happening somewhere. Sometimes, the news alerts and funding drives can all seem to blend together. Our own lives certainly don't stop, and it can be tempting to just tune it all out -- especially around the holidays. But th ... More >>
Trying to find authentic Thai food in South Florida is like searching good Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean food. This isn't Los Angeles; we just don't have the people here to make it. You're best chance of finding truly authentic fare is to make nice with a foreign family and invite yourself over for ... More >>
It seems like a miracle -- or at least a statistical unlikelihood -- that none of the Filipino workers onboard the cargo ship Ocean lost anyone in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Thousands of people were killed and millions were left homeless after the storm ravaged the nation's 7,100 islands on Novembe ... More >>
When Typhoon Haiyan belted the central Philippines, it left a wave of destruction in its path. According to NBC News, the death toll is around 2,000 and about 11 million survivors are in serious need of food, shelter, and medicine. Tacloban city, located in the hardest hit area, was once a thrivin ... More >>
A Jupiter couple is suing the Purple Lotus Kava Bar in West Palm Beach because they claim they've gotten addicted to their specialty drinks. The reason they're addicted, they say, is because of a special ingredient in the drinks called kratom, which is actually an opium substitute. Mmmmm opium... ... More >>
After using blackface in theater to proliferate racist stereotypes in the early 20th Century, Americans eventually wised up. Eight thousand miles away in the South Pacific, Thailand didn't seem to get that memo. Dunkin' Donuts there released an ad to promote its chocolate donut using blackface. Hu ... More >>
If you've ever walked into your local Asian grocer and gasped for air, just wait until you get up close to a durian. Also known as "stink fruit," this exotic import can have an odor so offensive it's actually banned from most public places in Southeast-Asia, including hospitals, buses, trains and ho ... More >>
In today's food centric culture, eating obscure ingredients and dishes is almost like racking up Boy Scout merit badges. It's how those of us with unholy food obsessions keep score. Siam Rice Thai and Tapas in Hollywood had flickers of the authenticity many gastronauts seek, like strips of Thai bas ... More >>
This week's restaurant review is about Pho Vi, a Vietnamese restaurant that opened in March in downtown Hollywood. In the past few years, Vietnamese cuisine has exploded on the contemporary food scene, thanks in large part to a filling and fun-to-eat dish called pho -- beef broth and noodle soup th ... More >>
"How did you find out about us?" asked owner Khoa Nguyen of his shop that opened last month. He's from southern Vietnam.We learned about it from a flyer at a nail salon of all places, I told him. My friend Megan had been craving soup, despite that temperatures here have hovered in the 80's. In two w ... More >>
KabukiKabuki has two happy hours fit for a samurai.What does the new kid on the block have to do to make friends? How about offering not one, but two happy hours?Kabuki, the recently opened sushi and tapas restaurant on Clematis Street, is offering a happy hour deal worth checking into.
Cooking is hard, or so I was brought up to believe. I wasn't told this but rather deduced it from two facts: My family was full of people who'd spent decades cooking for one another, and almost none of them seemed to be very good at it. So what was the point? If a lifetime spent grimly oozing swe ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared part one of our interview with Coco Asia's owner and chef, Mike Ponluang. If you missed it, you can read it here. We continue with part two of our interview. Clean Plate Charlie: You're from Thailand, but your cuisine has other Asian influences, as well. Tell us about y ... More >>
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
South Florida abounds with tropical fruit, crazy, exotic fruit many American citizens have never seen (or smelled). You've no doubt encountered guava, carambola, dragonfruit and guanabana -- all yummy fruits, to be sure.But a recent report from Southeast Asia generated some worry: what if weird, ... More >>
Back in January, we asked you to vote on your favorite local bands, bars, restaurants, and everything in between for our Readers' Poll. And you sure voted -- we logged 2,351 of them. The full results will be printed in our Best of Broward-Palm Beach edition July 17. Below is a preview of the food ... More >>
A smorgasbord is a Swedish buffet. Life is the same. Hit the table hard, eat like you mean it, then get up and do it again. We at Short Order are here to help you take advantage of as many culinary opportunities as we can. Whether you're an opportunist, utilitarian, voyeur, or a gossip, we've got yo ... More >>
This February, 47-year-old Cezar Mancao went to the Philippine consulate in Fort Lauderdale to give a sworn affidavit. When the contents of his testimony were leaked this month to a Philippine news outlet, no one here seemed to notice, and nothing about it was reported in the U.S. press. His allega ... More >>
So you can't turn around without someone shoving a bloody hunk of designer beef in your face. But you can turn around and see we really could use some better Thai restaurants.Could the new Atchana's East West Kitchen in Coco Grove's Mutiny Hotel be one? Well, it's got a good enough pedigree. Propri ... More >>
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You could be he I figure I'm getting too fat, drunk, and impossibly snotty to hold this job much longer, so I hereby give readers a heads up. If you're planning to try to oust me from my oystershell- and hamhock-encrusted throne as Food Critic at Broward-Palm Beach New Times, there's a handy wiki h ... More >>
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