As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
No. 72: Mushroom in Tin Foil at Marumi Sushi
The first time we went to Marumi Sushi, our attention was immediately drawn to the small plates and side dishes portion of the menu. Scanning for something different to try, we saw "Mushroom in Tin Foil". Rather nondescript, this could be a number of things. How is it prepared? Is it just one giant mushroom? We decided to take a gamble that would become an addiction!
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Peeling back the neatly folded tinfoil, steam escapes and we breathe in the scent of a variety of mushrooms. Enoki, white button, shiitake, portabella, and chanterelle mushrooms sit in a golden pool of butter sauce. The sauce has hints of citrus and sake, brightening up the earthy, meaty mushrooms.
The portion is just right, and would even make a good lunch accompanied with some of Marumi's crispy bok choy.
Previous 100 favorite dishes:
No. 80: Insalata Caprese from Fiorentina
No. 81: Angus and Brie Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
No. 82: Pulled Pork Sliders from Gratify American GastroPub
No. 84: Guacamole from Dos Caminos
No. 85: Rock Shrimp from Bahama Mama
No. 86: The Grease Beast from Grease Burger
No. 89: Coal-Oven Wings from Table 42
No. 90: Pork buns at Umi Fish Bar + Grill
No. 91: Mariquitas from Cabana
No. 92: Meatballs With Ricotta and San Marzano Tomato Sauce from Deck 84
No. 93: Crème Brûlée With Fruit Compote from Mojo
No. 94: Asparagus and Swiss Omelette from La Bonne Crepe on Las Olas
No. 95: Pad Thai from Sukhothai
No 96: The Mother of All Burgers from Quickie's Burgers & Wings
No. 97: Arancini Rice Balls from D'Angelo
No. 98: "Yum Yum" Korean Pork Tacos from Nacho Bizness
No. 99: Sauteed Gator Tail from Rosey Baby
No. 100: Vacio Steak from Angus Bar and Grill