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Miss Yip Chinese Cafe

January 15, 2010

Ah, the typical Asian restaurant in Miami. Just another unfinished though. That’s what Miss Yip’s Chinese Café (1661 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL) is like. Located right in the heart of the Lincoln Road Mall, this Chinese restaurant has the potential to be great but doesn’t have the heart to do it. For starters, the place has dim sum. It is probably the only place that has dim sum which is semi-affordable for SoBe. (Dim sum is not supposed to be expensive!) It has noodle soup, which pushes it to be more authentic, then your usual General Tso’s chicken joints. (Not that General Tso’s chicken is bad or anything, but who the hell is General Tso? We should call it Chairman Mao’s chicken, but that would be for another post).

Basically, the food here is not bad. The noodle soup here is standard, but it’s the only place on the beach that you can get it so you can’t really complain. They have wonton, roast pork, and roast duck noodle soups. Their xiao long bao (soup dumplings) are awful, do not get them. They also do not provide you with the standard vinegar with ginger sliver sauce. The gao here is actually very good. Their regular dumplings have very thick skin. Strange, but the meat and vegetables are well seasoned.

The part that really annoyed me the most…we ordered tea (standard at a Chinese place)…we got charged $3.50 for it (not standard for a Chinese place).

If Miss Yip was anywhere else where there was a large amount of Asian restaurants, I wouldn’t recommend it. However, because it is located in Miami, I would recommend it as a place to go when you are having a Chinese food craving and you can’t get off the beach.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Alina permalink
    January 15, 2010 7:20 pm

    I work right on Lincoln and (as I often crave Chinese food) have been to Miss Yip’s a few times…can’t say I ever had a meal here I was completely happy with.

    • Hiroki permalink*
      January 16, 2010 11:34 am

      I completely agree with you.

  2. tommy gunn permalink
    January 16, 2010 10:18 am

    Hey don’t forget they charge for rice too! A decent chinese meal for over $20…wow. Yea the other Sobe chinese joints are a better value

    • Hiroki permalink*
      January 16, 2010 11:33 am

      Good thing I didn’t get the rice, but seriously, they’re going to start charging for tap water and fortune cookies next.

  3. tommy gunn permalink
    January 16, 2010 11:55 am

    Tap water & fortune cookies! Little harsh…

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