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new restaurants (Larry's bbq, Lung Gong)

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new restaurants (Larry's bbq, Lung Gong)

ltrinh | Jan 3, 2005 01:43 PM

Some new places i've tried recently worthy of recommendations.

Larry's BBQ (federal hwy, north of sw 10th st, in deerfield)

Not one particular style of bbq, but a mix of a few different kinds. They have brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausages, catfish, fried chicken, etc.
Tried the sampler platter, consisting of 2 ribs, small order or pulled pork, brisket, bbq chicken, sausage. I must say, the sausage was the best i've had anywhere. Next best thing was the ribs which was dry (though you can add sauce on top). Found the ribs to be very good without any sauce. Would rate the ribs better than tom jenkins. My wifey liked the pulled pork better than Tom, but i still feel Tom's is better in this area. The brisket was good but not the best. Though to be fair, i dont know of any place in south florida that has good brisket. They also have specials like 'burnt ends' which are the burnt ends of brisket simmered in bbq sauce. And they state that they make there own fried chicken fried in a cask iron skillet. Sounded good but have not tried. Since BBq is so subjective, i recommend you try it atleast once to see how it rates with your favorites.

Lung Gong, (sw 8th st, just east of turnpike, miami)
If you like szechuan, this is the place. I would rate this place higher than Pepper's in hollywood. Here is my reasoning, this place has a more authentic menu, but the quality is just a slight notch behind Pepper's. The menu is huge and too much to list, i'll just list what i had.

Pork bellies in chili sauce- at $4.00 cant be beat, simple sliced pork belly is a spicy sauce that is great with rice.

Five flavored pork intestine -- simply amazing if you like intestine (would recommend you try it atleast once). Spicy also, served on top a bed of bean sprouts. This is a salty dish unlike other intestine appetizers of say Silver Pond, or Hong Kong city.

Scallion pancakes -- very tasty on par with others i've had in DC.

Beef stew lo mein -- thought it would be soft noodles, instead it was beef stew on top of pan fried noodles. Still very tasty.

Crystal shrimp --> large amounts of shrimps cooked in a light clear sauce, kind of like lobster sauce but not quite.

Beef noodle soup --> unlike any noodle soup i've had, beef stew with a rice noodle. I've usually had it with egg noodle so the change is quite different. The beef soup was very tasty.

Shanghai pai choi in garlic sauce --> simple veggies in garlic sauce, quite simple and good.

Stir fried youg chicken in garlic sauce --> unusual dishe, different taste than anything i've had. Boneless pieces of young chicken, stir friend with veggies in a spicy garlic sauce. Different but quite good with rice.

They also do Hot pot (like Pepper's) where a group (i would say atleast 3) get all types of meats, veggies, noodles to be cooked in a communal hot pot of some kind of broth.

Happy eating

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