Hutong Miami Brings Chic, Upscale Chinese Food To Brickell – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hutong Miami is Brickell’s new chic, contemporary North China restaurant. Since Hutong opened its doors last November, it has been the “It Spot” for serious gourmets and trend seekers.
From its original home in Hong Kong, the restaurant now has five locations including Beijing, London, New York and Miami.
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General Manager David Tang says this place feels like home, just fancier.
“When I think of Chinese food I think of the flavors I grew up with, but that’s hard for me to find. But what Hutong did brought a lot of memories of my youth to Miami, ”said Yang.
The room on Brickell Avenue has triple high ceilings and hutong’s version of China’s famous Great Wall of China that looks especially magical at night.
“The doors you mentioned were actually imported and handcrafted in China, and we shipped them here. The wall itself is 70 feet long. It was designed after the Qin Dynasty, so the proportions actually match that period, ”he said.
The menu is a mix of typical Hong Kong dishes as well as dishes designed for Miami’s food scene, such as the red star halibut noodle.
“This dish was actually created by our chef who has opened locations in New York, Miami and Dubai,” said Yang.
Lisa Petrillo from CBS4 tried it.
“This fish is so moist, it’s flavorful and divine and then the noodles have the right amount of chew,” she said.
Next up is The Red Lantern Hutongs signature crispy spiced soft shell crab on a bed of dried whole chillies.
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“The idea is that diners can fish for soft shell crab afterwards, so it’s an interactive dish,” Yang said.
“Just the right amount of crunch. It’s soft inside. There’s a little kick. I didn’t get these peppers, but I feel the kick, ”said Petrillo.
You will try the delicious fried scallops with a spicy dongbei salad and the incredibly delicious homemade dim sum sampler with four different types of dumplings. Yang goes to the marlin. Petrillo tries the spinach mushroom.
“It’s hard to describe because it’s so high and so intense. The spinach is soft and warm with so much flavor. It’s really wonderful, ”said Petrillo.
Cool off with a lychee vanilla vodka cocktail called The Comfortably Numb.
Then the hutong special.
“This recipe takes up the Ming Dynasty,” said Yang.
It’s Hutong’s top item. The Peking duck. The cooking process takes 8 hours and is carved on the table and served with wafer-thin Chinese pancakes, vegetables and duck sauce.
“Stop the presses I’m in love with,” said Petrillo. “It’s the best Peking duck I’ve ever had. It is indescribable. “
Hutong is open 7 days a week and serves lunch and dinner.
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For more information: www.hutong-miami.com.