Very important: Phuc Yea, a pop-up Vietnamese restaurant has only 5 more weeks before they pop-out, so go experience it!
What a dynamic trio: Daniel Treiman, Aniece Meinhold, Cesar Zepata open a pop-up restaurant in downtown Miami. I’ve ‘known” Aniece for years but didn’t realize she was partly Asian though till only a few years ago! Many of the dishes are based on her mother’s cooking and then they give their own spin (it’s what I want Wok Stars to do!) Her partner in crime, Cesar is not only a chef but also an animation artist by day and both work the social media circuit and obviously do a fantastic job. Daniel, I met at a Manera opening with another friend I probably shouldn’t mention who. He’s also a drummer and freelance writer for New Times. They really are a motley “cru” as they like to call themselves. I musn’t forget to mention Christine assisting on her days off while working full time at another restaurant, this gal never stops working but seems to enjoy it.
Their outrageous name creating so much media buzz, and then to succeed in making some delicious Vietnamese nosh makes me so happy for them. On the night we went, Belkys Nerey was shooting her Style File segment there. If you blink, you’d miss me on the segment, eating. You may have read an earlier post of my Hong Kong trip where my sisters and I ate at a popular Vietnamese restaurant nearly every other day! I’ll be posting a LOT more about my Asian food journey soooooon.
Everything we had at Phuc Yea was delicious, clean and modern. A little on the expensive side with smaller portions but considering the preparation, it’s understandable. Check their site for daily specials.
This is kind of a modern Asian food that I pine for and I’m so glad Phuc Yea “popped up”. I’m desperately trying to connect them with a new space so they’ll keep feeding Miami with their yummy food. Honestly, I hope they ‘pop-up’ somewhere and not disappear. Go experience it and tell them Wok Star sent you!
Note: Our dinner was not complimentary, only the Tapioca dessert.
Love to hear what you tried there!