HOH WOK CLUB, Shokudo

I’m delighted to announce the first HOH WOK CLUB gathering of 2013 will be held at Shokudo, a beautiful Japanese restaurant in the up and coming Buena Vista area. So, I look forward to seeing you, bring your family and friends and join me for a 6 course tasting lunch, Sunday, August 25 from 12-3pm at an incredible price of $35 including tax and tips.  

Thanks New Times for a fantastic writeup about this event and Brenda Benoit for her amazing recap.

Shokudo Resto 1 Shokudobar Shokudogarden200 Shokudo Resto 2

Everything in this restaurant is created with such thoughtful elegance from the reclaimed wood counters and saki bar, to the zen bamboo garden.  It’s totally charming!  I’ve always said it’s not just about the food, the ambience, space, and decor are just as important and I think we’ve found it at Shokudo. There’s a nice mix of foods from all over Asia, so you’ll get a mini taster.

Yoko Takarada is the owner and general manager of Shokudo and formerly owned World Resource Cafe on Lincoln Road and Toni’s Sushi Bar, both in South Beach. I love that she’s continuing her family’s legacy with Shokudo. This is the reason why I like to support smaller, independent family owned restaurants and want them to succeed.

From food critic, Victoria Pesce Elliott, Miami Herald: Executive chef Armando Litiatco cooked at Boulevard in his native San Francisco and at Daniel Boulud’s Restaurant Daniel in New York before being lured here by the Takarada clan. The culinary team is on view in the vibrant kitchen.

Chef Armando is Philippino/Chinese and so jovial and easy to work with!  He and I have put together a menu I know you’ll enjoy.  I took some photos during my tasting to give you a flavor of what to expect…

PorkbellyKalbi Soba Manila Ceviche Banana

DETAILS:
Sunday, August 25
12-3pm
$35 pp incl. tax and tips
Separate tab for drinks and can be added to your final bill.

Shokudo
4740 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami (Buena Vista), FL 33137
305-758-7782

Ta da, here’s the menu:
Special Cocktails during meet and greet, 12-12:30
Sakitini $5 or bottomless Mimosa $18

Tasting Menu
$35 incl. tips and tax

Vegetarian Roll served during cocktails

Grilled Pork Belly
Heart of palm salad, orange, edamame & yuzu

Soba Noodle Salad
Green tea infused soba noodles tossed with arugula, edamame, Bermuda onions,
shiitake mushrooms in house sesame dressing

Manila Ceviche
Cobia, mango, tomato, red onion, jalapeno,
calamansi, coconut milk & taro chips

Kalbi
72 Hour Marinated Korean ribs, Asian vegetable and rice

Banana Turon
Sweet spring roll of caramelized banana, chocolate,
jack fruit, cream cheese and caramel

RSVP & PREPAYMENT DETAILS:
Mandatory:
1)  email me (wokstar at eleanorhoh dot com) so I can send out confirmations and any last minute details or if we have to cancel due to storm.

2) reservations and prepayment is on a first come, first served basis as seating is limited to the first 50 lucky guests.

3) Call SHOKUDO directly, 305-758-7782 and mention HOH WOK CLUB, Sunday lunch, August 25.

You know the drill…Shokudo will take your credit card number (you will NOT be charged till after your lunch.)

You will be charged if there’s a no show on the day of.  If you want to send someone in your place,  your replacement needs to call ASAP with their credit card number.

If no answer, leave your name, telephone number plus the number of guests in your group so they can call you back to confirm.

PARKING:
FREE street parking all around or valet for $4 especially if raining or too hot!
Make sure you do NOT park in front of gates, fire hydrants, the usual.

Look forward to seeing you there for some yummy Asian nosh…

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  8. Mary
    July 29, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Count us in. Party of 2.

    • Eleanor Hoh
      August 5, 2013 | 8:16 pm

      Yay, so glad you and Alan can make it!

  9. Katy
    July 28, 2013 | 9:01 pm

    Eleanor, this sounds awesome! I may have to go. How many people are you expecting?

  10. Brenda
    July 26, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Hi there:

    I would like to come with my chickens. 3 of us.

    • Eleanor Hoh
      August 5, 2013 | 8:15 pm

      Fantastic, can’t wait to see you and chickens, hee, hee!

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