April 28, 2008

South Beach's Miss Yip Chinese Cafe- Skip It!

Since the reviews for Miss Yip have been positive, we couldn't pass up this chance to try it for the first time. It was a picture-perfect day on South Beach when we stopped by Miss Yip for lunch.

Chicken lettuce wrap. Good but not much flavor. As much as I hate to say this, the lettuce wraps are better at P.F. Chang's.

Shrimp won ton. Fine, but not special. Shrimp in won tons and fried. Served with mayo for dipping.

Hot & Sour Soup. JAM said it was delicious, some of the best he has ever had. Had taste and a spicy kick.

Mongolian beef. Run-of-the-mill dish. Nothing interesting enough to order again.

Orange Peel Beef. Good texture. Nothing wrong with it but, again, nothing made it stand out in any way.

We also ordered a Mama Yip Platter, which consisted of steamed dumplings- two pork, two shrimp, two mushroom and two vegetable. They were okay, just not memorable. The pork dumplings outshined the others.

The service was slow and a bit confused despite the fact that we were the only table in our section for a good 15-20 minutes.

Overall, you couldn't say the food was necessarily bad, but it wasn't very good either. Nowhere near as good as Tropical Chinese, and the difference in the cost is negligible. I am suspect as to when the previous reviewers ate at Miss Yip- was it when it first opened? Has there been a change in chefs? I won't go as far as to say I would never try it again- just in case it was an off day, but I'm not in a rush to do so.

After we read our fortunes, we were off to enjoy the rest of our day in the sun. The good company made up for the lackluster food. Hope to have better luck next time...and the eggs.

Miss Yip Chinese Cafe in Miami Beach

1 comment:

JB said...

we can skip this place when Steve and I visit.