Phuc Yea Review

June 23, 2017

You know when you open up your IG to take a break from slaving away at work? But then you see an amazing post like this...

And it just makes it worse? Why can't you brunch on a Tuesday afternoon? Why isn't your lunch break a dim sum? Following their profile is as painful as it is tempting... do it @phucyea

 

We've been dying to try this place (can you tell?). If you're into Asian cuisine and live in Miami, you know that finding a Vietnamese spot is almost impossible. If I am wrong, I beg you to please take me under your wing. Vietnamese is known for its seafood, raw veggies and fruits. With a backdrop of traditional, Latin-flavored cooked meats, grains and stew-based meals, its tough  for Vietnamese to find its place in the Miami palette. On our "Health-o-Meter" scale we give this place a 4 out of 5. It's not a restaurant completely focused on health, but the cuisine lends itself to have extremely healthy options available. They are also amazing about substitutions. 

 

When we came across Phuc Yea, we were beyond excited. Not only did their food look delicious and their reviews floor us, but the name was just so cool.

 Don't worry Vietnamese food, you'll always have a place in my heart...and tummy

 

We attended dinner at Phuc Yea about a week ago. The Biscayne Boulevard spot is located on the first floor of an apartment building -  you can't miss it, they got a huge neon sign with their infamous name. We loved the decor and ambiance - top tier service while Wu-Tang and Tori Lanez bumped from their speakers (go ahead, hit those hyperlinks and jam while you read). The interior played with traditional Asian furniture and street art.

 "Let's get Phuc'd Up" -Phuc Yea

 

Phuc Yea featured a well-rounded list of original craft cocktails.  We ordered cocktails PRIM SPRITZ and ME LUV YOU LAUNG TIME. And yes, all of their cocktails had wonderful names like these. Shout out to ME LUV YOU LAUNG TIME for the smoked pineapple taste.

Oh me so _____

 

Their dinner menu had a great balance between raw and cooked dishes. We, of course, admire any establishment that goes out of its way to create a bao bun section (bless you!).  We ordered the "BÁHN CUÓN," a noodle dish peppered with bean sprouts, cilantro, mint and dry shrimp. Followed by SWEET 'N SOUR PORK BELLY BUNS - very spicy, very yummy. And finally topping off with the  COLA CONFIT DUCK. All three plates were delicious; the buns were our favorite (disclaimer: we have a spicy bias).

"BÁHN CUÓN"

 

Overall, the food and ambiance were great. The only thing you should consider is the price. Yes, their offerings are of top quality, but our hunt for a beloved, traditional hole-in-the-wall continues. There's nothing better than a comforting pho when you're broke and feel adventurous. Phuc Yea will be our birthday and celebration go-to. So if you wanna try something out of the norm and check a cool place out? Phuc Yea 'nuff said.

 

 

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