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The Top 5 Things to Order at Cake Thai


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The wait is finally over. After more than a year of anticipation, Cake Thai’s Wynwood locale has opened its doors to a very hungry — and excited — public. The new location features the same OG recipes that made its North Miami outpost a runaway hit, but this version has an exciting new addition: booze. The new beverage menu features a wide range of champagnes, rieslings, beers, and sakes to impress all palates and let the food shine in the best possible way. Here is a cheat sheet for your next Cake Thai meal— with the perfect wine pairings for each dish. 1.Kaprao Moo Krob: (MN07 i.e. pork belly) This aromatic take on Miami’s favorite cut of meat doesn’t disappoint. The crispy pork belly swims in a sea of basil-filled sauce, chili, and garlic, giving it a slightly spicy flavor that plays the perfect foil to the pork belly’s richness. Pair with soft red G.D.Vajra Langhe, Italy 2013.  2.Miang Pla Yang: (LG01 i.e. whole roasted fish) Meant for the table, this whole roasted fish is perfectly cooked inside banana leaves and served with rice noodles, a spicy Thai seafood sauce, and a touch of caramel to give it a hint of sweetness. Pair with an aromatic Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc, California, USA 2013. 3.Gang Keaw Wan Nuea Ayutthaya: (MN01 i.e. short rib curry) It’s not a Thai menu without a curry, and the stand out is the short rib variety, topped with a green curry and filled with Thai eggplant, and a ginger flavored finger root. Pair with a light and fruity red, like the Marcel Lapierre, Raisins Gaulois, 2014.  4.Pad Thai: (RN05) Pad Thai may be delicious on its own, but when it’s made with crab meat — and the real stuff, none of that imitation nonsense — the classic Bangkok street food dish ascends to another level. Pair with a Fritz Willie, Mosel, Germany 2014 riesling.  5.Guy Chai Tod: (SN03 i.e. chive cakes) Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, these chive-filled bites are as addicting as they are delicious. Betcha can’t have just one. Pair with a fresh Léon Launois, Cuvée Réserve, France NV. Grab a seat at Cake Thai today!