Prism Tastes: Palmar

April 16, 2018Pola Bunster

Miami’s steadily booming food scene isn’t lacking in some pretty delicious Asian outposts. Your list of upcoming flavorful feasts shouldn’t go empty of the new Wynwood Chinese eatery: Palmar. The former Cake Thai shed its Southwest Asian classics and has set its sights on the traditional flavors of China, with a tropical twist.

Alliterations aside, if the vibrant green and neon red digs of Palmar’s exteriors on 29th ST haven’t yet caught your eye, now’s the time to look. The new Asian spot is a Chinese place for the Miami foodie. Whether it’s the Salsa music swaying in the background or the vibrant color scheme that surrounds you, Palmar is oozing the 305 chill.

The stand-out dishes.

Fight the urge to pair your noodles with beer, and do what the locals do: stick with champagne instead. Their selection of organic and all-natural wines provide a perfect alternative to the usual Asian libation. We started our decadent meal with their local prawn & chive dumplings, as solid as ever. Then came the crispy pork belly with sticky red chili whose coriander drizzle sent our taste buds for on adventure.

One thing that strikes you at Palmar is how low-key the entire affair is. It’s the kind of place where fork-users can eat without judgement, especially to ensure no grain of rise goes uneaten. Don’t be deterred by the rabbit in the flat rice noodle dish, the entire plate was one of our unanimous favorites. Fried rice came next, crispy and full of flavor.

The Mongolian beef is another can’t-miss item, which didn’t last more than a few minutes without being completely devoured. Save room for the crown-jewel: the roasted duck. It’s that perfect. Palmar also surprises with its strong amount of vegetarian dishes like their flavorful bok choy and crispy eggplant. We rounded off the meal with their banana and dulce de leche spring rolls which, unsurprisingly, provided the perfect mix of Chinese inspiration sewn into Miami flare.

Photos by: Fujifilm Girl.