June 18, 2024

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Top 5 Asian Food Spots Around Modesto Maidique Campus

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Duvasana Bisoondial | Contributing Writer

Miami is well-known for its Hispanic cuisine. However, more and more people are becoming drawn towards the city’s Asian food scene, expanding their cultural palates one meal at a time.

To celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, here are five food spots near Modesto Maidique Campus where FIU students could enjoy delicious Asian cuisine, ranging from the closest restaurant to the farthest.

Pho 79

Pho 79’s Bun Bo Hue | Photo courtesy of Pho 79’s Yelp photos

Serving authentic Vietnamese food, Pho 79 is just four minutes away from MMC. 

Some of their dishes include egg rolls for $11.35 and Bun Bo Hue, a spicy soup with vermicelli rice noodles, for $21.75. 

Pho 79 is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Friday to Saturday.

The restaurant is located at 1415 SW 107th Ave, Miami, FL 33174. To contact them, call 305-603-7222.

Chang’s Chinese Restaurant

Chang’s Cantonese style roast duck | Photo courtesy of Chang’s Chinese Restaurant’s instagram

Also four minutes away from FIU’s main campus is Chang’s Chinese Restaurant, located at 1311 SW 107th Ave, Miami, FL 33174.

This spot is perfect for that Chinese food craving, serving sweet and sour pork, $13.50, and salt and pepper tofu, $12.99. 

Although they’re closed on Tuesday, Chang’s is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

They are also open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

To contact them, call 305-221-8104. 

Hi Pot Miami

Hot pot | Photo courtesy of Hi Pot Miami’s website

Hi Pot Miami is another Asian favorite four minutes away from MMC. They specialize in hot pot, but are known for other dishes. 

Their most popular foods are tonkotsu ramen, $14.99, and takoyaki, $7.35. 

Hi Pot Miami is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday to Sunday.

Find them at 1665 SW 107th Ave, Miami, FL 33165 or call 786-803-8618.

Good Chef

Good Chef’s ramen | Photo courtesy of Good Chef’s instagram

Good Chef, a familiar Asian staple around FIU, is only a five minute drive from the main campus. The restaurant is located at 113 SW 107th Ave, Miami, FL 33174. You can also call 305-227-3111.

The spot houses both a market that sells an assortment of Asian items and a restaurant with dishes like Pad Thai for $13.95 and Red Bean Taiyaki for $5.95. 

Good Chef opens from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the week.

Spice N Curry 

An assortment of Indian food from Spice N Curry | Photo courtesy of Spice N Curry’s Uber Eats page

If you’re trying to find a place that can help with your Indian food craving, look no further than Spice N Curry. 

Spice N Curry is six minutes away from MMC and also has a market that sells Indian spices and other items. It’s located at 123 SW 107th Ave, Miami, FL 33174. If you need to contact them, call 305-456-6280.

Some foods served at the restaurant here include chicken biryani for $10 and samosas for $1. Spice N Curry opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Exploring the different types of Asian cuisine available around FIU not only helps people become more knowledgeable about many cultures, but contributes in making our own international students feel more at home. 

With the end of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month near, share a meal or two with friends and enjoy a new refreshing and diverse perspective of Miami.


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