You always go to Calle Ocho for the food — the miso soup, the spicy tuna rolls.
No, we haven’t lost it. We’re just excited about Mr. Yum. Little Havana’s newest addition serves Japanese and Thai fare in a candy canesque red and white eatery.
Despite ultra-modern appearances, most of the menu was handed down from owner Bond Trisransri’s family recipes, like his mother’s infamous Hangover Soup. Served as a complimentary starter, the hearty, vegetable-heavy dish is delightful (even when you’re not dehydrated).
Sushi options abound with traditional rolls, like dragon and volcano, and their interesting counterparts, like the aptly named Havana roll (hold the pulled pork; add lots of tempura whitefish).
And for dessert, there are typical Y-shaped Thai donuts and not-so-typical deep-fried Twinkies.
Both pair well with a cortadito.
Mr. Yum, 1945 Southwest 8th Street, Little Havana (786-360-2371).