No frills just good f'n food @ "Farm to COUNTER" Sakaya Kitchen

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Richard Hales, Sakaya Kitchen:
In 2009, Hales led the charge of the light Asian brigade, providing delectable, no-frills, affordable fare to a populace hungering for such. In 2010, he took his Sakaya Kitchen concept on the road, and Dim Ssam A Go Go is now in the forefront of of the gastro-truck movement. Hales' continued focus and dedication to quality and value is just the thing we need more of for Miami to take the next step up the stairway of gastronomic respectability.

-Miami New Times

Slow Food Miami

Sakaya Kitchen has received the Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval award for the past two years.  

Our cooking methods are slow to create layers of flavor!

We cure our own meats, pickle vegetables and do it all in-house & all from scratch. 

Buy a sauce to take home!

 Awarded Snail of Approval 2012 & 2013

Awarded Snail of Approval 2012 & 2013

The beginning 2009

Chef Hales spent years in Southeast Asia and NYC honing his skills to create Sakaya Kitchen.  Hales was influenced by his travels throughout Asia where he would backpack and live for many years.  

When he found something delicious Hales would work there for free learning new techniques and meeting great people who both would one day influence his cooking at Sakaya Kitchen

Mom Hales and Chef Richard testing recipes

Food Network

Sakaya Kitchen Midtown location is featured on Diners Drive-in's and dives with Guy Fieri.  

Guy crushed the: 

Cracklin' herb duck sandwich

Ginger brussel sprouts

Chunk'd tots

8 hour roast pork bao bun

Sakaya Kitchen episode "Keeping it real" aired February 28, 2014