Sakaya Kitchen — A Fine Dining Chef Takes on Asian Fast Casual

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In this episode of Fast Casual Nation, we're checking out Sakaya Kitchen in Miami, a fast casual Asian concept owned by Richard Hales, who also helms the kitchen. The inspiration behind the restaurant came after Hales spent time backpacking — and cooking — in Asia. From pickling their vegetables to curing all meats, Sakaya is applying their ingredients in very sophisticated ways to blend the right balance of flavor. Watch the full episode to get an inside look on how a fine dining chef translates his experience and street cred into the fast casual playground.