The restaurant industry is saturated with Asian-fusion concepts.
Although the majority of restaurants serving Asian fare would fall into this category, most aren't what you would call "authentic."
There's nothing wrong with that. Each chef has his or her own twist on a dish, so you could say an entire menu is made up of a fusion of influences.
But today's educated and adventurous consumer is often looking for authentic fare from somewhere they may not have ever been.
With that in mind, the creator of The Cheesecake Factory, opened RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen, a restaurant serving authentic dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Similar to The Cheesecake Factory, the restaurant's setting is dramatic and over-the-top, yet the extensive menu is approachable and comforting.
We decided to sit down with Chef Mohan Ismail, the culinary mastermind behind the Emerging Brand RockSugar to learn where he gets his menu inspiration from and why he thinks the restaurant has become wildly popular.Read More