In this special weekly feature, “Today” food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home.
THIS WEEK: Texas Fried Oyster Sushi, Heart Attack Roll, and Salmon Volcano from Hui Chuan Sushi, Sake and Tapas in Fort Worth, Texas.
1PfalsefalseAbout the chef: Hui Chuan, a native of Taiwan, has always had a passion for food. Her appreciation began at a young age while learning to cook alongside her father. Chuan began residing in the United States at 20, married and had three beautiful children. She enjoyed preparing meals for her family and experimenting with different menus and ingredients continually. She often shared her creations with her children’s teachers and hosted themed dinner parties. It wasn’t long before people began to take notice.
She soon began her professional culinary education at the Rhode School of Cooking in Nice, France. Upon her return, she was inspired, and began planning her future restaurant concept: Asian fusion without borders. In May of 2001, Hui Chuan Sushi, Sake and Tapas was born. Asian dishes are represented on her menu as well as a large variety of Tapas with a global flair. Hui’s flavors are a collaboration of her travels, experiences and favorite ingredients. Chuan utilizes only the freshest and most quality products. Simplicity is celebrated and minimal sauces are used, infusing certain nuances while showcasing the natural flavors of the ingredients.
Chuan lovingly calls her restaurant the “tree house” a place where you can come as you are and enjoy a great meal. “You can treat my restaurant as a light snack or an elegant meal. It all depends on your mood.” Says Chuan. Her petite and plentiful restaurant has a warm and inviting ambience. The décor is old world Japanese style with an open showcase kitchen. Each dish is created right before your eyes. Chuan’s restaurant also features a traditional Japanese Tatami room. Hui Chuan’s product line is currently featured in the Fort Worth Central Market and she is a regular teaching instructor at Central Market’s cooking school.
Texas Fried Oyster Sushi, Heart Attack Roll, and Salmon Volcano are served at Hui Chuan Sushi, Sake and Tapas for respectively $4.50, $9.95, and $7. All are for a serving size of 2.
Hui Chuan Sushi, Sake and Tapas
6100 Camp Bowie
Fort Worth, TX 76116
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