|HEAD CHEF PERSI IS A SORT OF HIPPIE.|
FRIENDLY, CHATTY, ALL ABOUT LOVE AND PASSION AND A FREEWHEELING, PLAYFUL CREATIVITY WITH HIS FOOD.
|TUNA MANGO CEVICHE.|
A FEARLESS STARTER THAT HITS YOU WITH A BIG, BOLD, SPICY, TANGY DRESSING.
GREAT TEXTURE, TOO.
CRISP HERBACEOUS GREENS, FLESHY TUNA, MELT-IN-THE-MOUTH MANGO.
|PAPER CUT SNAPPER.|
A MASTERFULLY AUDACIOUS JUXTAPOSITION OF DELICATE FISH AGAINST TERRIFIC HEAT.
MEAT DRENCHED IN CHILI-GINGERY, GUILTY, OILY GOODNESS.
IT'S A PARTY IN THE MOUTH.
|AND WHILE WE'RE AT IT, LET'S INDULGE IN CRAB ROLL|
WITH A DECADENT CROWN OF ROE ON TOP.
|STEAMED PRAWN DUMPLINGS - |
OUR FAVOURITE DISH OF THE NIGHT.
WONTON SKIN FINELY SLICED AND ARTFULLY ARRANGED ON THE DUMPLINGS.
FLUFFY - AKIN TO TICKLISH DENDELIONS ON THE TASTE BUDS.
|SEARED SALMON + SCAMPI SUSHI.|
RICH, BUTTERY, FISHY GOODNESS UNDERSCORED BY A BEAUTIFUL, EARTHY SEAR.
|SPINACH MUSHROOM SALAD.|
COOL, SUPPLE, PALATE CLEANSING VEGETABLES
|STRAWBERRY TEMPURA WITH BLACK SESAME ICE CREAM.|
CINNAMON, COCONUT, SESAME BATTER.
NEED WE SAY MORE?
SushiO head chef Persi Ian is just about the most chill chef we've ever met. But don't let his boyish mien fool you. He's a kitchen fiend, with a penchant for spinning classic Japanese dishes with an almost aggressively fiery flair. The result is a menu brimming with delightful surprises - each mouthful a sort of gastronomic reawakening.
Chef Persi spent four years in Nagoya and one year in Kamogawa. He started working in a Japanese kitchen whilst surfing on the coast southeast of Tokyo. This unconventional induction into a tradition-bound cuisine perhaps best explains Chef Persi's highly individualistic approach. His dishes do display unquestionable technique - a nod to Japanese discipline. But they are a fearless showcase of bold flavours and ballsy presentation, too.
We visited SushiO by ourself one fine evening. Chef Persi kept a constant stream of chatter whilst beautiful plates marched in front of us, on the bar counter. By the end of it all, we managed to try nine different dishes - each bite, a total pleasure.
It's also a happy circumstance that SushiO is right around the trendy PoHo neighbourhood. Plenty of stylish, design-y types hanging around, many of them gay. Perfect spot to enjoy sushi and watch the world go by.
G/F 2 Bridges Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
T: +852 2480 0009