Eight Fusion Restaurants You Have To Try
Fusion cuisine – the combination of different cultures’ culinary traditions – remains one of the driving forces in the food world, with innovative chefs using global flavors to create new blends. Here are just a few fusion restaurants to check out.
The Fusion: French + Chinese
The Location: 503 College St., Toronto
Dailo’s new Asian cuisine is predominantly Chinese fare but it follows the French tradition. At the heart of the menu is a love and respect for the dishes Chef Nick Liu ate growing up as the son of Hakka parents in Canada. But importantly, they are the dishes his ancestors have been eating for hundreds of years. Learn more.
The Fusion: Jamaican + Italian
The Location: 61 Kensington Ave., Toronto
The name says it all. Located in the eclectic Toronto neighborhood of Kensington Market, Rasta Pasta combines the essence of Jamaican and Italian culture. Jerk Chicken Fettuccini, anyone? Learn more.
The Fusion: Japanese + Peruvian
The Location: Brookfield Place, 161 Bay St., Toronto
Did you know that there has been a vibrant Japanese community in Peru since the early 19th century? It’s true! Chotto Matte celebrates the marriage of the two countries’ cuisines in a vibrant, fun environment. Learn more.
The Fusion: European + Hawaiian
The Location: 720 B Aliceanna St., Baltimore
Blending classic European techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. Indulge in one of Roy’s spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood. Learn more.
The Fusion: Soup & Sub Shop + Vietnamese
The Location: 1065 S Charles St., Baltimore
Located on Baltimore’s Federal Hill, Phubs is a fast-casual dining spot offering beloved Vietnamese dishes with a familiar twist. Don’t miss the Phubolicious: Thin sliced steak, brisket, meatball, spinach and Napa in Beef Broth. Learn more.
The Fusion: Korean + American
The Location: 802 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Dooby’s is a Korean-inspired café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a classic diner in the morning – eggs in the AM & Korean at night! During the weekend brunch, the Pork Belly Benedict is a perfect culinary blend, with poached eggs, steamed buns, scallion hollandaise, hash, kimchi ketchup. Learn more.
Jazz + Soju
The Fusion: Korean + American
The Location: 900 East Fort Ave., Ste. 105, Baltimore
Korean fried chicken? Yes, please. Twice fried in soybean oil, Jazz + Soju’s famous Korean Fried Chicken is brushed with rich and delicious soy garlic or spicy soy garlic sauce. The restaurant is well-known for its bold flavor combos, as well as its soothing live jazz offerings. Learn more.
The Wicked Tuna
The Fusion: Japanese + American
The Location: 4123 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
The classic lowcountry cuisine of South Carolina meets perfectly prepared sushi at The Wicked Tuna. The restaurant’s waterfront setting is ideal for enjoying such delicacies as the Dragon Egg, halved avocado stuffed with cream cheese, smoked salmon, lump and spicy crab served in a nest of tempura sweet potato flakes with spicy mayo and sweet glaze. Learn more.