SuGa is rumored to open sometime in February 2016. By Susanna Foo and rumored to be a new Chinese restaurant venture with her son, Gabriel. They will be moving into a big, two-story space on Sansom that once housed Genji.
About Susanna Foo: For more than 30 years Susanna Foo has changed the paradigm of Chinese food, melding traditional Chinese ingredients with classical French techniques. With two cookbooks and two James Beard Awards, she is widely recognized as one of America’s top Chinese chefs.
Susanna Foo was born in Inner Mongolia, China and raised in Taiwan where she learned the spices, grains, and produce indigenous to the region. Training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, taught her new methods of preparation and exposed her to Western ingredients that mirrored Chinese ones. She combines these two different influences beautifully and is one of the founders of Asian fusion cuisine.
Location: 1720 Sansom Street, Center City
Neighborhood: Center City West, Rittenhouse Square
When: February 2016