A former exec chef at Morimoto has opened a new restaurant in Media, Azie.
The resto’s owned by Win and Sutida Somboonsong, who also own Teikoku, Mikado, Thai Pepper and Flavor By Thai Pepper. Here’s the good word:
“My vision for Azie is to create the future of Japanese cuisine. I want to show people it’s so much more than sushi, sashimi and tempura,” says Chef Iinuma, whose rigorous French culinary training mingles with his Japanese heritage to create a unique culinary experience for guests. One of his trademark dishes is his Black Angus Rib Eye, which is grilled in a classic American style and served with honey-butter sauced sweet potato fries, a favorite snack from Chef Iinuma’s childhood in Japan.
Other menu highlights include Salmon and Yellow Tail Ceviche with hot yellow pepper and fresh orange; Kobe Beef Carpaccio with garlic and mitsuba; Avocado Sashimi with giner and sesame; Honey Mustard Miso Black Cod with exotic mushrooms; White Marble Pork Chop with chunky mozzarella and tomato and mashed potatoes; and Tempura Fondue. Chef Iinuma has even created a whimsical tribute to the region with his New Philly Sushi Roll, a Kobe-draped shrimp tempura roll severed with a French-style cheese sauce.