The SPAR Goodnight Market has embraced the Eastern influence with new exhibitors Suki Sushi & Asian Cuisine expected to be at the monthly fair at the Tramways Building in Port Elizabeth on November 15.
Established last October, Suki offer a variety of Asian dishes, seafood and sushi – all delicious meals skilfully made with the freshest ingredients.
“We try to uphold the integrity of every dish by sourcing the core Asian ingredients through import whilst still supporting local for our fresh meat and vegetable produce,” said qualified sushi chef Kevin Zhang.
“We as a company believe we’re only as good as the positive partnerships we hold in the community.”
Zhang felt elated at having the opportunity to interact with people they had not met before previously.
“We feel privileged being allowed to showcase our passion alongside fellow local entrepreneurs,” he said.
He added that they prided themselves in offering a warm welcome and said their aim was to make visitors feel like family.
“We’re also quite determined to turn sushi novices into avid sushi eaters. We’re aware that tastes differ. We do, however, believe one is only able to say whether one likes or dislikes something after having at least tried it once,” said Zhang.
The first time they exhibited at the artisanal market visitors seemed to love their Combo 2, a 15-piece sushi experience ranging from salmon roses to one of their gourmet favourites, the Suki Rock ‘n’ Roll.
“Our most successful product, as of late, differs. In the hot kitchen a popular choice is Angry Beef or a Green Thai Curry, whereas in our sushi section we share the same sentiment as our guests in having a difficult time attempting to pick a favourite,” said Zhang.
He added that what made their products unique was that they were prepared fresh to order.
“We allow the chefs the time and supply the freshest ingredients to keep the integrity of every dish and ensure a top-quality product upon every visit.”
Zhang said they valued the patronage of all individuals and loved interacting with visitors to the area.
“We’ve been fortunate in the feedback we’ve received. We value constructive criticism and use these mentioned points to constantly improve and evolve.”
For the upcoming sunny season they were looking to create a summer-friendly lunch-time combo, he said.
“It will be something refreshing and light. We love feedback with regards to all major moves we make so we’re pretty sure some variations of our summer special ideas will be showcased at the market.”
Zhang said they hoped to gain from the experience by acquiring knowledge about PE restaurant markets, the buying habits of locals and their likes and dislikes.
“We hope to meet inspiring people along the way and learn about ourselves as well as the larger community.”
Visitors to the evening market will also be able to enjoy live entertainment and a TOPS at SPAR tasting area. Doors open at 5pm with the R20 entrance fee going towards the Love Story charity organisation.
CAPTION: Suki Sushi & Asian Cuisine, established last October, will showcase their delicious Asian dishes and sushi to SPAR Goodnight Market visitors at the Tramways Building in Port Elizabeth on November 15. Photo: Shannon Chivers Photography