Iconic James Beard Award-winning chef and author, Susanna Foo, will return to Center City after nine years. In January, Foo will launch SUGA, a new venture at 1720 Sansom Street, with her son Gabriel Foo.
Foo’s style is described as “Modern Chinese,” combining her signature Chinese background, French techniques and local farm influences.
The menu will feature the freshest ingredients, with a modern twist on classical dishes such as such as Tongpo Pork Belly, Bon Bon Chicken, Eight Treasure Sticky Rice, Mapo Tofu, Wuxi Short Rib, Thai Seafood Bouillabaisse, and Stuffed Whole Bronzino with Maryland Crabmeat. Signature dishes such as Bon Bon Chicken involves 24 hours brined, steamed and served with XO granite. A specialty, weekend brunch menu will include Egg Fu Yung, a light omelet dish, Shrimp Congee, Mongolian Lamb Shao Ben and Liang Pan.
The new restaurant’s interior is the work of Eimer Design, architects who sought to convey Foo’s Mongolian influence authentically. Chic, natural woods and soft grey tones with red accents decorate the walls, creating an elegant and vibrant space. Golden orbs line the ceiling, which are inspired by Chinese street vendors, and a custom illustration of a Mongolian woman dressed in traditional attire hangs prominently. Restaurant branding has been executed by Paragraph Inc. SUGA will be able to seat 80 people, with a main dining room and two spaces for private parties and large groups up to 20 guests.
SUGA will be open to serve guests during the hours:
- Monday –Thursday 11 am to 10 PM,
- Friday and Saturday open 11:00 AM to 2 PM.
- Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10 AM to 3:00PM
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