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Western cooks that specialize in Asian cuisine

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I know that chefs from Japan and Korea get into Italian and French cooking. But how common is it for a Western chef to study the art of Chinese or Japanese cuisine and excell in the field of it?
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I would be one of those. Do I excel? That is matter for debate. Nothing is more exciting than learning a new cuisine though, and I highly recommend it.

I have learned more ingredients and techniques in the last year than almost all of my career.
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The only uk chef i can think of is Tom Kime. ( im sure he's English) he specialises in Thai food.
There are chefs that go out to Australia and get heavily involved in the Asian/fusion cuisine.

Oops! Just seen him on tv and realised he's australian
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in California its just as common to see a caucasian, or hispanic serving you sushi.
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In NYC, Zak Pelaccio does Malaysian-inspired food at his two Fatty Crab restos. I don't know how "authentic" the food is, but it's delicious! :lips:

Some other, bigger-name Western chefs (based in NYC) who have worked/studied in Asia and use a lot of Asian ideas, if not cooking straight Asian food:
  • Jean-George Vongerichten
  • Gray Kunz
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Edited by LBGChris - 5/1/14 at 11:39am
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When it comes to Asian food, I also get reminded of Indian cusine! Does anyone have any idea of culinary experts in that field?
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