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Dinner-5:00-8:00pm Santa Maria APT. 800 santa maria, Irvine.
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- Summer Opportunities Fare at Camp James, Irvine
- Lunch on the Run in Anaheim
- The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van of Rolling Sushi
By R. Scott Moxley
On the Line: Chris Kim of Rolling Sushi Van, Part One
|Photo by Meranda Carter|
What can you say about someone who pimps sushi out of his nontraditional wheels? Chris Kim’s luxe lonchera is a Mercedes Sprinter van, and he has even fewer square feet to work with than any New Yorker (assuming they’re using their kitchens). While he recovered from the New Year’s Eve event at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Chris found the energy to answer our burning questions.
What are six words that describe your food?
Healthy, natural, facile, inventive, unique, sensational.
What are eight words that describe you?
Passionate, adventuresome, well-trained, re-create, challenger, sociable, educated, welcoming.
Your best recent food find:
Learning from other chefs, including those on the Food Network and in magazines.
Most undervalued ingredient:
Nori, a.k.a. seaweed.
Rules of conduct in your kitchen:
Earnestness, clean, and put love into the food being made.
One food you detest:
Food containing MSG. I don’t see the need of using MSG when chefs are able to make food that is healthier and tastier.
One food you can’t live without:
I live and work with seafood all day.
Culinarily speaking, Orange County has the best:
What fast food do you admit to eating?
Pizza: I love tomato sauce, and there are different varieties of toppings that I can choose from.
Best culinary tip for the home cook:
Make food with ingredients that are seasonal.
Drinking and having fun with other chefs.
Favorite celebrity chef:
Nobu because he develops new recipes using his own style, without venturing away from the original sushi concept.
Celebrity chef who should shut up:
I think every chef has his or her own style, so I respect all chefs.
Favorite music to cook by:
Current Korean pop music.
Best food city in America:
Los Angeles because the food is made with fresh ingredients.
What you’d like to see more of in Orange County, from a culinary standpoint?
Chefs making food that is healthy for the customer.
What you’d like to see less of in Orange County, from a culinary standpoint?
Usage of MSG and products that are not fresh (e.g., fast food).
New Century of Japanese Cuisine.
When you’re not in the kitchen cooking, what are you doing?
Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten:
You’re making breakfast. What are you having?
Seafood miso soup with a bowl of rice.
You’re at the market. What do you buy two of?
Any seasonal fruits or vegetables.
Weirdest customer request (and did you do it):
[Editor's Note: He left this space intentionally blank, so it's safe to assume this sushi master doesn't get any wacky requests.]
Come join a fun-filled day of spring at Camp James, Irvine. Parenting OC will host its 5th annual Summer Opportunities Fare on Saturday March 19th from 10AM -4PM. Entertainments include Fifth-Grade Spelling Bee, The Cutest kid Cover Contest as well as stage perfomances and Rock ‘n Roll Summer-Fashion Show. There will be 12 Gourmet Food Trucks from OC and LA. We will be there serving your favorite rolls, all healthy and nutritious!! Come and join us that day for a day of family fun. Parking and admission, as well as Carnival Rides are FREE!!
We are going back to our new location in Anaheim for Lunch-on-the-run Food truck Meet-up. It will be held at J Star Motors in Anaheim off 91 Freeway. Come and enjoy a great selection of food provided by Gourmet Food Trucks of Orange County!
The Rolling Sushi Van is Eco-Friendly in many ways, particularly in our use of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van.
The Sprinter uses Blue-tech engineering with a diesel engine, equipped with 2 propane-run gas generators. So if you’re looking for a dining experience that is delicious and environmentally conscious, follow Rolling Sushi Van around Orange County.
We’ve wrapped ours and we’re ready to launch soon!