On the Line: Owner Daniel Woo and Chef Greg Ong of Sushilicious, Part One

Categories: On the Line
This week's On the Line is a twofer: We hear from two people instead of just one. Daniel Woo is the owner and Greg Ong is the chef at Sushilicious, the Irvine revolving-sushi restaurant that has its waitstaff use an iPod Touch instead of a notepad and features fanciful names for its fun dishes. 

The first part of our Q&A is answered by chef Ong, who will focus on the food side of things. For the second part, we'll hear from Daniel Woo with more on the business and its use of social media and that crazy name. And on Thursday, it'll be a recipe!
What are six words to describe your food?
Flavorful, appetizing, unique, beautiful, fresh and tasty.

What are 10 words to describe you?
Precise, punctual, honest, disciplined, humble, hardworking, funny, happy, reliable and friendly.

Your best recent food find:
Fried-pork-rind tacos.

Most undervalued ingredient:
Sesame oil.

Rules of conduct in your kitchens:
Cleanliness, punctuality, discipline.

One food you detest:
None so far.

One food you can't live without:
Fried chicken wings.

Culinarily speaking, Orange County has the best:
Fusion cuisine.

What fast food do you admit to eating?

Best culinary tip for the home cook.
Don't flip the steak more than once; finish it in the oven.

After-work hangout:
My kitchen.

If you could cook for one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
My wife. She's my best friend and worst critic!

Favorite celebrity chef.
Morimoto from Iron Chef.

Celebrity chef who should shut up:
I love all the celebrity chefs. There is always something you can learn from them.

Favorite music to cook by:
Alternative rock and R&B.

Best food city in America:
Portland, Oregon.

Favorite restaurant in America:
Tsuruhashi in Fountain Valley.

What you'd like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary standpoint:
I'd love to see markets specializing in seafood, both regional and global fare.

Location Info

Sushilicious - CLOSED

15435 Jeffrey Road, Irvine, CA

Category: Restaurant

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