“Chucky” Fire Roll: Flavors burst in every bite!

NTD Newsroom
By NTD Newsroom
January 14, 2017Food

Chucky Fire Roll is named after the sushi chef at Sik Gaek whose nickname is “Chucky”. This ball-shaped roll has imitation crab meat, white fish, scallops wrapped inside cream cheese and avocado, topped with melted cheese and masago.


“Chucky” Fire Roll Ingredients:

  • Sushi rice
  • Imitation crab meat
  • White fish
  • Scallops
  • Cream cheese
  • Avocado
  • Melted cheese
  •  Masago



Sik Gaek owner (center) and employees. (Bill Xie/NTD)

Sampling 2,000 Times

Whenever a new dish is created at Sik Gaek, it has to go through sampling at least two thousand times! Whenever the restaurant launches a new dish, all 50 employees taste it. Not just once, but ten, twenty, or even a hundred times. They don’t stop until the dish is perfectly refined and wins near unanimous approval.



Fresh Seafood

Fresh seafood is delicious. In order to ensure the seafood’s hygiene and safety, Sik Gaek has a rule that live seafood must be inspected at least nine times before being cooked and served. They must not have any cuts and cannot be killed until specifically ordered by a customer. The staff has to prepare the ingredients in the freezer storage area, which is kept at minus thirty degrees.

In the U.S., food management is very strict. If food poisoning occurs in a restaurant, it would have to close. Therefore, the restaurateur carefully keeps documentation showing exactly when the seafood was purchased. To ensure safety, the proofs indicate where the seafood was caught, by who, and when.


Fresh seafood platter at Sik Gaek. (Bill Xie/NTD)

These scallops are from Long Island, New York – one of the most expensive items in the entire United States, and typically much too expensive for most restaurants to afford.

Octopi are imported from Indonesia. Octopi  from the U.S. are very small in size on comparison, and only suitable for deep frying. Imported octopi are generally much bigger and can be steamed, fried, and roasted.


Sik Gaek

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