Sushi Song's Wijai "Song" Ketsuwan: "I Do It the Way I Like It and Hope People Like the Same"
We're impressed by anyone who has the guts to open a restaurant of his own -- in case you didn't know, the business is tough as hell.
Photo courtesy of Sushi Song website
We're even more impressed when said restaurateur is young.
When one is 35 with three locations under one's belt, we're ready to give a round of applause.
Recently, Wijai "Song" Ketsuwan opened the third location of his namesake Sushi Song restaurant in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
We spoke to the young chef and restaurateur about his style of sushi, late nights, and more.
Clean Plate Charlie: First off, how did you come to be in South Florida?
Ketsuwan: I've been in the States for 14 years now; I'm originally from about two hours north of Bangkok. When I first moved here, I went to live with my aunt in New York [she's in the restaurant industry]. I lived there for a few months, but I didn't like it. I didn't like the weather and everything. My cousins own Sushi Rock Las Olas. They offered me a job, and I came down.