Shrimp Pad Prik Khing at The Fusion in Frankfort.
An up-sized kitchen in The Fusion’s new waterfront digs on Frankfort’s Main Street means chef/owners Va Chong Ku and Bobbiesee Ku are ripe to reveal a new menu with rustic soups (slow-cooked curry stew with fresh mint and crispy bean sprouts) and Asian-style snacks they love to eat at home (steamed rice-flour buns with sliced hardboiled egg and sweet Chinese sausage).
Classics like their shrimp pad prik khing, masaman curry and Bobbiesee’s mother’s recipe for crab rangoon will stay on the menu, and cooking classes by the Kus, who completed their final four classes from Hyde Park’s Culinary Institute of America this year, are in the works. “Asian steaming is not as hard as it looks,” Bobbiesee says. The Kus just finished a sleek and airy remodel of the former Rhonda’s Wharfside restaurant and added a lower level dessert bar and wine lounge, where they will serve small bites such as sweet sesame-seed studded Asian doughnuts, spicy chocolates and more. But what of the former Fusion space at 411 Main Street? Look for the Kus to open Tali Bistro & Bar, specializing in Italian, French, and Spanish cuisine by June 1.
Find the new The Fusion at 300 Main Street, Frankfort, 231-352-4114.