"Authenticity in America is totally irrelevant. We try to be inspired by different things, we look at the dining experience as a whole. That's our palette, and we paint a picture with those things. We're all Americans and we live in Chicago and have a restaurant that's inspired by what we've done and where we've traveled."
— Matthias Merges, chef at the Japanese restaurant Yusho in Chicago, quoted in a Bon Appetit article on the "state of Asian-American cooking."