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Meet an Amazing Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Employee: Sushi Chef Bo Vong

Meet an Amazing Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Employee: Sushi Chef Bo Vong

Who is that awesome guy whipping up delicious sushi at the Sunset Sushi & Oyster Bar? Why that’s Chef Bo Vong! Bo has been working with us for two and a half years but he is no stranger to our community or the kitchen. Before working with us, Bo ran Osaka Restaurant in Silverdale, WA for 22 years with his wife Iko. At Osaka he got rave reviews for his unique creations, service, and most of all his personality. If you have been missing Osaka know that Bo didn’t go anywhere – he is right here with us! As Bo says, “People get so excited and so surprised to see me working here.” They should be! Bo knows sushi.

Bo takes sushi and food preparation very seriously. When he shows up at the Sunset Sushi & Oyster Bar, Bo first gets the rice ready. If you are a sushi lover, you know that the rice can make or break your roll or nigiri. It has to be just right. According to Bo, “it sounds really simple, but it’s really easy to mess up rice… it has to be perfect.” Next he cuts the fish. “Always fresh fish, freshly cut,” is Bo’s mantra.

When you order from Bo, we suggest you sit at the bar and watch the master work. Bo’s sushi is always made to order and he enjoys his craft like all great artists. When he has a customer trying his sushi for the first time Bo says he’d “start with the classic California roll, and then proceed from there.” We’d also recommend the Clearwater Shrimp Tempura Roll – Bo’s tribute to our casino with shrimp tempura, spicy mayo crab mix, and cucumber topped with seared tuna and avocado.(Editor’s note: my mouth is watering just reading this sentence)

When asked what Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort means to him, Bo said that he was “welcomed from the moment I started. Behind closed doors, everyone in the kitchen is like family, no matter what part of the kitchen you work in.” It’s easy to see why both Bo and his fare are so popular.

When asked what he would bring with him to a desert island, Bo said he’d bring “a pot, pan, and a knife.” Bo was put on this earth to make food, and he loves what he does. When Bo’s not eating his own food, he likes Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese food – especially crispy duck and roasted chicken. He also loves to travel, he mentions Hong Kong and Japan as two of his favorite places, he loves the people and is very comfortable there.

Bo states that success is something that “has to be passed on and welcomed.” As such, he loves working as part of a team and teaching others what he knows. We are proud to work with Bo and when you try his food, you will know why. Come try Bo’s sushi at the Sunset Sushi & Oyster Bar Friday & Saturday, 6PM-12AM. It may just change your life. Make sure to say “Wasabi” to Bo for us. Remember: life’s a game, live it up on the waterfront!

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