Like a tongue on a flagpole in February, fusion cuisine results from curiosity and a shortage of popsicles. Rein in restless taste buds with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Asian fusion cuisine, plus one order of edamame (a $5 value) during dinner at Oishii in Mount Kisco (a $35 total value).
Oishii entices eaters with an engaging menu of diverse blend of Japanese and Southeast Asian cuisines. Embark on culinary journeys with indian ahi tuna ($11.95), lightly fried and drizzled with a masala dressing, while snacking on or loading slingshots with orders of edamame (included with dinner). Cull pieces of sushi and sashimi from a selection of more than 30 varieties ($1–$5), or flex chopsticks over the namesake Oishii roll ($14), stocked with spicy crawfish, avocado, and tempura crunch and crowned with spicy tuna, snow crab, and eel sauce. Asian-style duck fajitas ($16), curled up in a savory pancake and stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, chives, and scallions, throw worldly palates for a gastronomical loop. Grilled lemongrass shrimp ($16) saunters to tables with a posse of steamed bok choy, galangal thai ginger, and red onion, and trios of california, spicy-tuna, and eel-avocado rolls ($14.95) sing three-part harmonies to unimpressed miso soup or salad.
Oishii owner Andy Mak is a native of Malaysia, but he's first and foremost a citizen of the world. He and manager Danny Ong scanned the vast continent of Asia for the inspirations behind their menu, leaving no stone unturned and no wok unexamined. The result is a seamless fusion of cuisines that hail from Thailand, Japan, China, Malaysia, and elsewhere. An appetizer of soft-shell Thai-style crab easily sets the stage for a main course of chicken in a wok-glazed ginger sauce or a specialty sushi roll. As is the tradition throughout Asia and specifically Japan, every dish is elegantly plated and passable as a work of art.