New York’s Mercer Kitchen Gets Big Flavor from Little Soya

Mercer Kitchen

It is our great honor to announce that Mercer Kitchen is officially a new Little Soya client!

Mercer Kitchen, the in-house restaurant at the sleek and sophisticated Mercer Hotel, is the culinary creation of world-famous Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The internationally renowned French chef is simply one of the best in the world, and he has opened a number of three and four star restaurants worldwide. His culinary vision has revolutionized the way we eat, and that’s why it’s such a tremendous honor for Little Soya to be a featured ingredient in several dishes at his New York eatery Mercer Kitchen.

Since opening in 1998, Mercer Kitchen has been a culinary hotspot that has attracted tourists, celebrities, and local foodies alike. The beautiful restaurant is located in the basement of a historic 1800s building, and its exposed brick walls, candlelit sconces, and communal table gives it a sexy, timeless, iconic look.

Mercer Kitchen features an American Provencal menu where fresh, seasonal ingredients are showcased in a simple yet elegant style where every flavor shines through and delights the palate. In a restaurant where just a few simple ingredients can come together to create compelling, mesmerizing flavors, it only makes sense that Little Soya, the best tasting soy sauce in the universe, would be a favorite ingredient of the chefs.

Chef Chris Beischer told us simply, “Little Soya makes my food taste better.”

Currently, Little Soya is a featured ingredient in four delightful dishes, including:

Crispy Rice Sushi, Sashimi Salmon, Chipotle Mayo and Ponzu

Salmon with crispy sushi rice

Sushi rice is crisped and then topped with a spicy mayo and thin slices of sashimi salmon. The salmon is glazed with sweet Little Soya ponzu and garnished with cilantro and mint.

 

Tuna Spring Roll with Soy Bean Puree

Tuna spring rollSashimi grade tuna is seasoned with pickled ginger, wrapped in a spring roll wrapper and then crisped. It is sliced and served with a purée of soybeans, cilantro with a touch of garlic. Little Soya soy sauce and green Tabasco garnish the plate.

 

Steamed Shrimp Salad with Avocado, Mushroom, Tomato, Champagne Vinaigrette

Steamed shrimp saladThis salad is composed of organic baby lettuces, avocado, diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms and freshly steamed shrimp. It is dressed with our ‘house vinaigrette’ (olive oil, Little Soya soy sauce, truffle juice and lemon juice) and creamy champagne vinaigrette.

 

Prime Niman Ranch New York Strip, Gingered Shitake Mushrooms, Caramel Soy Infused Sauce, French Fries

Prime niman ranch new york stripA prime Niman Ranch New York Strip is grilled and topped with gingered shiitake mushrooms, simmered broccolini and a sauce made from reduced Little Soya soy sauce, honey, lime juice and butter. French fries are served alongside.

 

Mercer Kitchen is located in the heart of SoHo at 99 Prince Street, New York, NY, 10012. Click here to make reservations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Soya finds a new home!

The latest buzz that has the entire Little Soya executive team and staff excited about? First off, let me share with you our executive team has been growing by leaps and bounds!  It’s really a great feeling to see our years of hard work coming to fruition right in front of our eyes.

 

And, we’re proud to say we’ll be moving into our new offices this Friday! We’ll be located on 290, just off the freeway – at 10900 Northwest Freeway, Suite 208, Houston, Texas 77092. All I know is now it will be even easier to work together to discuss our future plans of soy sauce global domination all over the world!
 
What are your thought and opinions? Do you prefer the work office environment? Or are you well disciplined enough to work from home?
 
Some believe that quality and speed are often sacrificed when you work from home, and that physically being together is more productive. But others can argue that maybe working from home can be more efficient, whereas you don’t have to waste time in traffic, reduces the company’s real estate costs, and improves employee morale. 
 
What do we think?? Little Soya staff believes that there isn’t a clear distinction between work and home… we’re constantly running around making sure all of our beloved fans and supporters have Little Soya when and wherever they need it:) WE LOVE OUR JOBS and hope you love yours too! 
 
Peace, Love, & Soy Sauce
 new office
 

Little Soya makes a splash at the 8th Annual ICC in New York City

 

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Little Soya was very excited to travel to New York City and attend the Starchefs 8th Annual International Chef Congress. This is a one of a kind event where we were  honored to be in the presence of 140 world class chefs, pastry chefs, & mixologists.

All 3 days were filled with tons of presentations, seminars, pop up lunches, and tastings. The livelihood and energy of everyone under one roof enjoying some of the best food and wine from all over the globe was definitely a memorable one!

Day one we witnessed the first annual barbecue competition, Smoke@ICC. It featured ten small but very famous pit masters that had a face off competition.

And drum roll please… the winner of this one-of-a kind competition went to Team Carillon from Austin, Texas! Congrats Carillon! Besides winning an all-expenses paid trip to Korea, they also received a chance to enter & compete at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.

Eating all of the yummy briskets that each restaurant served was only half the fun. The other half consisted of seeing all the beautifully plated dishes being created before our eyes by world famous Chefs such as Philip Speer of UCHI (one of our top clients) and James Beard award winner Chef Johnny Iuzzini.

The highlight of our trip was meeting THE Danny Bowien from Mission Chinese FoodHis story of how he started up his restaurant (recently ranked by Bon Appetit Magazine as the second Best New Restaurant in America and by GQ Magazine as the fourth Best New Restaurant in America) was inspiring and definitely reminds us of our own humble beginnings. NYC Mission Chinese Food was launched in 2012 and the unique culture of the restaurant still exists, which is why many of us love it.

 

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In the end we met many fantastic chefs who showed us new techniques and culinary concepts that we were proud to take back home with us.

One thing is certain… Little Soya left a mark in NYC and the restaurant industry keeps demanding for more of America’s favorite soy sauce!

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