Tuck Box - Discover the Oisoi concept

Max Castaldo (left) and Jay Wang, Oisoi
Max Castaldo (left) and Jay Wang, Oisoi

Sheffield becomes home to a new concept in Oriental food from Monday with the opening of Oisoi – flagship of an exciting new brand.

The St Paul’s Place store combines artisan food market with first-floor dining. So customers can choose their ingredients then watch their food being prepared in a glass-fronted kitchen.

Oisoi is the result of years of planning by founder Jay Wang, featuring products not available elsewhere.

Customers can watch chefs at work on the fresh noodle counter; read the stories behind the products; or go to special events and cookery demonstrations.

Jay says: “I’m excited to be sharing this delicious food, and the story of the producers, with the people of Sheffield and beyond. We’re offering a new concept in shopping and dining.”

Head chef Max Castaldo – who has worked in top restaurants across the world – says: “The Oisoi menu is like no other in the region. We want our diners to experience food in new and exciting ways… we hope to push the boundaries.”


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