First Bites

Nikko by Sunshine: Kangaroo Curry, Edible Penguins, and Live Goldfish

When we eat, we use all our senses, which is why food has to be visually appealing as well as delicious.

Master chef Sunchai "Sunshine" Naknoon is a firm believer that one should "eat with your eyes" at his new restaurant Nikko by Sunshine. At his new Brickell Bay restaurant, expect to see some surprising dishes -- with some whimsical touches.

After a 17-year career as master chef at restaurants like China Grill, Sushi Siam, and the Sheraton Bal Harbor Beach Resort, "Sunshine" opened a sushi bar at the Fort Lauderdale Hilton Hotel and Resort. Nikko by Sunshine is his first foray into the Miami market.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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