New Pop-Up at St. Roch – Chef Kelseay Dukae Introduces Kinoko

Chef Kelseay Dukae (Credit Randy Schmidt)

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chef Kelseay Dukae of vegan-forward sushi concept Kinoko will begin a three-week residency at St. Roch Market in T2’s space. Kinoko will open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to close, starting Sept. 26 and ending Oct. 13.

A New Orleans native with varied experience across the country, Dukae began her culinary journey in high school in sushi restaurants. Over the past fifteen years, she has hosted Cajun pop-ups in New York, catered events in California, participated on Masterchef, ran a sushi bar in the French Quarter in New Orleans as chef-owner, and led the culinary program at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia as head chef.

Now, at St. Roch Market, she will offer plant-based sushi alongside seafood favorites at Kinoko. Translating to “mushroom” in Japanese, Kinoko showcases the versatility and flavor of a wide range of vegetables — especially mushrooms — in eye-catching plates like the Ikigai Roll, featuring teriyaki shiitakes, tempura sweet potato, and charred enoki mushrooms.

Ikigai Roll (Credit Randy Schmidt)

Kinoko Menu:

JAKKU ROLL
Jackfruit sneauxcrab, tempura crunchies, cucumber and avocado (V) $8

SHIITAKE ROLL

Teriyaki shiitake mushrooms, cucumber, avocado, crushed wasabi peas (V) $8

KINOKO ROLL

Tempura seafood mushrooms, sweet chili oyster mushrooms, cucumber and avocado topped with a mixture of romaine lettuce, jackfruit sneauxcrab, tempura crunchies and spicy mayo (V) $13

IKIGAI ROLL

Teriyaki shiitake mushrooms, tempura sweet potato, jalapeño, avocado topped with charred enoki mushrooms (V) $12

SPICY TUNA ROLL

Spicy tuna, tempura crunchies, cucumber, avocado. Add tempura shrimp +3 $9

SHRIMP TEMPURA ROLL

Tempura shrimp, cucumber, avocado. Add jackfruit sneaxcrab +2 $9

POKE BOWL

Romaine lettuce, sushi rice, edamame, cucumber salad, roasted corn, avocado, wasabi peas, creamy miso dressing with jackfruit sneaxcrab or spicy tuna.  $12 – 14

MAC & CHEESE

Roasted poblano mac n cheese in a vegan cheese and coconut milk sauce. (V) $5 – 7

GARDEN GUMBO

Smoked jackfruit, oyster mushrooms, okra, greens, corn and black eyed peas (V) $5 – 7

CUCUMBER AND SEAWEED SALAD $7

 

 

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