Susur Lee at Frings

Bio

One could say that the virtuoso Chef Susur Lee was born with a spoon in his mouth -- but it would be a tasting spoon, not a silver one. From humble beginnings as a 16-year-old apprentice at a prestigious Hong Kong hotel to his Atlas stride atop the fickle universe of celebrity chefdom, Susur Lee has never deviated from a consuming passion: to create tantalizing dishes that blend textures and flavours in glorious harmony. Balancing the epicurean traditions of China with the classical techniques of French cuisine, Lee improvises a daring and original culinary aesthetic.

Accolades

  • Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
    Canada's 100 Best
  • Ambassador
    Canada 150
  • Best of the Best Culinary Awards
    Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • Top 10 Chefs of the Millennium
    Food & Wine
  • Contestent
    Iron Chef America
  • One of the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants
    Restaurant UK Magazine
  • Honorable Member
    World Gourmet Club
  • World’s Best Chefs
    American Academy of Hospitality Services
  • AAA Four Diamond Award
    American Automobile Association
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Toronto
  • Toronto's Best Restaurants
    Joanne Kates Top 100

My Restaurants

  • Frings
    455 King St W
    Toronto, ON
  • Lee
    603 King Street West
    Toronto, ON
  • Bent
    777 Dundas St. W
    Toronto, ON

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Susur Lee reviews  at post.venue.name
"One of the many courses from last nights custom, traditional Chinese wedding dinner!"
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"I still have a passion for pastry! 👨🏻‍🍳"
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"Look out for some new plating! Pictured here my new take on the Wild King Tingly Garlic Shrimp @Lee_restaurant"
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"Happy Easter EAT WELL!!"
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"Gluten Free? No problem! Pictured here a tasting portion of my decadent Caramelized Black Cod @lee_restaurant!"
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"Here's a behind the scenes of another successful private event at @bentrestaurant! This time the focus.... Chablis pairings! #bts"
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From My Menu

Chef Lynn Crawford reviews Braised spiced short ribs at Bent
$$$$ | Japanese, | Canadian , | Asian, | Fusion, | Modern
Trinity Bellwoods, Little Italy
1 Review
"Bent is from Toronto chef Susur Lee, who is in charge of the kitchen along with his two sons. Plates are small and meant for sharing, and the menu includes offerings from both the hot kitchen and raw bar. The room is beautiful. It’s open concept with different levels, making it feel spacious and intimate all at once. The food is delicate and delicious! The short ribs comes with truffled parsnip purée, fava beans, roasted rosemary duck fat potato, sour cream, chives, and black garlic."
Chef Claudio Aprile reviews Asian duck salad wrap at Bent
$$$$ | Japanese, | Canadian , | Asian, | Fusion, | Modern
Trinity Bellwoods, Little Italy
1 Review
"This duck wrap salad made up of marinated duck breast, duck confit, foie gras, chicken liver pâté, and Chinese pancakes is a fresh and vibrant signature Susur dish. It combines different cultures in perfect harmony. "
Chef Rob Gentile reviews Sashimi tasting at Bent
$$$$ | Japanese, | Canadian , | Asian, | Fusion, | Modern
Trinity Bellwoods, Little Italy
1 Review
"Susur Lee is a magician! His new spot, Bent, is a hit. It's great for fish and seafood. The sashimi tasting includes tuna, charred scallop, white snapper, Atlantic salmon, and medallion of lobster."
Chef David Lee reviews Slaw w/ sashima of tuna at Lee
$$$$ | Asian, | Fusion
Fashion District
1 Review
"This is an amazing salad with a variety of ingredients, including a Singaporean-style slaw that tastes perfect when paired with the tuna. This is the best salad ever!"