Mohan Ismail grew up in Singapore and honed his culinary skills in New York City working with chefs such as Floyd Cardoz at Tabla and Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Spice Market. Later, he developed the menu for a cafe in the Manhattan spice shop Kalustyan’s. That’s why it was a bit of a surprise when The Cheesecake Factory’s chief executive David Overton tracked Ismail down to ask him to develop the menu for the RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen concept ...

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