The word sushi wasn‘t yet part of the great majority of the Portuguese‘s vocabulary when Paulo Morais was already recognised as an expert on the subject. He was one of the pioneers of Japanese cuisine in Portugal and is undoubtedly an expert in oriental cuisine. The chef graduated from the Lisbon Hospitality School and had his first professional experience at Furusato, one of the first Japanese restaurants in Portugal. Professor at the Estoril School of Tourism and Hospitality, he led restaurants like Midori, Bica do Sapato, Umai and Rabo d’Pêxe, which he left to take over the kitchen and management of Kanazawa, the most exclusive Japanese restaurant in the capital. His book “Manual de Cozinha Asiática” (Asian Cuisine Manual) compiles recipes from various Southeast Asian countries.