17 years ago, Eddy Ngan and his family opened a Chinese restaurant with one of their Norwegian friends in Tromsø, dreaming of becoming the place to go for traditional Chinese food. Once they achieved this, the idea of expanding was too tempting to let go of. Ten years after Lotus Mat og Vinhus first opened its doors, they decided to broaden their menu to include Japanese food. This is how the first restaurant serving sushi in Tromsø was born. Not only did they include Japanese cuisine – they also added traditional Norwegian ingredients such as reindeer and lamb into the mix, creating an interesting fusion.