Gourmet House came to Michigan City, IN in 2006, in hopes to share the town with its vast taste and food. The owners of Gourmet House come from Fuzhou, China.
Fuzhou lies on the north bank of the estuary of Fujan's largest river, the Min River. Fuzhou cuisine is one of the four traditional cooking styles of Fujan cuisine, which in turn is one of the eight Chinese regional cuisines. Dishes are light but flavorful, with particular emphasis on taste, known in Chinese cooking as "xianwèi" (traditional Chinese: ??; simplified Chinese: ??), as well as retaining the original flavor of the main ingredients instead of masking them. In Fuzhou cuisine, the taste is light compared to that of some other Chinese cooking styles, and often have a mixed sweet and sour taste. Soup, served as an indispensable dish in meals, is cooked in various ways with locas seasonal fresh vegetables and seafood.