Thursday, November 1, 2012

AT 85, JIRO STILL DREAMS OF SUSHI


If you love all things Japanese, especially Japanese food, in particular, sushi, then you would enjoy this documentary. It's an hour and a half long, so it's strictly for sushi-lovers and those with time to spare. Here's the official trailer:



"Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. 

Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar.

At the heart of this story is Jiro's relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro's legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father's shadow." ~ Synopsis from the official trailer.

Believe it or not, a meal at Jiro's restaurant can set you back 30,000 yen. That's about USD370 or RM1130 (S$452)! Even at that price, you would be lucky to get a reservation.

You might also want to read "PERFECT SUSHI" - Silva Killingsworth's review of the documentary posted on The New Yorker.

2 comments:

Antares said...

Guess the shushi dream is almost over, folks. No thanks to the breakneck pace of post-war Japanese industrialization underwritten by the banking cartels, too many nuclear reactors were built in haste. Fukushima may not be the first major nuclear catastrophe - but it most definitely qualifies as the worst... ever... on planet Earth! Radioactive sushi, anyone? No thanks, I'll pass on that.

Bananazą®‡ said...

Salute this 85 year old chef & boss for his perfect perfection in life. tQ for the inspiring entry.