Thursday, 8 September 2011

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

He does indeed. In fact, the film begins with him telling you about the sushi ideas he gets in his dreams.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is about, strangely enough, Jiro, and his unusual sushi restaurant. This is one of those places that is at the high end of the craft, and that comes through with the care with which Jiro makes sushi, but also the entire process of buying the fresh fish, cooking the rice right, and cutting the food in just the right amount.

We also meet the others in the restaurant, his family members, and a food critic, and find out that not all of his success is independent of the others (and indeed his son might be the reason he is highly regarded). This also shows off aspects of the Japanese culture which are just fascinating to me (if anyone knows of a good series that explains modern Japanese culture, I'd like to read it in the comments).

Good movie, although could potentially be tightened in a few places.


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