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 three-star Michelin Guide rating, 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.
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father.
Director: David Gelb
Stars: Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama, Hachiro Mizutani
The word "sushi" refers to the way the rice is prepared, not the fish or other toppings. Sushi rice is prepared with a mixture of vinegar, sugar, salt, and occasionally kombu (a type of seaweed) and sake (rice liquor.)
It is perfectly acceptable to eat sushi with one's fingers. Many of the guests at Jiro's restaurant eat with their fingers ...
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The name of this library is Steinway and it is on to Ditmars Blvd. Get off at the Ditmars Blvd station (N/Q) if catch subway.
After screening the film, there is a high possibility to visit a “authentic” Sushi restaurant in Manhattan or Sunnyside.