Found this trailer on my facebook newsfeed and it got me interested. Jiro is the best sushi chef in Japan, with a humble sushi shop in a subway station. He still wants to get better. I’d be interested in watching this film.
If he looks familiar, maybe that is because you have seen him featured in Anthony Bordaine’s No reservation:
I haven’t raved about a restaurant for the longest time. In Japan, I have gotten used to delicious food wherever I go so good food has gotten to be the norm. However, Asawa and I recently had dinner at Bistro La Toture and found the food to be splendid. It is a small two story restaurant in Sumiyoshi that serves home-cooked French cuisine. The first floor consists of 4 counter seats where you can watch your dishes being cooked, and the a second floor which could have been taken right out of a quaint French home. (more…)
Freshly baked Croissants
Hakata Station is brand spanking new, and you have probably just arrived from a 4 hour shinkansen ride from Tokyo. Thousands of people crowd you, and ominous signposts confuse you more than help you. You probably just want to head straight to your hotel (if you manage to find the Station exit) or to a familiar coffee shop near by. Or, you may be on your way to catch the next train to Osaka. But take this word of advice, never pass through Hakata Station without buying some Croissants from Il Forno del Mignon. It is an institution way before Hakata Station was renovated. You may have to wait awhile because of the long lines throughout the day, but these lines are but testament to the treat that awaits you once you get to bite into one of them croissants. Also, this ensures that they have to keep making a fresh batch, giving you a greater chance of buying freshly baked ones.