As you know one of my great discoveries this year has been my appreciation for Japanese food. From gyoza to edamame to teriyaki chicken to the night my friends and I tried 10 different types of sushi on the menu. All great times, with Japanese food.
And definitely plan on making return visits and hunting down a few more Japanese gems in Perth.
So for fellow fans of Japanese fare, here’s an opportunity to spend some quality time learning about one of Japan’s star sushi makers – chef Jiro Ono
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a quiet yet enthralling documentary that chronicles the life of Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo.
For most of his 85 years, Jiro has been perfecting the art of making sushi.
He works from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mould and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation.
Although his restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro only seats ten diners, it is a phenomenon in Tokyo that has won the prestigious 3-Star Michelin review, making him the oldest Michelin chef alive.
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI chronicles Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and as a loving yet complicated father of two. Jiro’s incomparable work ethic is the driving force behind JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, but the heart of this film is how that ambition has influenced his sons’ lives as well.
Eldest son Yoshikazu is the heir apparent to the sushi empire, but Jiro is not ready to retire or to relinquish any of his responsibilities. With a famous father guiding and critiquing every decision, Yoshikazu is unable to reach his fullest However, he is proud to learn from a true sushi master, thus revealing the inner struggle of how a dutiful son shows reverence to his father yet control over his own domain.
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI explores the passion required to run and maintain a legendary sushi restaurant, and one son’s journey to eventually take his father’s place at the head of the culinary dynasty.
With thanks to TM Publicity, I have been given 5 double in season passes to give away and it’s playing at the cinemas shown in the list in the picture above – so Australian readers only please. In Perth, its playing at Cinema Paradiso in Northbridge. So how to enter? Being my first comp I wanted to make it super easy, so just let me know your fave Japanese food! Either post your answer on the Perthmunchkin facebook wall (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Perth-Munchkin/105106652908030) or as a comment on this blog post. All entries will go in a hat on Friday, May 11th at 6pm and I’ll get my trusty assistant, GG, to do the draw for me. Then I’ll pop them in the post to you over the weekend.
Looks like a really interesting documentary 🙂