Today I bring you an old but
gold very good food documentary: Jiro Dreams Of Sushi.
This is the story of Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old Japanese chef, who owns the only sushi restaurant in the world awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating. This documentary is a beautiful meditation on hard work, family, and the art of perfection.
Jiro is a very inspiring guy, he never stops working, living in a very simple way and focused on always being able to serve the best sushi in the world for his customers. You can see his attention to the quality of ingredients (how they were transformed negatively over the years due to environmental changes), the perfect size for a single bite, the perfect moment to be served. Everything is meticulously planned.
I’ll tell you, I’ve watched this documentary just before planning my trip to Japan, and I was convinced I had to go there. However, I’m not rich yet and couldn’t afford a $345.00 AUD dinner per person. 😐 To be honest I think this would be like what I spent during my 16-day trip. 😛
Anyways, if you are a fan of the Japanese culture and cuisine, or simply a foodie, this documentary is totally worth. You can find it on Netflix, but below I leave you with the trailer.