Mittwoch, 28. September 2011

Films about cooking - sushi

In Braunschweig/Brunswick (60 km away) they are still celebrating japanese weeks but I am not going to make it to visit. The japanese weeks will end on Friday 2011.09.30. So sad, they have a brilliant programme: showing japanese vending machines, cosplayers, story tellers, furnitures, music, films and so on.
I have seen the animes already (and I know some girls which are fully attached to manga related cosplay) but I really would like to watch this film:
Jiro dreams of sushi
 I am going to order it on dvd.

Kommentare:

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Are you a fan of Ono Jiro? Do you dream of having sushi at his place?

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

I have not seen the film yet. Maybe?

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

Maybe not, 20.000 Yen for just a little rice and fish is quite somthing. I think I would be happy with just a little fresh and flawless sushi at any kind of small and easy restaurant in Japan.

Sissi hat gesagt…

I also would love to see this film! You say they stop the Japanese weeks this week? Then they move to Switzerland probably since Japanese weeks are here always in October. Maybe there will be some films too!

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Kiki, have you seen a video like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asH4jhr8E20

It's matter of whether you are willing to spend at least 20,000 yen for only twenty pieces of sushi with little or no interaction with the sushi chef, always feeling a little upset. You would feel that you are some kind of a machine just consuming sushi one piece at a time without stopping. I wouldn't call eating in this way dining, it's not tasting, either. It's just like testing, testing to see if the sushi is worth three stars.

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

Did you watch the two guys sitting next to the japanese host? They did'nt get anything to eat at all.
And the american cook just digged in like there is no tomorrow. But this guy always diggs in in a quite rude manner. I would like to spend some money on excellent sushi. No question, but I am not that rich. Maybe I could order only 5 pieces? I have to save some money to stay at a nice ryokan and there are other kinds of food I would like to eat. If I could find such a bar as in shinya shokudo - I would like to eat some simple rather homemade dishes (made with love), maybe not wiener octopus (laugh).

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Two guys? The man sitting next to the interpreter is Yamamoto Masuhiro 山本益博, a famous food critic.

I have read some of the reviews of Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tabelog, and confirmed that customers have to pay 30,000 yen for an omakase (chef's choise) course which consists of about 20 pieces of sushi, and they spend about 20-30 minutes eating them. What a dining experience!

You can order a la carte only after you have finished an omakase course.

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

Makes 1 a minute without chewing... Would you like to visit this restaurant?

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

No way! But, I wish I were richer and become a regular of his place, listening what he has to say about sushi and everything.

Years ago, one of my petite zeitaku was to go to a traditional sushi shop nearby, as I described in detail here:
http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?/topic/108999-a-local-sushi-shop-in-niigata/
but NOW, it is to buy some food or somethig less than 1,000 yen!
I am thinking of purchasing a set of knives for my own birthday present. That will be another petit zeitaku for me.

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

You see, that is why I ordered the dvd - I am interested in sushi making. I hope you will get your knive set soon. Very good knives are something special. My husband bought me my knives as presents, but I paid him back 1 Cent each because there is the telling: give a knife as present "cuts" the friendship. It is hard to find a knife which is fitted for one: weight, grip, balance, cutting results, sharpness. And some knives are mere beauties too, very very tempting. Asking me "jewels or knife" I would go for the knife (laugh). Not very cute and girlie I know.

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

So, have you watched the DVD yet? What is your impression of it? I hope you post about what you have thought of the DVD in a separate post!