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The Idea of Non-Raw Fish Sushi


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Hi everybody. I hope you are all well! I received the following e-mail from a fan:   Dear Morimoto, I’ve watched you on Iron Chef America and you are one of my favorite chefs. The reason I’m saying this is because I’ve enjoyed Asian food since I was little and because I’ve known a friend […]

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Vote Jessica Entzel for F&W People’s Best New Pastry Chef


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UPDATE: Jessica Entzel, our pastry chef at Morimoto Napa, is nominated for Food & Wine People’s Best New Pastry Chef! VOTE FOR JESSICA HERE: http://ow.ly/jDHEA Jessica’s version of the “S’more” is the most popular dessert on the menu. It’s made with a dark chocolate feuilletine, smoked soy chocolate mousse, kurumitsu graham infused ice cream, vanilla marshmallow cream and dark […]

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More Sushi Art


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As many of you already know, drawing is my hobby. I’d like to share more sushi art with you. Enjoy! I drew this salmon roe sushi yesterday:     And this is my personal favorite:   What do you think?

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Morimoto Slider and Amstel Light Frozen Beer Shake


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Dear Friends, I made these sliders this past weekend for Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and demonstrated how to make them on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan. We make these sliders at Morimoto Mexico and they’re made with 100% Wagyu beef. Make sure to enjoy the burgers with […]

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Minister’s Award for Overseas Promotion of Japanese Food


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UPDATE: ‘Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto Honored by the Japanese Government’ featured on the Consulate-General of Japan website. Click here to read it. I am honored to have received the Minister’s Award for Overseas Promotion of Food. I would like to thank everyone for their continued support. The award was presented to me this past Sunday, February 17, […]

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Valentine’s Day in Japan & White Chocolate Sorbet


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Dear Friends, Did you know that Valentine’s Day in Japan is the day for single women to tell one’s feeling to someone she is interested in with a gift of chocolate? It’s from women to men only! Men don’t give anything to women on Valentine’s Day in Japan. For couples, women are also supposed to give […]

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Holiday Sukiyaki


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Dear Friends, Christmas is just around the corner. Did you already prepare a gift for your loved ones? Do you have any plans for Christmas dinner? Meatloaf, roast chicken, roast turkey? Why don’t you add a Japanese dish to your traditional Christmas dinner this year? Maybe it will become a family favorite! For family Christmas dinner, […]

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Getting Ready for Flavor! Napa Valley


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Dear Friends, I’m excited to work with Napa Valleys’ top chefs at Flavor! Napa Valley, which will take place from Nov. 14-Nov. 18, 2012.   I will be participating in the following events: Wednesday, November 14 – Chef Kang and I will be at First Taste Napa, a small-plates kick-off accompanied by tastes of fine wine […]

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Aloha, Maui!


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Dear Friends, I’m happy to announce that Morimoto Maui will be opening at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa in the summer of 2013! This will be my second restaurant in Hawaii since opening Morimoto Waikiki in 2010. At Morimoto Maui, the menu will focus on Hawaii’s freshest, local ingredients executed with traditional Japanese […]

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Ready to Rock and Roll at the NYCWFF!


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Dear Friends, Are you ready to rock and roll with me at the NYC Wine and Food Festival? I hope so! Please join my friends and I at 11pm on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Harvard Club for “Rock & Roll with Morimoto” – a karaoke-themed, Asian-inspired, late night party presented by Eater! Last year, pals Guy Fieri, […]

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