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The Idea of Non-Raw Fish Sushi

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 …

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A New Spring Dish From Start To Finish

I've been working on new dishes for the spring menu at Tribeca Canvas. As many of you know from my sushi art, I like to visualize and draw a new idea on paper before actually cooking and plating the dish. Here's how I imagined my new red snapper dish from start to …

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

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 With Morimoto Napa pastry chef Jessica Entzel 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 …

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More Sushi Art

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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Sushi Art

Drawing is my hobby, so I thought I'd share some of my sushi art with you. Enjoy! My art supplies     Chirashi (or "scattered sushi") is a bowl of sushi rice topped with a variety of sashimi and garnishes     My finger and salmon roe sushi Indian-inspired lobster …

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Morimoto Slider and Amstel Light Frozen Beer Shake

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 …

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Minister’s Award for Overseas Promotion of Japanese Food

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 …

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Valentine’s Day in Japan & White Chocolate Sorbet

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 …

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Holiday Sukiyaki

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 …

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Getting Ready for Flavor! Napa Valley

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 …

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