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Morimoto Beer!

Dear Friends, Yes, that is correct, I have my own line of beers through Rogue, which is a small revolution and expresses itself through handcrafted Ales, Porters, Stouts, Lagers and Spirits. There are 4 different kinds to choose from and they’re available at all of my restaurants as well as select retail markets. Here is [...]

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Super Bowl Shrimp Nachos

Super Bowl XLVIII is almost here. Whether you’re a Seattle Seahawks fan, Denver Broncos fan or just a fan of Super Bowl commercials, great food is essential to any Super Bowl party. One of my favorite snacks during the Super Bowl is nachos. Below is my recipe for Shrimp Nachos. I’ve even included my recipes [...]

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Opening in 2014: Chicago and South Beach

Dear Friends, I’m happy to share with you some exciting news. I have two new projects that I have been working on that will be opening this year: Japonais by Morimoto in Chicago I will be collaborating with the Japonais team and we are remodeling and reopening their Chicago location. We will be adding an open kitchen, [...]

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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 this past Sunday, February 17, [...]

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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 are also supposed to give [...]

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Aki Matsuri 2012

Dear Friends, I’m excited to be a special guest at the Gohan Society’s Aki Matsuri 2012, Japanese autumn festival. The event will take place on Oct. 4th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Brooklyn Brewery. I will be talking about the traditional point of view of sushi. I will also be demonstrating simple sushi cooking. [...]

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