Working as a sushi chef has this mystical view from the outside. Perhaps it’s the rhythmic way they move, the way sushi has been elevated as a high art thanks to movies like Jiro Dreams of Sushi, or the fact that Japanese food is steeped in tradition – sushi chefs are fascinating.
In the video below, produced by Munchies, we get to see inside the life of Shinichi Inoue – a sushi chef who trained in Japan before deciding to open his Sushi Inoue restaurant in Harlem – something that apparently would have been unheard of 20 years ago.
Inoue speaks about his passion for being a sushi chef and what it’s like to stand behind the counter serving people day after day.
It’s an interesting look into what motivates a chef. Inoue also claims that of the sushi chefs working in the US right now, he’s probably the only one to have trained in Japan for 20 years.