You may recognise the sushi master in the video below, from the seminal food film, Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
His name is Daisuke Nakazawa, and having trained under Japan’s most famous sushi master, Jiro Ono, for many years, he then moved to New York, to open high end sushi spot Sushi Nakazawa, widely considered to be one of the best sushi restaurants in the US.
There, he’s developed a style he calls 'New York-mae,' which adapts edo-mae style sushi to New York tastes, using lots of local products and veering away from strict sushi traditions where necessary, over a 20-course omakase ('Chefs's choice') menu.
As well as talking about his time with Ono, Nakazawa has a load of tips to share in the video below from First We Feast, from how to butcher fish to the importance of using fresh wasabi and ginger.
He also offers a 10-step guide to how to make the perfect nigiri, from ensuring your fingers are moist enough to how to shape the rice correctly, which ultimately will effect mouth feel.
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