At 8Asians, we’ve reviewed the highly acclaimed documentary back in March of 2012, ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi,’ but I only recently caught the film when I noticed on Facebook that the documentary was going to be airing as part of PBS’s Independent Lens series. As Independent Lens summarizes the documentary:
“Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, owner and meticulous chef of a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant. Despite humble appearances, it’s the first of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers around the world call months in advance for a reservation. The film is an elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.”
I’m glad I was finally find the time during my Christmas vacation to watch the documentary. It’s available online for viewing for free until January 22nd, 2014 here. After watching the film, I might be convinced to spend over $300 for lunch or dinner the next time I’m in Tokyo, but I’ll have to make my reservations months in advance.