His food is great! Not easy to find his restaurant though, kind of hidden. It was very close to where I worked in Ebisu. He still looked the same, just a bit older.
Oh if I was ever in Japan I would LOVE to try his food! I'm sure he didn't make it onto Iron Chef for nothing!
I've always wanted to try Morimoto's restaurant in Philly since it is relatively close to where I live, but I wouldn't expect to see him there. I wonder if it's even still open... must go look it up.
I always felt bad for him because he was chosen so rarely. The challengers all wanted the "big" names, like Morimoto, Chen Kenichi, and Iron Chef French Sakai.. I used to watch the original IC ALL the time. I especially liked it when they would have a secret ingredient that is relatively common in Japan, but rarely seen here in the US, like eel, sea urchin, etc. It would be good to see IC rebooted.
Come to think of it, he really didn't get chosen a whole lot, did he?
Does anyone remember the squid ink ice cream? Or when Morimoto-san did turkey sashimi?
Sadly he was off to the side so didn't get picked often.
If you are ever in Tokyo, go to the Ebisu subway station, his restaurant isn't far. I can give directions.
Yes, I remember squid ink ice cream! They will eat just about anything raw there, including liver and horse!