Masaharu Morimoto Quotes Archive

This is a collection of quotes about food from Masaharu Morimoto.

Posted May 28, 2023

“A kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen.”

Masaharu Morimoto
Posted November 25, 2018

“Right after I graduated high school, I joined a sushi restaurant to learn how to make Japanese food. And then spent seven years. Then that time – that’s enough. Then sushi restaurant – butchering fish and they make your body smell like fishy.”

Masaharu Morimoto
Posted June 14, 2017

“A lot of people think Japanese food is difficult, a lot of work. But you don’t have to buy the knife I have. You don’t have to train as long as I have. You can do my cooking in your kitchen.”

Masaharu Morimoto
Posted June 11, 2017

“I’ve been making sushi for 38 years, and I’m still learning. You have to consider the size and color of the ingredients, how much salt and vinegar to use and how the seasons affect the fattiness of the fish.”

Masaharu Morimoto
Posted October 28, 2014

“I buy soy sauce and flavor it five different ways: with sake, mirin, sugar, kombu and bonito flakes. I use them on lots of dishes at home.”

Masaharu Morimoto
Posted October 13, 2014

“I always have dashi in my refrigerator it’s the almighty Japanese ingredient.”

Masaharu Morimoto
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