English Speaking Chef
hello, I'm doing some research in Japanese Food and I have problem looking for a highly rated English speaking chef (preferably in Tokyo)
A search here turned up Sukiyabashi Jiro @ Roppong but a phone call to the restaurant didn't yield a good result. Nevertheless I hope to find more than 1 chef.
Was wondering if any of you wonderful folks who could point me to the right direction or provide any clues or anything that could help me in my search.
Many many thanks!!!!!
Kamimura yuichi is a Japanese chef in Niseko, Hokkaido, food is just like Tetusya's in Sydney (NSW) as he spent 5 years there. Food for me is French using Japanese ingredients - ponzu, soya base etc. Incredible combinations
He speaks English. His rest is called Kamimura. have a search on the net.
During the winter he does a set menu 13000 yen pp. He is worth talking too.
Do you speak French? If so, might I suggest Kanda. I went last year and enjoyed a wonderful and conversation with the chew-owner who trained five years in France.
mi66 , BaronDestructo, MissLambkins - thank you all for the suggestions! Much appreciated!
Kanda sounds like a possibility but we are trying to avoid sushi. Other than that, the chef needs to be a Japanese native specializing in Japanese foods!
Someone said its certainly a tall order to find such a person!
I'm sure the chef at Kanda could accomodate. It was a while ago, but I don't recall having sushi. What I do remember, however, are the hairy crab meatball, crispy shirako, and a saltwater-soaked monkfish liver that possessed the texture and subtlety of foie gras.
Whichever you decide on, do report back. I'll be heading to Tokyo again in early December and would love some recommendations.