One of the most important skills for any chef is to have excellent knife skills. This is especially true at Hissho for our sushi and Pan-Asian hot bar chefs. To see them at work in our kitchens is mesmerizing and entertaining. Remember when you were a child and first were allowed to use a knife? How awkward and uncomfortable it seemed in your hand as you tried to make it do what you wanted it to do.
These are skills are honed over a lifetime, and the ones that get it are awesome. Our Hissho chefs would put many to shame as their fingers fly so quickly you can hardly see them. And what they produce is a wonder. The Asian chefs who are also artistic are able to create so much beauty from simple fruits and vegetables.
A chef friend sent Hissho a Facebook post that we found fascinating, and we would like to share it with you. It’s a Japanese chef preparing traditional items with as much austerity as anyone I’ve seen. Hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did.