We’re used to seeing Masaharu Morimoto perform his culinary acrobatics on Iron Chef, fashioning sushi out of bell peppers or combining Coke with fermented soy beans for an off-the-cuff dessert. But like anyone else, the chef has comfort foods that he returns to frequently when he’s not in the throes of competition. One of those is curry rice, a staple of Japanese home-cooking that always kept him satisfied during his years as a baseball player.
When recounting his career-changing dishes, Morimoto explained:
Watch the video above to see Morimoto make his mom’s curry rice and reminisce about his childhood dreams—including how he realized he wanted to be a sushi chef.
A riff on curry rice called “Loco Moto” that the chef serves at Morimoto Waikiki.
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