What makes Tokyo the world's greatest food city?
"People really APPRECIATE the best produce."
"The people working there often own the places and have very few employers -- because they know EXACTLY what they're doing."
"Diversity and quality is everywhere."
"People take so much pride in their produce, especially in regional cooking styles and produce."
"The Japanese also have the same dedication and sense of attention to DETAIL."
"In terms of technique and execution, here in Japan it's done to the MILLIMETER, day in and day out," he says.
"There's also an open-mindedness, a huge passion for and dedication to what they do -- if you have to SLEEP next to the oven, so be it!"
"This spirit also applies to the Japanese mentality. We focus intensely on the QUALITY and DETAIL of what we do...."
"The bar for PERFECTION continues to raise every day for each chef."
"Chefs who have worked in Japan know that SMALL details of a dish are equally important as its taste and aroma."
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Prop stylist, food stylist, photographer © Alex Tjoa.
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