"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."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Masaharu Morimoto on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Masaharu Morimoto on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Masaharu Morimoto on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Masaharu Morimoto on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Masaharu Morimoto on Benjamin Franklin
"When I was a kid, I have two dreams. I want to be a baseball player. Hometown, Hiroshima, has a Japanese baseball franchise team called Hiroshima Carps. You know, and then I want to be a sushi chef. I want to make own restaurant - sushi restaurant."
"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."
"Culture and tradition have to change little by little. So 'new' means a little twist, a marriage of Japanese technique with French ingredients. My technique. Indian food, Korean food I put Italian mozzarella cheese with sashimi. I don't think 'new new new.' I'm not a genius. A little twist."