I eat soup noodles for comfort. In fact, noodles of any kind. It's a food that is very easy to eat; it's very soothing and comfortable, too. If I could choose any, I'd say buckwheat was my favourite: it has a very good flavour and is healthy, too.
Sushi is something very exclusive. It is not like a McDonald's, not like a hot dog, not like a French fry. It's very high-class cooking in Japan.
I like both potatoes and rice. You can do a lot with both of them. But if I could eat only one carbohydrate for the rest of my life, I wouldn't choose bread, potatoes or even noodles. I'd go for rice instead; I eat more of that than anything else.
My business partner Robert De Niro knows a lot about hotels; he opened the Greenwich Hotel in New York City.
Making sushi is an art, and experience is everything.
With sushi, it is all about balance. Sometimes they cut the fish too thick, sometimes too thin. Often the rice is overcooked or undercooked. Not enough rice vinegar or too much.
The fine art of preparing sushi is something that you watch and learn.
I like Mercedes because my wife has been in two big accidents and emerged without a scratch, thanks to the safety of these cars.
Businesses that run well are almost like marriages. Everything has to be up for discussion, or there will be real problems.
You know how kids dream of being soccer players or actors? Well, my dream was to be a sushi chef.
I remember watching steak being cooked on TV and wanting to try it. As a special treat, my mother cooked it for me, and I thought this would be the time I would eat with a knife and fork. Alas, I ate it with chopsticks!
People eat the chicken, people eat the beef, they still say, 'Don't kill the fish.'
I am very lucky to consider many of my business associates friends. Some are closer than others, but I respect and value all of them.
My cooking is very simple, so I don't really use machines at all. A knife, cutting board, frying pan and strainer are my essentials.
When I'm dining out privately, I tend to avoid fine-dining venues; I like things to feel casual.
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