Best Quotes from Questlove’s Trip to Sukiyabashi Jiro #QuestToJiro
“In the next theater was some documentary about sushi. Eh…I was tired anyways….but then when I read the Rotten Tomatoes reviews (99%) I was like “hmmmm why not?…I like sushi, lemme see what’s up”. What I saw changed my life. It wasn’t a mere film about the worlds greatest sushi innovator. This was Gladwelll’s Outliers come to life.”
“Once a commentator mentioned that making a pilgrimage halfway around the world for a mere sampling of food is worthy of the perfect unattainable 3 star Michelin rating I knew then and there where I wanted to spend my birthday. Thing was my bday was some 9 months after this film came out. And with my schedule there was no telling if I’d be free for this trek. So I made a move on faith: planned my trip blind and prayed by September I’d be cool. The risk is you don’t wanna plan a 5 figure lunch trek without the verification being iron clad. I thought September…..truth was I wasn’t 100% confirmed (no fallon, no DJ gigs, roots okay with us turning down inauguration, and Jiro giving us the “ok” until 3 weeks ago…..6 months after I $helled out arrangements. Talk about faith!”
Gotta tell you, the tension and pressure in that small arse space (long counter for 10!!!!! Ha! My spot has him beat by 6 chairs!—-wait did i just let the cat out the ba—-uh nevermind that for now) thing is he is 88 years old and has his entire staff uptight so they are super scowly and it was like I didn’t know if I should inhale or not. Soon thereafter I started having nightmares about dropping the food. Should I use my hands like I saw in the movie? or should I use chopsticks like my mama taught me? …I wasn’t this afraid to breathe in an establishment since the first time I set foot in Will Smith’s crib…The guide on the left is less a menu and more of a story. You will eat 16 pieces. And you are gonna love it.