During the show, the inescapable topic of sushi came up. A renowned chef, Yasuda-san, owned a sushi restaurant in NYC for 27 years before returning the "mecca" of sushi in Tokyo. On the topic of the best tasting sushi, many people say, the freshest fish, straight out of the ocean. Yasuda-san says no. He doesn't shop for fish early in the morning for the freshest catch, but later. Some of his fish is aged and then frozen, yes frozen.
Then Bourdain asked Yasuda-san what is the most important part of sushi, the fish or the rice, or at least what percentage is most important. Yasuda-san said it is 90% rice. RICE. I know the rice is important but 90%?! The fish is that unimportant?
Sometimes, I don't know anything.