Masaharu Morimoto is most famously known for being an Iron Chef, but there is another side of him we don't get to see too often. In addition to his life on TV, Chef Morimoto is a successful restaurateur who has worked long and hard to build a team that can create great food at each of his restaurants. We spend time with Morimoto at two of his restaurants, Morimoto in Chelsea and Momosan Ramen & Sake in Midtown, NYC.
Morimoto had two dreams when he was a child: to become a sushi chef or a professional baseball player. After sustaining an injury, he dedicated his life to sushi and since then has applied himself to the art and practice of sushi every day. As Morimoto says, "I don't want to be a celebrity or a celebrity chef. I want to be known as a legitimate chef."
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This first appeared on MUNCHIES in May 2016.