amerasia & sumo sushi
V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com
AmerAsia & Sumo Sushi
You say Confucius, I say Zen
Sometimes it freaks me out when Chinese restaurants serve sushi. Japanese food is light and neat, leaving nothing to chance. Prepared with short, meticulous strokes, sushi is the epitome of this culinary ethos. Meanwhile, Chinese food is created with broad, heavy, greasy strokes, unafraid of the chaos of a stir-fry. The two foods don’t belong together, and it often seems like they only end up on menus that are cynically aimed at ignorant Americans who think all Asian food is the same.