Sushi and Beyond

24 x 20 min. + 1 x 49 min. / EAN1S004-001~025 / English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, M/E, HD

With Japanese food fast becoming popular worldwide, this comedy animation follows a British family on a culinary journey to Japan. One day, British food writer Michael picks up a book on Japanese food, and instantly falls in love with it. Wanting to experience for himself how real Japanese dishes taste, on the spur of the moment he takes his wife and two children on a trip to Japan. On their first evening in the country, the family heads to Omoide Yokocho, an alley in Shinjuku filled with small restaurants. Michael tries some yakisoba noodles, which he thinks look like soggy worms, and soon acquires a taste for them. He smacks his lips after eating some fancy tempura in Ginza, feasts on chanko hot pot at sumo stable, and is blown away by crab dishes from Hokkaido. The British family’s gastronomic journey continues with all kinds of Japanese food and ingredients, including pickled mackerel sushi, tofu, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, ramen, wasabi, soy sauce, miso paste, and of course, Japanese sake!
Based on the book: ”Sushi and Beyond: What the Japanese Know about Cooking” by Michael Booth
Animation Director: Rarecho

1. Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho

2. Super High-Grade Tempura

3. The Essence of Japanese Cuisine

4. Sumo-Sized Food

5. The Fifth Taste

6. The Hardest Fish in the World

7. The Fishmonger's Fishmonger

8. Real Wasabi

9. Kitchen Tool Paradise

10. Chopstick Style

11. Holy Crab!

12. The Seaweed King in the North

13. The Ramen King

14. Tofu, The Magic of Kyoto


16. Japanese Sake Crisis

17. Sushi&Beyond

18. The World's Fastest Fast Food

19. Mad About Miso

20. Michael's Delusion

21. Samurai Shoyu-Down

22. The Secret to Long Life

23. The Naked Fellowship

24. Eating Japan

25. An English Family Eats New Year's

1. Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho