Jiro Dreams of Sushi


Electric Shadows and The Hutong team up to take you on a global journey of the senses. Every month we combine world cinema with international cuisine from a chosen country, beginning with a cooking class led by one of The Hutong’s chefs and followed by a film screening from that chosen country. This month, we’ll be visiting Japan, with a Japanese cooking class followed by a screening of the acclaimed documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

Japanese cuisine is known for its fresh, seasonal ingredients, delicate flavors, and stunning presentation. Learn how to make classic homemade dishes and discover the joy of authentic Japanese comfort food – the real deal, the stuff your okaasan and obaasan would make (if you had a Japanese mama or grandma, that is). Our March menu will feature:

Vegetable Sushi Rolls

Smoked Salmon Sesame Sushi

Karaage Fried Chicken

Dango Sweet Dumplings


Dir: David Gelb, USA, 2012, 81 mins

An appetizing documentary in every sense, Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows 85-year-old master sushi chef Jiro Ono, paying lushly photographed homage to the process of preparing the artisan sushi that earned Ono’s esteemed Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant three Michelin stars. From the complicated relationship between Jiro and his sons to the ins and outs of the tuna auction, this spirited film profiles all aspects of Jiro’s craft in tantalizing style and detail.

Food, Film and Friends is done in partnership with Electric Shadows. Electric Shadows hosts a variety of events in Beijing and beyond, including a short film showcase on the first Sunday of every month, practical experimental film workshops and an amorphous film club. For more information: www.electricshadowsbj.org / info@electricshadowsbj.org / 136 6135 9749.

Screenings are open to those who don’t wish to participate in the class (fees and starting times above), but registration on The Hutong’s website is greatly encouraged as seating is limited.

Date: Sunday, March 31st, 5:00 – 9:30.

Cost: Cooking class + Screening, 280 RMB, 220 for members.

Screening Only: 7:30pm, 30RMB
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