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Snoop
November 22nd, 2005, 05:33 AM
I normally don't eat sushi, but I think I can learn.:yes:

http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-11/20320429.jpg http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-11/20321765.jpg

While River North sushi spot Kizoku (http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/dining/44882,1,921284.venue?coll=mmx-ctmmx) isn't exactly new, it recently launched "body sushi." For a minimum of $500, your all-you-can-eat sushi and nigiri buffet will be served from a nubile female body.

But fresh sushi isn't Vega's main concern. "It's $20 for the sushi, and the rest is for the garnish," he jokes.

First you must set the table: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-11/20321771.jpg

The belly button can be used for dips: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-11/20321778.jpg

Atmosphere is very important: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-11/20321781.jpg

You can make sculptures with sushi: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-10/19800859.jpg

For the ultimate eating experience, go here: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-10/20251911.jpg

http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/dining/mmx-0511108-naked-sushi-chicago,1,7571315.story?coll=mmx-ctmmx

Supaiku
November 22nd, 2005, 10:28 PM
doesn't that hot bod sorta ruin the rawness of the sushi? :pant:

FruitandNut
November 23rd, 2005, 08:08 AM
Supaiku - How long do you reckon the stuff stays on her body!?

You could always take her down to the morgue and stick her in a drawer for an hour.

Supaiku
November 23rd, 2005, 08:15 AM
Supaiku - How long do you reckon the stuff stays on her body!?


I dunno be she looks pretty damned hot... ten, twenty minutes is enought time to cook fish I think.. :p

FruitandNut
November 23rd, 2005, 08:30 AM
I prefer my fish cooked and my 'chicks' hot, so it will suit me fine!

Jamie
November 23rd, 2005, 03:10 PM
Ok, I could not in good faith eat something that is right next to some woman's snatch. Her breasts? Yea, that's fine, as long as she isn't lactating.

Snoop
November 23rd, 2005, 04:11 PM
Ok, I could not in good faith eat something that is right next to some woman's snatch. Her breasts? Yea, that's fine, as long as she isn't lactating.OK, if it was a man they were using as a table, would you be tempted then? If it was a man, I would lose my appetite - I might even vomit. I have a good name for the restaurant though "Cucumbers" :)

Jamie
November 23rd, 2005, 06:04 PM
Let me rephrase. I wouldn't want any of my food served on top of male or female genitalia. I like it on a plate thankyouverymuch.

FruitandNut
November 24th, 2005, 03:35 AM
I have a good name for the restaurant though "Cucumbers" :)

Would an up-class version of this establishment be called "Cucurbitae"?

Supaiku
November 24th, 2005, 08:45 AM
You know the fluids arn't bad for you - or at least not that bad. I'm sure she takes a bath to get any external grime off though.

Jamie
November 24th, 2005, 09:38 AM
Yeah, I don't find some other girls vaginal fluids/smegma, being good for me either. Just because something won't hurt me doesn't mean I want to ingest it. She can bathe all she wants. I don't want my food near her vaginal secretions. Blech. Ugh what if said chick started her period right then and there. Yeah, women are on cycles but those can change at any given moment.

KevinBrowning
November 24th, 2005, 03:43 PM
I hate sushi, and the thought of eating food off of a stranger's body is sickening.

mrs_innocent
November 25th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Yeah, no, I'm with Kevin and Jamie on this one. I don't like any kind of sushi (yet, I keep trying it...maybe it has something to do with my husband being Japanese), and I don't like other people's naked bodies. I certainly don't want to eat off them!

Things like this are pretty big, though. The price tag attached should be a big indicator to that. I couldn't imagine telling anyone that I work AS a sushi buffet...

Supaiku
November 27th, 2005, 11:20 PM
you guys are just no fun.

FruitandNut
November 28th, 2005, 02:25 AM
How do you tell the crabs from the crabs?

Snoop
November 28th, 2005, 06:43 AM
How do you tell the crabs from the crabs?I would guess the Chef is dirtier than the female table cloth. Also, how do you know what the fish ate before they carved them up?

FruitandNut
November 28th, 2005, 09:13 AM
Tell you what, Snoops and sylje, let's forget about the $500 table cloth and raw fish and get some British style Fish and Chips and Mushy Peas, a few cans of beer, hire a couple of vids of Billy Connolly shows and have an enjoyable evening on the cheap.

ps. I can recommend the Haddock over the Cod.

Snoop
November 28th, 2005, 09:15 AM
Tell you what, Snoops and sylje, let's forget about the $500 table cloth and raw fish and get some British style Fish and Chips and Mushy Peas, a few cans of beer, hire a couple of vids of Billy Connolly shows and have an enjoyable evening on the cheap.

ps. I can recommend the Haddock over the Cod.Mushy Peas? How about Hushpuppies instead (mashed corn)? I like the idea of a cheap date Fruity, but you're not my type.

Apokalupsis
November 28th, 2005, 12:21 PM
I LOVE sushi. I'd also eat it off a "clean nubile femal body". However, I'd not pay that much for it, so I probably never will unless I'm a guest. ;)

My cousin and his g/f just got back from a 3 month, around the world vaction. They stayed in Thailand for 3 weeks and brought back a stellar sushi set for me. I introduced him to sushi years ago. I've been thinking of learning how to make it at home (it's much more complicated than peopel think).

I'm certainly not a sushi expert, but I have tried nearly everything (at mainstream sushi bars), have enjoyed it for years, and never pass down an opportunity to go eat it. ;)

CC
November 29th, 2005, 04:42 AM
Sushi along with kimchi(sp?) is often served to the masters at tournaments. I walk in the room and all they have is raw fish and fermented cabbage I just have coffee...:O)

tinkerbell
December 13th, 2005, 08:29 AM
I LOVE SUSHI!!! I Love naked people...I don't like it together. Pretty or not, you don't know where she was last night. That has to be a health violation..Do they make pubic hair nets?....But them again, give me some plum wine and sushi, no telling what I would do..My mom did tell me to try everything once.

GoldPhoenix
January 3rd, 2006, 06:42 AM
I normally don't eat sushi, but I think I can learn.:yes:

http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-11/20320429.jpg http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-11/20321765.jpg

While River North sushi spot Kizoku (http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/dining/44882,1,921284.venue?coll=mmx-ctmmx) isn't exactly new, it recently launched "body sushi." For a minimum of $500, your all-you-can-eat sushi and nigiri buffet will be served from a nubile female body.

But fresh sushi isn't Vega's main concern. "It's $20 for the sushi, and the rest is for the garnish," he jokes.

First you must set the table: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-11/20321771.jpg

The belly button can be used for dips: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-11/20321778.jpg

Atmosphere is very important: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-11/20321781.jpg

You can make sculptures with sushi: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-10/19800859.jpg

For the ultimate eating experience, go here: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2005-10/20251911.jpg

http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/dining/mmx-0511108-naked-sushi-chicago,1,7571315.story?coll=mmx-ctmmx

Sushi and horniness.

What could be better?


EDIT: Oh yea.

GP: Oops... I moved your protective leaf.
Nubile Female Body: It's all right just keep it off.
GP: HELL YEA!


lol, j/p

GoldPhoenix
January 3rd, 2006, 02:06 PM
Tinkerbell- Most female models shave their pubic hair...

Snoop
January 5th, 2006, 05:23 PM
:blush:
Tinkerbell- Most female models shave their pubic hair...Source? Just kidding - I know they do, and they get runs in their panties because of it :blush:

P.S. Get an avatar already so we know what you look like!

P.P.S. The Tewkie Williams quote is old and annoying.

FruitandNut
January 5th, 2006, 11:44 PM
I LOVE SUSHI!!! I Love naked people...I don't like it together. Pretty or not, you don't know where she was last night. That has to be a health violation..Do they make pubic hair nets?....But them again, give me some plum wine and sushi, no telling what I would do..My mom did tell me to try everything once.

OK, if her tush is as smooth as a baby's butt, she has been checked out for STDs and she is well obluted and washed - then what? :devil: :tup:

tinkerbell
January 31st, 2006, 08:38 AM
Tinkerbell- Most female models shave their pubic hair...

Waxing is much better...Don't most woman shave or wax below?..

GoldPhoenix
January 31st, 2006, 10:52 AM
Waxing is much better...Don't most woman shave or wax below?..
They should, but I know some do not...

Wait.. You asked the question:



That has to be a health violation..Do they make pubic hair nets?....

Snoop
January 31st, 2006, 11:01 AM
I don't think pubic hair is an issue here:

Kizoku Sushi & Lounge


358 W. Ontario St.
312-335-9888

A little more than a week ago, manager Eddy Pinto--who came on board late-summer, after serving most recently as food and liquor director of Las Vegas' Venetian Hotel--introduced "body sushi." By early Friday, not only did members of the media nearly outnumber lounge patrons, but Pinto was worn out from fielding calls from New York, St. Louis and Dallas. "It's been a nightmare," Pinto, 43, says of the attention. "I didn't know it was going to go that crazy." So what is it? Starting at $500, a party of four to six people can enjoy an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet presented on the torso of a semi-nude woman. Oyster shells and leaves cover most of her breasts. Cellophane, a G-string and bamboo leaves disguise her lower region. Bamboo leaves topped with sushi are also placed across her torso. And then, you dig in. (Pinto says he's currently interviewing for male sushi models.)
Hours: Dinner: 5-10:30 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday; Thursday throough Saturday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday

Fax: 312-335-9863

Male sushi models? That means the dip is in the butthole?? A scooped out cucumber and brussel sprouts as a disguise for the genitals???

GoldPhoenix
January 31st, 2006, 11:20 AM
0o;

Ewww.

tinkerbell
January 31st, 2006, 01:15 PM
They should, but I know some do not...

Wait.. You asked the question:


Well as I don't often have the opportunity to check out other womens whammies, I wouldn't know..And depending on the type of waxing someone gets there can be hair left.

And if you think women should all wax or shave the area south of the equator, do you feel men should as well? Or only if they are served up as a platter of sushi...LOL

GoldPhoenix
January 31st, 2006, 04:20 PM
Wait, you'd buy wax that doesn't remove it all? Isn't that rather unproductive?

tinkerbell
January 31st, 2006, 07:21 PM
No the wax removes everything it's placed on ;) You can wax little hearts or butterfly shapes..or even a lovers initials..Waxing is a very creative art.

GoldPhoenix
February 1st, 2006, 04:26 PM
Ewww... No thanks on that one.. I would rather not have my initials carved into her ***** hair. 0o;

tinkerbell
February 1st, 2006, 04:38 PM
They even dye the hair in all sorts of pirty colors...I have a magenta GP in mine rightnow ;)

GoldPhoenix
February 2nd, 2006, 04:10 PM
Or have her dye her ***** hair. Not really my thing at all... I like it bald. BALD, as in 50 year old man's head who's going through Chemo.

tinkerbell
February 3rd, 2006, 05:51 AM
Anyone ever try to make Sushi at home?

GoldPhoenix
February 4th, 2006, 11:34 AM
My brother was going to (Or atleast he said he was, but he either did it and didn't tell me, or he just gave up .=P).

Snoop
April 12th, 2006, 08:47 AM
Eating Sushi may help to end world hunger?? This really deserves a thread of it's own.

Sushi and Rev. Moon
How Americans’ growing appetite for sushi is helping to support his controversial church

By Monica Eng, Delroy Alexander and David Jackson
Tribune staff reporters
Published April 11, 2006

On a mission from their leader, five young men arrived in Chicago to open a little fish shop on Elston Avenue. Back then, in 1980, people of their faith were castigated as "Moonies" and called cult members. Yet the Japanese and American friends worked grueling hours and slept in a communal apartment as they slowly built the foundation of a commercial empire.

They were led by the vision of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who sustained their spirits as they played their part in fulfilling the global business plan he had devised.

Moon founded his controversial Unification Church six decades ago with the proclamation that he was asked by Jesus to save humanity. But he also built the empire blending his conservative politics, savvy capitalism and flair for spectacles such as mass weddings in Madison Square Garden.

In a remarkable story that has gone largely untold, Moon and his followers created an enterprise that reaped millions of dollars by dominating one of America's trendiest indulgences: sushi.

Today, one of those five Elston Avenue pioneers, Takeshi Yashiro, serves as a top executive of a sprawling conglomerate that supplies much of the raw fish Americans eat.

Adhering to a plan Moon spelled out more than three decades ago in a series of sermons, members of his movement managed to integrate virtually every facet of the highly competitive seafood industry. The Moon followers' seafood operation is driven by a commercial powerhouse, known as True World Group. It builds fleets of boats, runs dozens of distribution centers and, each day, supplies most of the nation's estimated 9,000 sushi restaurants.

Although few seafood lovers may consider they're indirectly supporting Moon's religious movement, they do just that when they eat a buttery slice of tuna or munch on a morsel of eel in many restaurants. True World is so ubiquitous that 14 of 17 prominent Chicago sushi restaurants surveyed by the Tribune said they were supplied by the company.

Over the last three decades, as Moon has faced down accusations of brainwashing followers and personally profiting from the church, he and sushi have made similar if unlikely journeys from the fringes of American society to the mainstream.

These parallel paths are not coincidence. They reflect Moon's dream of revitalizing and dominating the American fishing industry while helping to fund his church's activities.

"I have the entire system worked out, starting with boat building," Moon said in "The Way of Tuna," a speech given in 1980. "After we build the boats, we catch the fish and process them for the market, and then have a distribution network. This is not just on the drawing board; I have already done it."

In the same speech, he called himself "king of the ocean." It proved not to be an idle boast. The businesses now employ hundreds, including non-church members, from the frigid waters of the Alaskan coast to the iconic American fishing town of Gloucester, Mass.

Records and interviews with church insiders and competitors trace how Moon and members of his movement carried out his vision.

In a recent interview Rev. Phillip Schanker, a Unification Church spokesman, said the seafood businesses were "not organizationally or legally connected" to Moon's church, but were simply "businesses founded by members of the Unification Church."

Schanker compared the relationship to successful business owners-such as J. Willard "Bill" Marriott, a prominent Mormon who founded the hotel chain that bears his name-who donate money to their church.

"Marriott supports the Mormon Church but no one who checks into a Marriott Hotel thinks they are dealing with Mormonism," he said. "In the same way I would hope that every business founded by a member based on inspiration from Rev. Moon's vision also would be in a position to support the church."

But links between Moon's religious organization and the fish businesses are spelled out in court and government records as well as in statements by Moon and his top church officials. For one thing, Moon personally devised the seafood strategy, helped fund it at its outset and served as a director of one of its earliest companies.

Moon's Unification Church is organized under a tax-exempt non-profit entity called The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity. The businesses are controlled by a separate non-profit company called Unification Church International Inc., or UCI.

That company's connections to Moon's Unification Church go deeper than the shared name. A 1978 congressional investigation into Moon's businesses concluded: "It was unclear whether the UCI had any independent functions other than serving as a financial clearinghouse for various Moon organization subsidiaries and projects."

UCI as well as its subsidiaries and affiliates such as True World are run largely by church members, Schanker said. The companies were "founded by church members in line with Rev. Moon's vision,'' he said. "It's not coincidence."

Sometimes the links are more direct. The boatbuilding firm US Marine Corporation shares its headquarters offices with the church and lists the church as its majority shareholder, according to corporate records.

A portion of True World's profits makes its way to the church through the layers of parent corporations, Yashiro said, adding: "We live to serve others, and this is how we serve by building a strong business."

Moon predicted in 1974 that the fishing business would "lay a foundation for the future economy of the Unification Church." In fact, while Moon and businesses affiliated with him reportedly have poured millions of dollars into money-losing ventures including The Washington Times newspaper, the seafood ventures have created a profit-making infrastructure that could last-and help support the church-long after the 86-year-old Moon is gone.

Much of the foundation for that success has its roots in Chicago. True World Foods, Yashiro's wholesale fish distribution business spawned near Lawrence and Elston Avenues, now operates from a 30,000-square-foot complex in Elk Grove Village.

The company says it supplies hundreds of local sushi and fine-dining establishments. Even many who might have religious reservations about buying from the company do so for one simple reason: It dependably delivers high-quality sushi.

"We try not to think of the religion part,'' said Haruko Imamura, who with her husband runs Katsu on West Peterson Avenue. "We don't agree with their religion but it's nothing to do with the business."

Like Moon himself, who served a 13-month prison sentence for tax fraud in the 1980s, the seafood companies have at times run afoul of U.S. laws.

In June 2001, True World Foods' Kodiak, Alaska, fish processing company pleaded guilty to a federal felony for accepting a load of pollock that exceeded the boat's 300,000-pound trip limit. The firm was fined $150,000 and put on probation for five years under a plea agreement with prosecutors.

The company also has been cited for sanitation lapses by the Food and Drug Administration. Last year, after repeated FDA inspections found "gross unsanitary conditions" at True World's suburban Detroit plant, the facility manager tried to bar inspectors from production areas and refused to provide records, according to an FDA report. The plant manager told the inspectors that his True World supervisor was "a great man, that he was a part of a new religion, and that if we took advantage of him, then `God help you!'."

Later, according to that FDA report, an employee wearing a ski mask approached one female inspector, put his thumb and forefinger in the shape of a gun, pointed at her and said: "You're out of uniform. Pow!"

Saying they had been "hindered, intimidated and threatened," the FDA inspectors took the unusual step of securing a court order compelling True World to let them inspect the facility. Yashiro, chief executive of True World Foods, said in a written statement that the "isolated instance ..... arose from a miscommunication." The plant is now closed; Yashiro said its operations were consolidated into the Elk Grove Village plant in January, adding: "We maintain the highest standards of food safety."

THE OCEAN KING'S VISION

In the late 1970s, Moon laid out a plan to build seafood operations in all 50 states as part of what he called "the oceanic providence."

This dream of harvesting the sea would help fund the church, feed the world and save the American fishing industry, Moon said.

He even suggested that the church's mass weddings could play a role in the business plan by making American citizens out of Japanese members of the movement. This would help them avoid fishing restrictions applied to foreigners.

"A few years ago the American government set up a 200-mile limit for offshore fishing by foreign boats," Moon said in the 1980 "Way of Tuna" sermon. But by marrying Japanese members to Americans, "we are not foreigners; therefore Japanese brothers, particularly those matched to Americans, are becoming ..... leaders for fishing and distribution" of his movement's businesses.

Sushi's popularity had flowered enough by 1986 for Moon to gloat that Americans who once thought Japanese were "just like animals, eating raw fish," were now "paying a great deal of money, eating at expensive sushi restaurants." He recommended that his flock open "1,000 restaurants" in America.

In fashioning a chain of businesses that would stretch from the ocean to restaurant tables across America, Moon and his followers created a structure uniquely able to capitalize on the nation's growing appetite for sushi and fresh fish.

Some of the business start-up funds came from the Unification Church. In a seven-month period from October 1976 to May 1977, Moon signed some of the nearly $1 million in checks used to establish the fishing business, according to a 1978 congressional report on allegations of improprieties by Moon's church.

After acquiring an ailing boatmaking operation, Master Marine, Moon and his followers turned their attention to establishing the next link in the network. Church members who saw fishing as their calling took to the seas, many powered by Master Marine boats. Moon's Ocean Church would bring together members and potential converts for 40-day tuna fishing trips every summer in 80 boats he bought for his followers.

Many of the tournaments took place off the coast of Gloucester, Mass., by no coincidence one of the first homes to a church-affiliated seafood processing plant. Moon proudly declared in his "Way of Tuna" speech that "Gloucester is almost a Moonie town now!" (The church has since rejected the term Moonies as derogatory.)

Sometimes working surreptitiously, Moon affiliates and followers bought large chunks of the key fishing towns--in each case initially sparking anger and suspicion from longtime residents.

The church and its members created an uproar when they bought a villa that had been a retirement home run by Roman Catholic nuns. Moon was hanged in effigy in the local harbor.

Eventually, such resistance withered away. In Bayou La Batre, Ala., Russell Steiner was among community leaders who clashed with the newcomers. But like many in the town, Steiner has mellowed considerably since the church's arrival. "They have been very active in the community and are very nice people, actually," he said.

The Alabama shrimp business is among the largest in the Gulf of Mexico, and the nearby boat-building plant has not only built more than 300 boats, but also done repairs on the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy ships, according to federal documents.

And the fish businesses have thrived. Company officials say the wholesale distribution arm, True World Foods, had revenue of $250 million last year.

According to True World Foods, its fleet of 230 refrigerated trucks delivers raw fish to 7,000 sushi and fine-dining restaurants nationwide. Dozens of those trucks leave each day from the Elk Grove Village warehouse, one of 22 distribution facilities around the country.

True World Foods' Alaska plant processes more than 20 million pounds of salmon, cod and pollock each year, the company says. Its International Lobster operation in Gloucester ships monkfish and lobster around the world from a 25,000-square-foot cold storage facility that is among the largest on the East Coast.

And it is again in an expansionist mood. True World recently opened up shop in England and established offices in Japan and Korea, setting its sights on the world's biggest market for sushi.

When Takeshi Yashiro arrived in Chicago in 1980 to help set up one of the earliest outposts of the fishing empire, the area had just a handful of sushi joints. That number has ballooned to more than 200 restaurants statewide, and Yashiro's fish house has flourished.

The son of an Episcopalian Japanese minister, he immigrated to the U.S. and joined the church as a student in San Francisco. On July 1, 1982, Moon blessed Yashiro and his bride along with more than 2,000 other couples in one of his mass wedding ceremonies, in New York City's Madison Square Garden.

The Rainbow Fish House that Yashiro and fellow church members founded on Chicago's Northwest Side has become not only the city's dominant sushi supplier but also the nation's. The fish house became True World Foods, which buys so much tuna from around the world that it has seven people in Chicago solely dedicated to sourcing and pricing the best grades.

One of True World's advantages is that its sales force speaks Chinese, Korean and Japanese, making it easy for first-generation ethnic restaurant owners to do business with them.

"It's kind of tough to compete in this industry with a company that is so global, has a major presence in almost every market and that is driven by religious fervor," said Bill Dugan, who has been in the fish business for almost 30 years and owns the Fish Guy Market on Elston Avenue, near the original Rainbow shop. "We should all be so blessed."

But not all of True World's employees are church members. Tuna buyer Eddie Lin recently left True World for Fortune Fish Co., a local rival. Lin said his former workplace was not overtly religious, but he added that as a non-church member he felt his ability to advance was limited. "You can feel the difference between the way they see members and non-members," Lin said.

While disputing such assertions, Yashiro noted that new employees "have to know that the founder is the founder of the Unification Church. … It's a very clear distinction between joining the church or not joining the church. There's no discrimination, but I think our culture is definitely based on our faith."

It's that faith that makes some uneasy. Wang Kim, a Chicago-area youth ministry director and Moon critic, was certain he could find local Korean Christian sushi restaurateurs who didn't use True World because they might consider his views heretical. As Kim said, Moon "says that he is the Messiah, and we hate that."

But Kim called back empty-handed. "I checked with several of my friends,'' he said, "and they know it is from Moon but they have to use [them because] they have to give quality to their customers."

The sheer success of the venture has left lingering questions even in the minds of Moon's dedicated followers. Yashiro, the Chicago pioneer who now heads True World Foods, remembers dedicating his career and life 26 years ago to achieving Moon's dream, which included solving world hunger.

But that part of Moon's grand vision has yet to materialize. "I was wondering if we are really here to solve the world's hunger," Yashiro said. "Every day I ..... pray on it."

He still hopes True World Foods eventually will help end hunger. But until then, he said, his role will be to grow the business and make money. Copyright © 2006, Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/)

Snoop
April 12th, 2006, 09:06 AM
After reading the article above I dispute this income figure. I think it is really much larger.

And the fish businesses have thrived. Company officials say the wholesale distribution arm, True World Foods, had revenue of $250 million last year.

According to True World Foods, its fleet of 230 refrigerated trucks delivers raw fish to 7,000 sushi and fine-dining restaurants nationwide. Dozens of those trucks leave each day from the Elk Grove Village warehouse, one of 22 distribution facilities around the country.

Yashiro, the Chicago pioneer who now heads True World Foods, remembers dedicating his career and life 26 years ago to achieving Moon's dream, which included solving world hunger.

But that part of Moon's grand vision has yet to materialize. "I was wondering if we are really here to solve the world's hunger," Yashiro said. "Every day I ..... pray on it."

Here are the poll results from the article:

Poll:
http://www.chicagotribune.com:/images/clear.gif
Do you care who supplies the sushi you eat?

http://www.chicagotribune.com:/images/standard/red.gif 60.2%
Yes (450 responses)

http://www.chicagotribune.com:/images/standard/red.gif 39.8%
No (298 responses)

748 total responses
(Poll results not scientific)

FruitandNut
April 12th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Moon should have gone into politics, sounds like he has all the creds for it. I reckon he will even be able to talk his way past St. Peter at the Pearly Gates by offering to handle the Sea of Galilee contract.

Turtleflipper
April 14th, 2006, 10:17 AM
Hey, do you talk to her? I mean, your eating off her for an hour. That'd be kinda embarssing for both of you. "So, how's it going? The table cold? Want some sushi?"

Snoop
April 14th, 2006, 10:25 AM
Hey, do you talk to her? I mean, your eating off her for an hour. That'd be kinda embarssing for both of you. "So, how's it going? The table cold? Want some sushi?"There's a piece of sushi stuck in her mouth - she can't talk.

Turtleflipper
April 14th, 2006, 10:30 AM
Seriously? Well, what if you eat it?

Snoop
April 14th, 2006, 10:42 AM
Seriously? Well, what if you eat it?If you eat it you can't talk back.