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Review: Marumi Sushi is a slice of Japan in Plantation | Video

Review: Marumi Sushi is a slice of Japan in Plantation | Video

 

★★★

I have many fond memories of the month I spent in Japan covering the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. Bullet trains, heated toilet seats and my first glimpse of high-definition TVs were all nice, as was an elegant opening ceremony that concluded with a moving rendition of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy.

Perhaps my fondest memory is of the small and unassuming neighborhood restaurant just down the block from the media village. It was open late. It served sushi, and it also had funky and exotic dishes such as uni (sea urchin) and natto, fermented soy beans that stunk to high heaven and were coated in a sticky and scary paste that pulled apart into long,...

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