Sota Kitaoka, 20 years old, working at Ginza's famous "Tomikyu" under a strict but passionate boss, struggling and aiming to be a chef. One day he will make food that reaches peoples' hearts...
I am so glad that I found this on Net Galley as it combines my love of manga with my love of foodie stories. Although this is a fictional account of a young wannabe cook at a famous Tokyo restaurant, Tomikyu, I feel like the stories reveal cultural and foodie culture truths that make Japan so very unique.
I appreciate that the first story really identified the humility of Soto and his work ethic that will help him to succeed. That was a great way to identify this character and his gambatte spirit. Other values that are highlighted in this manga:
- there is honor in even the most menial jobs
- if you want to learn something, you have to show that you are willing to put the work in beforehand to show that you are "teach worthy"
- ingredients, including water, are important
- there are no cutting corners on quality
More from this very enjoyable character please.
An advanced copy provided by Net Galley and the publisher for an honest review.