It’s difficult to overstate how silly the Western dislike for durian looks from East and Southeast Asia. Across Asia, durian is actually selling like never before. Long a coveted fruit, the durian has, in recent years, become the focus of a full-on food craze.
Eiraku is the last surviving sushi bar in a cluttered neighborhood in an obscure area of Tokyo. Caught between the rarified world of $300 dinners and the brutal efficiency of chain-restaurants, mom-and-pop shops like Eiraku are fast disappearing.