Asked how he feels, Matsuda furrows his brow. “Great. Great,” he says, somberly.
“Are you sure?” queries the announcer. What the champion is thinking is anyone’s guess. Aspiring sushi masters, I’m certain, are plotting his overthrow as we speak. Chef Matsuda, along with second-place winner Soe, will represent Southern California at the upcoming SushiMaster finals in June. He raises his trophy in the air. Will there be blood? Will there be tears? There will be tuna.