Watch a Japanese Chef Prepare Crab Fried Rice in Under a Minute

Crab Fried Rice by Takumi Murakami

When dining out, we don't always get to see the hard work and talent that goes into preparing each dish. So it's enlightening when people share videos of chefs at work. One such case is Takumi Murakami, the chef at the Shibuya, Tokyo, location of the restaurant Kani chahan no mise. His masterful skill of preparing omurice has earned him the title “god of fried rice.”

A short video shows how the esteemed chef cooks and plates a crab-fried rice dish in under one minute. He begins by adding the rice to the large wok pan and continuously flips the rice as he adds more ingredients. Seeing Murakami toss the food over and over with incredible precision is mesmerizing to watch, but it's even more satisfying when you see the final dish come together.

After about 50 seconds of frying over the stove, Murakami transfers the rice to a dish, cupping it to ensure it retains a pleasing round shape. However, the meal isn't complete until he adds a portion of crab on top. Then, it is ready to be served.

Takumi Murakami, known as the “god of fried rice,” is the chef at Kani chahan no mise in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.

Crab Fried Rice by Takumi Murakami

He prepares omurice in under 60 seconds.

Crab Fried Rice by Takumi Murakami

After plating the rice, he tops it off with a portion of crab.

Crab Fried Rice by Takumi Murakami

Watch this video to see Murakami in action:

h/t: [Grape]

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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