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Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Tennis Star Kei Nishikori Made Sushi (Photos)

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There's a preconceived notion that in Japan everyone makes sushi on the regular.

As much as we'd like this to be true (and we'd like to find ourselves some Japanese besties), it's not actually the case.

While in town for the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori got together with Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto at his Boca Raton Resort outpost to get a lesson in sushi making.

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Nishikori, highest-ranking Japanese tennis player, and Morimoto made rolls, laughed, and posed for photos in which they switched 'utensils' -- Morimoto proudly held the racquet while Nishikori brandishes the knife.

Morimoto was one of the original Iron Chefs from the first Japanese version of the show - the original one that spawned the American version.

He's known for a signature style that fuses Western and Japanese ingredients.

In Boca Raton restaurant, which has won New Times accolades for Best Restaurant When Someone Else is Paying and a spot on the Ten Best Restaurants in Boca, is just one of several namesake restaurants spread throughout the United States and India.

Morimoto is currently working on opening a South Beach location.

Morimoto is located at 501 E. Camino Real in Boca Raton. Call 888-491-2622, or visit bocaresort.com.

Follow Sara Ventiera on Twitter, @saraventiera.



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