I came across Susumu Tsuchihashi, the subject for this month's FACES interview for LA.com's Fooditude newsletter when I sampled the imagawayaki at his Beverly Hills bakery, Fulfilled.
We originally planned to meet at the Palihouse Holloway Hotel, but when I arrived on Monday morning, I found a full-blown movie filming in progress, complete with Forrest Whitaker running lines in the corner, so we skipped down the road to Hugo's for a quick bite and an in-depth grilling.
Among other topics, we talked about Susumu's business, the history of imagawa-yaki, and his plans for the future of Fulfilled. Take a look.
FACES: Susumu Tsuchihashi: http://www.la.com/ci_12246312