I was at Kura Sushi in Costa Mesa last week and happened to be seated at the counter in the corner closest to the waiting area. Now I like this place for cheap, fast sushi....esp since they have the toro at such a cheap price. I had a clear view of them making the nigiri and was quite surprised when they sprayed onto their gloved hands some Crisco pan release!
Ummm...is this normal for kaiten-zushi out here?
Now I know how their sushi always had that nice sheen to them.