The World's Most Mysterious Sushi Provider

New Jersey's True World, a company linked to the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, dominates the distribution of raw fish

Like many of the top sushi chefs in the U.S., New York City--based Nick Kim buys fish from a company called True World Foods. "They know exactly what we're looking for. If you can close your eyes and picture anything from Tsukiji market [the legendary Tokyo marine emporium], they can get it for you," Kim says. "It's a great personal relationship."

Personal? By all accounts, True World is one of the largest--if not the largest--suppliers of fish to sushi restaurants across the U.S. Yet it is a mysterious company, one whose exact dimensions are unknown, whose own employees can't identify its...

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