Tuna is just tuna

In 2012 I visited my Japanese sushi chef instructor Toshi in Los Angeles. I got some private lessons in his restaurant where he introduced to a nigiri technique that takes 20 years to master.  One day one of his talented Japanese sushi chefs showed me 2 different kinds of tuna. Tuna is called  toro and the piece on the left side is matured up to 3 weeks before it is used for sushi. Read more about Sushi che ...

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Strengthen your health and prevent cancer

Yep, it is possible to strengthen your health without consuming ​​several different supplements. There are many people including myself who want to enhance their health. The older I get the more conscious I become about living healthier ie. to have healthy diets and exercise several times a week. And with age, women's focus is especially on breast cancer prevention. Okinawa miso soup is a unique experience ...

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Can all types of seafood be used for sushi?

For that I have to say both Yes and No.It depends a lot on how it is used in sushi.You have to think that seafood has a completely different texture than fish. Most fish fillets are quite firm in the meat.If you look entirely at seafood they remind you most about a bag of mixed candy. Seafood comes in many different sizes, tastes and texture. It is the raw material that is the hardest to use for sushi.Some ...

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Why seaweed used for sushi is so healthy?

The Japanese are the population of the world who live the longest in the world and for good reason. The Japanese eat large amounts of seaweed and it is not only when they are having sushi. There are many different types of seaweed depending on whether it is to be used for soups, cold dishes, hot dishes, a starter or a salad. The different types of seaweed produced to be consumed are very healthy. Seaweed us ...

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Who is Toshi my sushi chef teacher?

Toshi is a well known Executive sushi chef and sushi instructor in Los Angeles. He has almost all the movie companies in Hollywood as customers and do also have celebrities as private clients. He has 40 years of experience as a Executive sushi chef. Toshi has a Japanese approach to sushi and a way of life. The Japanese culture is very result-oriented when it comes to work and sport. If I pracise kendo in Ja ...

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How strict are Japanese sushi chefs in their handling of food?

Japanese sushi chefs are stricter when it comes to handling raw materials to sushi. There are several reasons for this. Japanese sushi chefs have a completely different view of sushi and, the ingredients used for sushi. Sushi is a dish that you do not fry or cook as we know from dishes such as lasagna. Sushi is a dish that is cooked as little as possible, which means that it places greater demands on the wa ...

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What is one of the biggest challenges of a knife?

When making sushi the knife play an important role. The secret to tasty nigiri include your ability to cut fish to perfection. The more a clean cut you can make the more tasty is nigiri pieces too. The reason is that even the smallest "wrong" section of a fish or vegetables can be tasted. It is also important to know the structure of the fish as it has a direct impact on how clean a cut you can make. If you ...

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Is there a difference in the quality of sushi in Japan?

Yes, there is a difference in quality in Japan. As in Denmark, the quality of sushi differs but the range is much bigger. At the lowest level, you will find Running sushi, which most people outside of Japan have heard of. In Japan, most of the students eat at running sushi. In Japan, there are several levels of gastronomy. Most people in Denmark consider three star Michelin restaurants as the highest. In Ja ...

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What Japanese raw material is in season right now?

In Japan, Japanese chefs prefer to use raw materials that are in season when they cook food. In Tokyo, Japanese dishes often contain ingredients that most people outside of Japan do not know like Chinese horse radish. Chinese horse radish is a very popular raw material in Japanese cuisine. In Tokyo, Chinese horse radish is used in various ways. Chinese horse radish is a raw material that is often pickled an ...

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Okinawa Miso Soup

The classic Japanese cuisine is unique and different to the rest of the world. The Japanese people are very conscious of what they eat.  In the Japanese cusine each individual dishes are composed in such a way that they either detox the body or feed the body. There is a reason why the population of Okinawa is the longest-lived population in the world. I have developed a unique 14 days miso soup experience w ...

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