Is there a difference between sushi rice?

You bet there are. As a starting point, one can say that the better the quality of rice used for sushi the better the cooked rice is.In addition, there is a big difference in the quality of the rice being produced in the USA, Japan, China, Korea and Thailand. Japanese sushi rice is not necessarily the best rice to buy if you have never cooked sushi rice before. As a "beginner" one must go for the easiest ri ...

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The squid in Japan are the best!

I can never eat too many squid when I am in Japan. I love that even the smallest grill can impart the best tasty squid on sticks. The picture is taken at a small food store at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. _ Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller - Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more. ...

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What was your impression when you first tasted sushi in Tokyo?

In 2004, I traveled to Tokyo for the first time on a training session. My Japanese kendo teacher Hirakawa sensei had arranged that I was going to practise in Tokyo's best kendo club. As it was my first trip to Japan, I was told that I was going to take the bus from Narita Airport to the Sunshine Hotel in Tokyo where I would be picked up by 2 members from the Kendo Club Yushinkan Dojo. When I arrived at the ...

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Is there a difference between soy sauce?

Yes there is a very big difference between soy sauce. In Japan, soy sauce is used as a spice. There is a way to taste the food and give the final finish.In Japan, soy sauce is not just soy sauce. There are as many different soy sauce as the cheese shelf in a European supermarket. When the Japanese select a soy sauce, they first look at the following, Which dish should the soy sauce be used?What other spices ...

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Tokyo is more than skyscrapers

In Tokyo there are different types of buildings. The photo is taken in one of the side streets of Harajuku. _ Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller - Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more. ...

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This is why the weather affects the sushi rice cooking?

The weather does always affect food preparation. Cooking sushi rice is precision work, and therefore I give more attention to the small details such as how the weather affects the boiling of sushi rice. You use significantly less water for cooking sushi rice compared to ordinary rice thus becoming the little details more visible. Depending on whether if it snows rains heavily or it is a hot summer it will a ...

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Which countries produce sushi rice?

There are several countries in the world that produce sushi rice. Japan of course and, in addition, China, Korea and the United States also produce sushi rice. There is quite a big difference between the sushi rice produced in the different countries. The rice grain itself can vary in size and, of course, it has an influence on cooking the rice. However, I have most experience with using sushi rice which is ...

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What kind of fish do the Japanese prefer?

The Japanese have a slightly different view of sushi. In Japan it is believed that all types of high quality fish can be used for sushi. This means that most sushi restaurants have 15-20 different fish on the menu. With such a large selection the Japanese prefer to eat nigiri. Read more about my next exclusive pop-up sushi dinner which I will hold on Saturday 4 November  2017 at Østerbro in Copenhagen. _ Zo ...

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How do you use tofu in the Japanese cuisine?

In Japan eaten soya such as tofu is eaten in unlimited amounts it is a healthy source of protein. There are many different types of tofu in different price ranges and qualities. The selection in Japan is very high. The consistency in tofu is very different some types are soft while others are firm. Which tofu is best suited depends on what kind of dish you are making. More and more Japanese household makes ...

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How much soy does the Japanese eat?

A lot. The Japanese eat most soy in the world. Most people think of tofu which many associate with vegan food in Denmark. Tofu is far from the only soy product that the Japanese eat. The Japanese eat a lot of miso which is part of many different contexts in Japanese cuisine. In Japan, soy sauce is considered a spice on the same level as salt and pepper in European food. In Denmark most people know that soy ...

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