What is the first thing a Japanese notice when they eat sushi?

When the Japanese order sushi they use other criteria to evaluate the food. When it comes to sushi Japanese favorites are nigiri. The selection of fish is very large in Japan and it is very normal that you find 15 to 20 different fish on the menu. What Japanese first looks for when eating sushi is whether the rice is cooked to perfection. Sushi rice must be soft but also firm in the consistency.  It's a bal ...

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The reason why my Japanese sushi chef back ground a little different?

What many are not aware of is that I first started training the Japanese fencing called kendo in Denmark. In 2004, I traveled to Japan for the first time on a training camp. During the stay I was introduced to Japanese cuisine both traditional dishes but also sushi. In 2006, I was educated to become a Japanese Sushi chef & sake sommelier. Since then, I have traveled to Japan almost every year to inspire ...

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How often does the Japanese eat sushi in Tokyo?

It is very different how often the Japanese eat sushi. Like so many others the Japanese live a busy life. They work 10-15 hours a day. On their way home from work, they eat healthy fast food or take-away sushi. On weekends the Japanese have more time so it is very normal to spend many hours at a restaurant and sushi. In Japan, going out and eating dinner is a way of being together I have been going to Japan ...

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How much sushi do the Japanese eat?

The Japanese do not eat as much sushi as many in European believe. The Japanese are very fond of sushi. In Japan, sushi accounts for less than 15% of Japanese cuisine due to the fact that Japanese cuisine has many unique styles to offer. The Japanese cuisine spans just Kaiseki which is a dinner consisting of 7-12 small dishes, tempura, yakitori, stews, grilled dishes, deep fried dishes, noodles and much mor ...

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Why is it difficult to cook sushi rice?

There are several reasons why it is difficult to cook sushi ris. You use less water compare to "normal" rice which means that it only that it takes very little to get them wrong. The perfect sushi rice is solid but at the same time soft. It very diffcult to cook perfect sushi rice. Another factor that has a major influence on cooking sushi rice is the weather. If it rains, snow or a hot summer day it will a ...

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Cooking class: Sushi for beginners

The cooking class Sushi course for beginners is for people who would like to learn how to make different kinds of delicious Japanese sushi. In the long run you can save money by making your own sushi. You learn how to boil the perfect sushi rice. You learn about the Japanese ingredients used for sushi. You learn about what you should be aware of when buying fish from the fishmonger. You learn to prepare dif ...

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How often should you sharpen Japanese knives?

There is not a specific rule for that. It depends on the material your knife is made of. Some Japanese knives need to be sharpened every time it has been used and others need to be sharpened a few times a year. The knives that I use in my work as Japanese trained sushi chef are all purchased in Japan. They are high quality knives and made of high carbon steel. The advantage of this type of knife is that the ...

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Did you know that nori seaweed is the healthiest vegetable?

Dried seaweed nori used for sushi is the healthiest vegetable in the world. It is the vegetable that contains the most vitamins and minerals. One piece of sushi nori corresponds to 600 grams of vegetables. In Japan, sushi nori is found in many different qualities depending on whether it is produced. China, Korea and Japan produces different kinds of seaweed nori for sushi. As the range of seaweed is very la ...

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Noodle soup is very popular dish all year in Japan

Most people in Euope prefer to eat hot noodles in spring / autumn and winter. In Japan, you can get many different type of noodle soup which can be at diffrent time during the year. In Japan, the selection of different noodles soups is so large that there are cold noodle soups which are eaten on hot summer days and warm noodle soup which the Japanese prefer to eat during the cold winter months. In Denmark a ...

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

Yes, there is a huge difference between sushi in Japan. Just like in Denmark there are several different quality levels of Japanese sushi. Running Sushi is also very popular in Japan. The type of sushi restaurants gets many visits by students and young people. Then they are the middle level which is a level above Sticks & Sushi in Denmark. Sushi within that quality level appeals to the general populatio ...

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