Which countries produce sushi rice?

There are several countries in the world that produce rice for sushi. Of course, at the top of the list is Japan but China, Korea and the United States do also produce sushi rice. There is quite a big difference between the varieties of rice that are produced in the different countries. The rice grain itself may vary in size depending on which country has grown the rice. Of course you have to keep that in m ...

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What is Japanese chef’s view of animals?

In Japan, the Japanese population and Japanese chefs have a different view of animals. In Japan, the Japanese will only eat meat from happy animals. If the animal in question is not happy, the Japanese will not eat it. In addition, it is very normal to use the whole animal for cooking. If you take for example a fish it is normal that all parts close to what is in the intestines are used in Japanese cuisine. ...

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Are there any advantages to using Japanese ingredients?

Without a doubt yes. Ingredients have different flavors and taste according to the world they come from. The fewest are aware that Japan, Korea and China produce seaweed to sushi. Here I think the variety used to produce the tang, the taste and the quality. The same applies when it comes to pickled ginger, soy sauce and vinegar. Sushi is a nice and delicate eating so it is worth paying to buy ingredients th ...

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How often are raw jellyfish eaten in Japan?

More often than most people know. At Japanese restaurants, you don't place a freshly caught squid on the plate and send it directly to the guests. You would never do that. A raw squid that often comes from China is "prepared" with the same care as any other raw material. Very few people discover that they have eaten squid. It took me 10 years to discover that. For several years I had noticed that I was serv ...

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What seafood is best suited for sushi?

In Denmark only a few seafood is available for sushi. You often find tiger prawns on the menu which is quite a shame for many miss the unique flavors from other seafood. In Japan different types of squid is used and served in different ways. Sea urchins are extremely popular in Japanese sushi restaurants and have a delightful taste. In addition, the Japanese have a large selection of shrimps found only in t ...

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Which seafood is the most popular in Japan?

The selection of seafood in Japan is very large. All kinds of seafood are used in Japanese cuisine and many find their way to sushi restaurants. At the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, there are several different types for example shrimp in different sizes. You can find that with all types of seafood. A very popular shellfish which in recent years has taken its way to European cuisine is Uni and called Sea Urc ...

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In what way is a Japanese sushi restaurant different?

The most exclusive sushi restaurants in Tokyo are very different compared to European restaurants. The size of a Japanese sushi restaurant can vary widely, but often the restaurants are very small. There are no more than 6 - 15 seats in the restaurant and there are several reasons for that. Tokyo has 20 million citizens in a very small geographic area. Besides the many people living in Tokyo there must also ...

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How often is the menu replaced at a sushi restaurant in Japan?

Japanese trained sushi chefs have a slightly different view of gastronomy than European sushi chefs. In Japan, it is very normal to follow the season for raw materials.By that I mean that not all types of fish can be obtained all year. In Denmark we are used to that it is only in certain months that you can eat fresh lumpfish roe.This is how Japanese have with all kinds of raw materials. There are many Japa ...

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Japanese sea urchins

I am very fond of sea urchins also called "Uni" in Japanese. They are available in different qualities at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. _ 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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Which vegetable is really good for sushi?

There are several different vegetables that are obvious to use for sushi. In Denmark we are blessed with asparagus which is a vegetable that thrives in Denmark. The asparagus season is just around the corner if you visit some of the larger cities including Copenhagen, which you will be able to experience many different kinds of asparagus. The asparagus are available in different qualities, aromas and flavor ...

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