Have you made sushi with black rice?

It is a question I sometimes get on my sushi classes. Black rice is whole-grain rice that is healthier than white rice. Black rice contains several vitamins and minerals. I have never used black rice and I am not going to. There are several reasons for that. Black rice is much harder to cook than white rice. Nor do they have the same consistency as cooked white rice. Rice plays the main role in sushi if the ...

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Can brown rice be used for sushi?

Brown rice can be used for sushi. In the US there are restaurants that specialize in making sushi with brown rice. In 2006, I once made brown rice sushi it was during the training for Japanese sushi chef in Los Angeles. Sushi with brown rice has a nice taste. However, I think there are a little too many challenges when cooking brown rice to start making sushi with brown rice. As most people know sushi rice ...

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Why is local fish not used for sushi?

It's really good questions that I sometimes get on my sushi courses. In Denmark we have a lot of fish of very high quality suitable for sushi. It is especially whitefish found in Danish waters. In Denmark most people are familiar with salmon, tuna and tiger prawns. Seafood is to find on any menu regardless of where in the world you are. In different parts of the world have local seafood which can be advanta ...

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Unique Japanese bags made from sustainable materials

_ _ _ As most people are aware of the climate is challenged. The nature has a difficult time in many places in the world. This places new demands on us as consumer, as the environment cannot be treated for a long time in the way we have done so far. I would like to support and give the environment a much needed respite. That is why I have started selling unique and beautiful shopping bags in sustainable mat ...

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Is it best to use Japanese sushi rice?

There are many countries that produce rice for sushi such as Japan, the United States, Korea, Italy, and Thailand. Using Japanese-produced sushi rice is not a must. In Japan, there are many different types of sushi rice of different grades. Japanese sushi rice is not always the best choice if you are not used to cooking sushi rice. Some Japanese rice varieties are harder to cook than others, so buying Japan ...

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Do Japanese sushi chefs use different types of fish than sushi restaurants in Europe?

Japanese sushi chefs use many different types of fish than European sushi restaurants. Fish is a very popular raw material in Japanese cuisine. The Japanese learn to enjoy fish from when they are small. The Japanese eat as much fish as we eat meat in Europe. The selection of fresh fish suitable for sushi is bigger in Japan than in Europe. This also means that it is very normal for sushi restaurants in Japan ...

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What raw materials do Japanese sushi chefs prefer to use for sushi?

In Tokyo, the Japanese have a slightly different approach to sushi. Most Japanese prefer to eat nigiri rather than sushi rolls. If you are dining at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo the rolls will often contain something different from what we know about in Europe. In Japan, it is very normal to serve a hosomaki (small roll) to end a sushi meal. It may contain pickled plum or tuna. When it comes to sushi there i ...

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Unique sustainable shopping bags from Japan

_ As a Japanese trained sushi chef I am aware of the climate change we are currently experiencing. For a long time I have been thinking about how I can make a positive difference to the environment. As a result, I now sell in my web shop unique sustainable shopping bags and shopping bags that come from Japan. Read more about the sustainable shopping bags from Japan _ Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking c ...

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Okinawa miso soup is a healthy way to detox your body!

There are several different ways to detox the body. Some years ago it was very popular to go on a fruit diet which typically lasted a few days. Some were happy with the diet others were decided poorly by eating fruit for several days. Most people know about detox diet for example you drink different juices over 3-7 days. Juice diet can be a little difficult to implement since you will not be satisfied the s ...

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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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