How often do Japanese eat sushi in Tokyo?

The Japanese are very happy to eat sushi. But, they do not eat as much sushi as many people often think. Sushi in Japan accounts for less than 15% of Japanese cuisine. The Japanese cuisine has so many dishes and styles that there is always something new to try. In addition, the Japanese try and eat as varied as possible so when the day is over they have been through the entire diet pyramid. Sushi is a diner ...

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How widespread is the use of credit cards in Japan?

Japan is still a country where you as a tourist will find that the Japanese prefer cash payment. This is especially true in such amounts small purchase like an ice cream or drink. You will also find that small shops or eateries only accept cash. It is primarily branded stores in the major cities that accept credit cards. With the experiences that I have made over the years I can only recommend bringing plen ...

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How does pollution affect fish for sushi?

It is not surprising that the pollution we send into the sea affects the species to a greater or lesser extent. There are some areas in the oceans where there are fish that are of the finest finest quality. So there are also areas with contaminated fish. When it comes to fish for sushi you should always use the best fish. You must ask your your local fishmonger. He knows where in the world the fish he sells ...

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Have you ever tasted sushi prepared with seasonal fish?

As you very well an aware of there is many local of very good quality. Fish suitable for perfect for sushi but mostly exported abroad. For some strange reason mostly tuna, salmon and white fish find their way to sushi restaurants in some countries. I think that there are many local fish is suitable for sushi and I think it’s a pity that they are not being used since you will miss some unique flavors. If one ...

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When is it best to travel to Japan?

You can travel to Japan at all times of the year. The weather is more varied in Japan as you can experience both typhoons and rainy season. In addition, you should be aware that winter can be very cold while summers are very hot with high humidity.However, there are times of the year where it is more advantageous to travel to Japan. Spring and fall are definitely the best times to travel to Japan. At that t ...

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Did you know that fish are divided into quality grades?

Yes, fish are not just fish. In the US where I was trained as Japanese sushi chef & sake sommelier fish is divided in grades A, B and C. C fish that swims into a net and dies. They end up as fish fingers in supermarkets. B Fish that are a few days old and can be purchased from a fishmonger. A fish is the fish used for sushi and send to countries who would like to pay for quality fish. Read more about su ...

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How does sushi differ from other styles?

Sushi is a food style in Japanese cuisine that stands out from other kitchens. Denmark is one of the countries in the world who eat most sushi rolls and there is nothing wrong with that. As a starting point sushi rolls are a healthy eating because you get quite a lot of different vegetables and fish in a very short time. It is making sushi quite unique is that it is a style where you can combine the raw mat ...

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Shiitake mushrooms

The Japanese Shiitake mushrooms are absolutely fantastic it has its own unique flavor. I look forward so much to teach the courses Traditional Japanese everyday dishes "and" Japanese everyday dishes for vegetarians. " I've got the finest Shiitake mushrooms to be used on the course "Japanese everyday dishes for vegetarians." _ Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller - Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordi ...

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What is the biggest challenge of Japanese cuisine as Japanese chef?

The biggest challenge is that the Japanese kitchen is very large and varied. There are many styles like sushi as most people know in Denmark and Europe. In addition, there are styles like tempura, classic stews, soups, noodles, sticks, dishes cooked on a roast plate, deep frying dishes, grilled dishes, cooked dishes, vegetarian dishes, appetizers, snacks, dessert. There is a wealth of styles. There are so m ...

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Time for new habits – is that you?

The new year 2019 has started. I am busy planning what will happen during the year. Like so many others I also think that I live a busy life with various activities. So that's why I look for my eating habits to see how I can live a healthier life with less meat with small changes. One of the small adjustments that I am sure will do more is to eat more sushi in everyday life. In fact, you do not have to eat ...

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