Have you tried Japanese barbecue?

Japanese barbecue also called Yakiniku it is a popular dish in Japan which is enjoyed year round. In Japan there are many restaurants that only have barbecue on the menu. Japanese barbecue is very different from what we use to in Europe. The guest will order different kinds of meat and vegetables that are placed on the table. In the middle of the table is a barbecue grill where you cook the different kinds ...

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Do you know the Japanese view on sushi?

The Japanese sushi chefs have a different on sushi from the rest of the world. Japan sushi is very simple in its expression. They only use a few ingredients to create sushi pieces. The main focus is on cooking techniques. In Japan, it is very normal to spend 20-40 years on mastering different cooking techniques. The Japanese do also spend a lot of time in enhance the qualities of the raw materials by using ...

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What is Ramen noodle soup?

The ramen noodle soup is not just the ramen noodle soup. There are many variations of ramen noodle soup and many noodles have their very own unique recipe. It corresponds to the grandmother's secret meat ball recipe. There are some clear guidelines and cooking techniques that matter, no matter what ramen noodle soup it is. To illustrate how different ramen noodles can be. Then you will find pictures of 3 di ...

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Cooking class: Nigiri sushi for beginners

The cooking class Nigiri sushi course for beginners  is for people who want to get a deep insight in the different techniques used to make Japanese nigari. You learn to filet a European fish in quality that is suitable for nigiri. You learn how to use several cutting techniques to cut different kinds of fish. You're existing nigiri techniques are horned. You train different cutting techniques and hand techn ...

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Why does sushi taste in Japan in a completely different way than in Denmark?

I meet more and more people on my courses that have been in Japan. There may be different reasons why sushi in Japan tastes differently. In Japan, you will often find some completely different fish on the menu than what you find at a Danish sushi restaurant. Japanese sushi chefs in Tokyo also have a completely different background to Danish sushi chefs. The Japanese sushi chefs have a completely different k ...

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How big is the selection of fish for sushi in Europe?

Denmark is a small country with about 5 mio citizens compared to Japan where only 20 million citizens in Tokyo. Since Denmark is a small country the demand for fish is small too. In Japan it is very normal that there are approximately 20 different high quality  fish on the menu in a Japanese sushi restaurant. In Denmark most people know of tuna, whitefish, salmon and prawns for sushi. Denmark do have nation ...

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Los Angeles is a city with many Japanese sushi chefs

As a sushi chef Bar Hayama is the restaurant I know best. In 2006 I was trained to become a sushi chef at California Sushi Academy. Next to the culinary school were Toshi's sushi restaurant where we worked in the sushi bar and did catering. In 2012, I was back in LA where my teacher Toshi introduced me to a nigiri technique that takes 20 years of master. There is a big difference between whether you are tra ...

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More Japanese sushi in Los Angeles

More Japanese sushi in Los Angeles Yes, another evening of great Japanese sushi in Los Angeles. Japanese sushi is very simple in its expression but the individual sushi pieces just melt on the tongue. Last night there were several Japanese sushi chefs inside and outside the sushi bar. I get the most out of talking about sushi with Japanese trained sushi chefs. This Friday night I will be back in the sushi b ...

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Hollywood movie city, celebrities and sushi

I am in Los Angeles at the moment. On Monday, I was greeted by my Japanese sushi chef Toshi and he offered some food. It is still the best nigiri I have received to date. When I met him in 2006, I only knew that he was Executive Sushi Chef with 32 years of experience. He is a highly acclaimed sushi chef in LA. He has all the major movie companies in Hollywood as clients. Hollywood stars and celebrities are ...

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The healthiest Japanese fast food does not take more than 15 minutes to make!

The Japanese are the world's longest living population and there is a reason for that. The Japanese live a busy life like so many others. There are many in the larger cities that work approx. 10 hours a day. The Japanese also have children, family, hobbies and much else that has to be taken care of. In everyday life, the Japanese spend very little time on the food. In Tokyo you will find really many noodles ...

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