Are there more options within the vegetarian cuisine?

Yes, there are undoubtedly several gastronomic possibilities in the vegetarian kitchen. As you know a tomato is not just a tomato. There are several hundred different tomato varieties each with their own unique flavor and nuances. When it comes to sushi everything is eaten raw and the sushi chef's skills are really tested as it requires a longer preparation and clarification of the individual vegetables. Ve ...

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How do you use tofu in the Japanese cuisine?

In Japan eaten soya such as tofu is eaten in unlimited amounts it is a healthy source of protein. There are many different types of tofu in different price ranges and qualities. The selection in Japan is very high. The consistency in tofu is very different some types are soft while others are firm. Which tofu is best suited depends on what kind of dish you are making. More and more Japanese household makes ...

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Is it a good idea to eat sushi with raw fish when you are pregnant?

Both yes and no. The Japanese eat very raw fish as a nation and they are a population that has children like all other countries. During the training to become Japanese Sushi chef I learned about the Japanese rules that apply to pregnant women. According to the Japanese rules you should not eat raw tuna as pregnant during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Then you can eat sushi on an equal footing with every ...

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What is really the Japanese cuisine?

Most people believe that Japanese cuisine is all about sushi. The Japanese cuisine is much more than that. The Japanese kitchen is built up a way so it either adds to the body nutrition or detoxes the body. This means that healthy vegetables and fish which may seem a bit boring in European cuisine make up a lot of Japanese cuisine. It does not have to be at all if you have understood Japanese access to food ...

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What is the biggest difference between Japan and the rest of the world?

We live in the world becoming more and more uneasy. There are many conflicts and discussions between different countries and cultures. Japan is a small country with about 130 million citizens and despite of that Japan is what I would call a very quiet country. The Japanese culture is very different from the rest of the world. Japanese children learn from childbirth, to speak and treat others properly throug ...

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Where do the ingredients you use on your courses come from?

Earlier today, I held a Japanese noodle soup course for beginners. My take on the Japanese kitchen is that if you want to learn Japanese food it's important to learn how to use Japanese ingredients that give the unique aroma and taste that characterizes Japanese cuisine. Therefore, as a course student on my courses you will be introduced to ingredients purchased on my annual trip to Tokyo ngredients which I ...

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What kind of sushi does Japanese prefer to eat?

In Japan, you have a slightly different approach to fish. Most Japanese infants grow up with fish. They learn to eat fish in many different ways raw, cooked, grilled, salted, fried and marinated. When Japanese children have reached adulthood their taste buds have become accustomed to the many different flavors and shades that fish have to offer. It also affects their choice of sushi. The type of sushi that ...

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Did you know that cabbage is an important raw material in Japanese cuisine?

Many people believe that sushi is the main specialty of Japanese cuisine. Sushi is the Japanese style that has made its place all over the world. What few are aware of is that the Japanese eat a lot of cabbage in their daily lives. The cabbage type typically served as an accessory to many classic Japanese dishes is white cabbage. In Japan, the cabbage is not served as we know it in Denmark and Europe. It is ...

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Eat vegetarian sushi without compromising on the good taste

Most attendance I meet eat tasty sushi on a regular basis. I have not yet met anyone who has a vegetarian sushi to make the birds sing. It has been a long time since I have visited a sushi restaurant in Denmark so I do not know how big the selection of vegetarian sushi is. But one thing is certain that vegetarian sushi is an understated eating that has not really taken its place. In Denmark we have a large ...

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How common is vegetarian food in the Japanese kitchen?

It is very common. The Japanese are the population in the world who eat the most soybeans. It can come as a surprise to many as most people connect sushi with Japanese cuisine. Yes, the Japanese eat a lot of sushi but not in large amounts compared to how many soybeans they eat. Here I primarily think of soy sauce and miso paste made from soybeans. In addition, the Japanese eat a lot of delicious and healthy ...

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