Why is Japanese sushi different?

Japanese sushi chefs use several different fish when making sushi and preferably between 6 and 12 in different species. Japanese sushi chefs are using Japanese knives to fillet a fish. They use some other techniques to cut fish for sushi. Japanese sushi chefs are using some other techniques to cook sushi rice. Japanese sushi chefs use Japanese ingredients when they make sushi and other Japanese dishes. Japa ...

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How is topping used on sushi?

As you probably noticed more and more sushi restaurants in Europe are using topping on their sushi. Some restaurants are not afraid to use plenty of different kinds of topping, combined in different ways. In Japan topping is used in a much smaller and very limited extent. Here is the sushi chef's technical skills are allowed to come. When a Japanese sushi chef uses topping it is to highlight the fish natura ...

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If I want to buy Japanese ingredients which store is the best?

There are some ingredients and materials you can buy in your local supermarket materials such as sushi rice and nori seaweed. I recommend that you buy wasabi, pickled ginger, vinegar marinade and soya sauce in a specialty store such as an Asian store. They have several options and it is likely that you can find ingredients and materials that have such quality that they also being sold to sushi restaurants. ...

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Can all vegetables be used for sushi?

Unfortunately not they have to have some consistency otherwise it can be an unpleasant experience to eat. When a vegetable is too soft and it is put together with for example scallops in a sushi roll the whole experience unpleasant because of the texture. You also have to be careful to use vegetable with a strong flavor with a delicate fish that will create an imbalance Do not be afraid to use vegetables in ...

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What is a Japanese meal?

A Japanese meal is very different from what we know in Europe. In Japan they eat many small meals for dinner. A Japanese meal consists of 6-10 small dishes with seafood, rice, various vegetables and different kind of meat. All dishes which are very light in texture and is usually enjoyed over several hours. The Japanese are very and the work many hours per week more than we do. Like so many others many Japa ...

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What you must be aware of when you buy ingredients for sushi?

In Denmark soy is often considered a standard material which can be poured on almost everything. There is a big difference between Chinese, Japanese and Korean soya sauce and if you want to eat authentic Japanese sushi, it is important to use a Japanese soya sauce. In Japan, soy is not just soya sauce the selection of soy is very large. In a classic Japanese supermarket you can find several rows with soy sa ...

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Tuna for sushi

This is how two different kinds of tuna looks when they arrive at the exclusive Japanese sushi restaurant Bar Hayama in Los Angeles. Restaurant Bar Hayama belongs to my Japanese sensei Toshi Sugiura who is a celebrity sushi chef for movie companies and Hollywood stars. The piece on the left side is toro which is an exclusive and fatty piece of tuna. The piece on the right is 'ordinary' tuna as we know it. _ ...

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Therefore Tokyo is an attractive city to dine at!

Eating a dinner in Tokyo is an amazing experience. Tokyo is the city in the world that has the most Michelin stars and it is a visible proof that the Japanese do not compromise on quality. What makes Tokyo interesting is the diversity rarely you meet a cuisine ranging as wide as the Japanese, even fast food in Japan is a gastronomic experience. Sushi which everybody knows represents less 20% of Japanese cui ...

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How do you fillet a fish?

It's a question I get on my courses. Unfortunately, there is no single way to do it. When you fillet a fish for sushi you must be more careful. The reason for this is that, if a fish is filleted sloppy, it can be tasted later when it is used for nigri. In addition there is a big difference in how a fish is filleted depending of it is a flatfish, white fish, salmon, tuna or very small fish. The skin of a fis ...

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Are there more opportunities in 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 types of tomato with their own unique flavor and nuances. Since everything is eaten raw the sushi chef's skills gets tested as it requires a longer preparation and clarification of the individual vegetables. Vegetarian Sushi must be at least a ...

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