Review of restaurant Ide chanpon in Fukuoka, Japan

Fukuoka is an area of Japan located 1½ hour flight from Tokyo. It is an area in Japan, which also offers rolling hills, fields and forest. Fukuoka is known throughout Japan for having the best noodle restaurants. In June 2015, I visited some friends who live in Fukuoka, and during my stay I had the pleasure of eating a noodle soup at the restaurant Ide chanpon. The only dish that the restaurant Ide chanpon ...

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What else than sushi does the Japanese cuisine has to offer?

Japanese cuisine offers many different styles and niches. Sushi constitutes less than 20% of Japanese cuisine. The Japanese do love sushi but the Japanese cuisine has so many tasty and love dishes to offer. The Japanese cuisine is influenced by neighboring countries such as Korea and China. 100 years ago Chinese dishes were introduced in Japan, and then adapted to the Japanese taste. Therefore, you will fin ...

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Which areas of Tokyo is known for good restaurants?

Tokyo is the city in the world that has the most Michelin restaurants, with 20 million citizens Tokyo is an attractive city if you are looking for a gourmet experience. The city of Tokyo is divided into large and small districts. In every town there are several thousands of restaurants where you can buy high quality food for less money. The more exclusive restaurants don’t show their virtues as we know it i ...

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What is the biggest challenge in sushi?

There are several challenges when making sushi. The biggest challenge will be to cook rice to perfection. This is because the sushi rice behave slightly different within the different types of rice. The weather also influences the cooking of sushi rice i.e. the amount of water to be used and how long the rice needs to be cooked. In Denmark, we do not have extreme weather fluctuation can be experienced in th ...

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Thank you for a wonderful sushi dinner …..

I am so happy I just received this review from one of the guests from my last pop-up sushi dinner. “Thank you for a wonderful sushi dinner, which in every way piqued and pleased the taste buds. It was really exciting to watch you cook and then taste the many interesting variations of sushi that you served for us. The dinner was different and so much more than you normally experience at a good time sushi – f ...

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What does Japanese eat for breakfast?

More and more of the young Japanese have begun to acquire European habits. Especially Danish pastries and other baked goods have become a popular eating in Japan. However, the majority still eats a traditional Japanese breakfast, consisting of cooked rice, a miso soup, seaweed and a piece of cooked fish. If you stay at a hotel you will typically get served a slightly bigger breakfast. On the Japanese hotels ...

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What is it that makes 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 some other knifes to fillet the 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, while preparing sushi and other Japanese dishe ...

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Can rice for pudding be used for sushi?

It is a question that I sometimes get on my sushi courses. I have never tried to make sushi with pudding rice, and I can understand that some have tried with the lack of another. Rice for pudding is short grain rice like the rice used for sushi. However, I think they are slightly shorter. Immediately I do not believe that rice for pudding can be used for sushi. It is another type of rice and the texture whe ...

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Which Japanese ingredients are a must when making sushi?

There are 3 Japanese ingredients, which is a must when making sushi, especially if you have a desire to make authentic Japanese sushi. It concerns the following; Wasabi: Most supermarkets sell wasabi on the tube which I cannot recommend. I do not know what it is and it has a strange texture. The restaurants are using wasabi powder which is available in a limited range of specialty shops. Vinegar: It does ma ...

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When was the last time you challenged your employees?

I believe that most employees like to be challenged from time to time in their lives. I am not thinking more tasks, but tasks that challenge the brain. I have not yet met a person who would not like a challenge. Most people live a busy life with long to-do lists. Some thrive on it and others feel stress and low energy. Therefore, it is even more important to take a time out and be challenged in areas which ...

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