Can all types of seafood be used for sushi?

For that I have to say both Yes and No. It depends a lot on how it is used in sushi.You have to think that seafood has a completely different texture than fish. Most fish fillets are quite firm in the meat. If you look entirely at seafood they remind you most about a bag of mixed candy. Seafood comes in many different sizes, tastes and texture. It is the raw material that is the hardest to use for sushi. So ...

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What is one of the biggest challenges of a knife?

The secret to tasty nigiri include your ability to cut fish to perfection. The more a clean cut you can make the more tasty is nigiri pieces too. The reason is that even the smallest "wrong" section of a fish or vegetables can be tasted. It is also important to know the structure of the fish as it has a direct impact on how clean a cut you can make. If you cut the filet the wrong way the whole filet can fal ...

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Which knife is used to cut fish for sushi?

The best knife to use to cut fish for sushi is a sushi knife. There are, though, several different types of knives, and not all are equally good. Personally, I prefer to use a good Japanese sushi knife sushi. The Japanese have the best sushi knifes and cooking utensils used to make sushi. They do also have a huge knowledge which knife is the appropriate for you. The Japanese knife blade has a slope which is ...

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Who is Toshi my sushi chef teacher?

Toshi is a highly acclaimed sushi chef in Los Angeles. He has almost all the movie companies in Hollywood as customers and private celebrities. As Executive sushi manager he has approx. 40 years of experience. Toshi is very Japanese in his approach and way of being. The Japanese culture is very result-oriented and it shines through everything. If I train kendo in Japan I will be tested every day. In connect ...

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Sake is more sophisticated than “ordinary” wines

The Japanese rice wine sake has more dimensions than classic wines as we know it in Europe. Sake wines have a nice and a more silky smooth texture. Sake is not "heavy" that you can sometimes experience with wine. The variety of aromas is greater in your wines. Some sake wines have a depth that you do not find in wines and other sake types smash your tongue. And yes in some countries you can get sake with bu ...

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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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In September I will travel to Los Angeles

As most people know I was educated as a Japanese sushi chef back in 2006.   In 2012 I traveled to LA, where I was introduced to a nigiri technique that takes 20 years to master. Now it is time. In September I will travel to LA for almost 3 weeks and I am so happy. My sushi chef teaches aka Executive sushi chef is in LA during the time I am there. It is so fantastic because I get the opportunity to expand my ...

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Do you know how to make a “clean cut” with your knife?

One of the reasons why the level of Japanese gastronomy is high is that Japanese chefs spend several years managing multiple cutting techniques. In Japanese gastronomy the quality of the dishes depends on your ability to prepare raw materials using different cutting techniques. If you as a chef do not know how to use your knife you will find it difficult to make a dish which makes the birds sing. You will n ...

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Warm evenings, sunshine and sushi

Spring are here and summer is approaching with rapid steps.The warm evenings offer barbecues, salads, fruit pies and not least sushi. There are quite a few people who prefers to eat dishes are not as heavy in the stomach as winter food.Sushi is a diner that is ideal for the warm evenings with a good glass of white wine. With sushi, it will never be boring there are unlimited possibilities in the composition ...

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Which countries produce seaweed for sushi?

There are several different countries that produce seaweed for sushi.Growing seaweed on the seabed is done with the same care and dedication as organic strawberries are produced in Europe.The countries that produce seaweed for sushi are China, Korea and Japan. I have tasted different types of seaweed for sushi from the 3 different countries and there is a great difference in appearance, consistency and tast ...

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