How often are raw jellyfish eaten in Japan?

More often than most people know. At Japanese restaurants, you don't place a freshly caught squid on the plate and send it directly to the guests. You would never do that. A raw squid that often comes from China is "prepared" with the same care as any other raw material. Very few people discover that they have eaten squid. It took me 10 years to discover that. For several years I had noticed that I was serv ...

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What seafood is best suited for sushi?

In Denmark only a few seafood is available for sushi. You often find tiger prawns on the menu which is quite a shame for many miss the unique flavors from other seafood. In Japan different types of squid is used and served in different ways. Sea urchins are extremely popular in Japanese sushi restaurants and have a delightful taste. In addition, the Japanese have a large selection of shrimps found only in t ...

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Which seafood is the most popular in Japan?

The selection of seafood in Japan is very large. All kinds of seafood are used in Japanese cuisine and many find their way to sushi restaurants. At Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo to can buy each species different sizes and qualities. You can find such a variety in all types of seafood caught in sea. In recent years a very popular shellfish its way to European cuisine it is called Uni in Japanese.  Most people ...

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Are Japanese sushi restaurant in Tokyo different?

There are many different types of restaurants in Tokyo. The most exclusive sushi restaurants in Tokyo are very different compared to European restaurants. The size of a Japanese sushi restaurant can be very small.  There are many Japanese restaurants that has only room for 6 - 15 people. There are several reasons for that. Tokyo has 20 million citizens living in a very small geographic area. Besides th ...

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How often is the menu replaced at a sushi restaurant in Japan?

Japanese trained sushi chefs have a slightly different view of gastronomy than European sushi chefs. In Japan, it is very normal to follow the season for raw materials.By that I mean that not all types of fish can be obtained all year. In Denmark we are used to that it is only in certain months that you can eat fresh lumpfish roe.This is how Japanese have with all kinds of raw materials. There are many Japa ...

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Japanese sea urchins

In Japan you can buy a very special seafood called sea urchin. It is a seafood which has a very delicate taste. The seafood is called "Uni" in Japanese. In Japan you can buy "Uni" in different qualities. Most restaurants in Japan buy sea urchin at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Read more about Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher _ Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller - Maersk, Hugo ...

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Which vegetable is really good for sushi?

There are several different vegetables that are suitable to be used for sushi. In Denmark you can get different kinds of asparagus it is a vegetable that thrives in Denmark. The asparagus season is in spring. In Copenhagen you can go to the farmers market that sells different kinds of asparagus with unique aromas and flavores. The supermarket usual has one kind of asparagues. Asparagus is vegetable that is ...

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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?

When making sushi the knife play an important role. 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 ...

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Which knife is used to cut fish for sushi?

The best knife for sushi is a special knife called sushi knife. There are several types of knives but not all are equally good. I prefer to use a good Japanese sushi knife. The Japanese have the best sushi knifes and cooking utensils designed for sushi. They do also have a huge knowledge about which knife is best for you. The Japanese knife blade has a slope which is very important when you cut fish for sus ...

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