Do the Japanese drink matcha tea with milk?

In August, I received a gift from one of my Japanese teachers. It has been packed away with all my Japanese tea. Now I just see that it is something completely different from what I thought it was. In 2010, I first experienced Matcha latte at a cafe in Tokyo. I haven't seen this "Matcha au lait" version. You can drink it both cold and hot. A small guide is provided in Japanese along the tea. It is going to ...

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What is the Japanese chef’s view of noodle soup?

In Japan, noodles soup can be compared to Danish meatballs. All Japanese chefs including sushi chef knows how to make a tasty noodle soup. From childbirth the Japanese learn that noodle soup is a dish that can be eaten all year long. There is not only a kind of noodle soup. The selection is very big. Just like meat balls each noodle has their very own unique recipe for how to make the best fund from scratch ...

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Which type of noodle soup is most popular in Japan?

In Japan, there are several different kinds of noodle soups. The most popular noodle soup is ramen soup. It is a soup that is sold from many small noodle bars in Tokyo. What makes the little noodle bars so popular is that they are everywhere and easily accessible. It does not take many minutes from placing an order to serving a bowl of hot ramen soup. What makes the Japanese noodle bars unique is that the i ...

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What is Japanese chef’s view of fish?

Japanese chefs have a different view of fish. In Japan, Japanese chefs use only raw materials that are in season. A Japanese fish named Katsuo which is in the family with the tuna is in season 2 times a year. In spring it swims from southern Japan to the north. In spring, it is low in fat whereas in autumn when caught in northern Japan it is fat. On its swim from south to north it has eaten many small fish. ...

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Enjoy Christmas with a slightly healthier lifestyle

Yes, Christmas closer. In this slightly cold and dark time in Europe it is nice to celebrate the joyful month with wonderful food, snacks and fun - and yet! I also try to eat more varied in December month so my body doesn’t get use to food with high fat or sugar. In December I eat more fish and vegetables than usual. Sushi seaweed is the vegetable in the world that contains the most vitamins and minerals. S ...

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Can all types of meat be used for ramen soup?

Yes, all types of meat can be used for ramen soup. In Japan, pork is a popular meat. The pork eaten in Japan is also of very high quality. The Japanese do only want to eat meat from happy animals. The pigs, which are, produced exclusively for the Japanese market meets those criteria. In Europe, many people prefer to eat chicken or beef. You can use that as well in a ramen soup. On the Noodle Soup course for ...

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What is the advantage of using fish while they are in season?

There are many advantages in using fish that are in season. They are above all cheaper. You may find that the price falls quite a bit because the fishmonger has plenty of that specific fish. You also get the opportunity to taste several different kinds. Since each season are characterized by different types of fish. Please be aware that the fish must have a freshness and quality so it is suitable for sushi. ...

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What raw materials do Japanese sushi chefs prefer to use for sushi?

In Tokyo, the Japanese have a slightly different approach to sushi. Most Japanese prefer to eat nigiri rather than sushi rolls. If you are dining at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo the rolls will often contain something different from what we know about in Europe. In Japan, it is very normal to serve a hosomaki (small roll) to end a sushi meal. It may contain pickled plum or tuna. When it comes to sushi there i ...

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Can brown rice be used for sushi?

Brown rice can be used for sushi. In the US there are restaurants that specialize in making sushi with brown rice. In 2006, I once made brown rice sushi it was during the training for Japanese sushi chef in Los Angeles. Sushi with brown rice has a nice taste. However, I think there are a little too many challenges when cooking brown rice to start making sushi with brown rice. As most people know sushi rice ...

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Sushi chef pictures from 2006 in Los Angeles

I just found an old picture from the 2006 from California Sushi Academy and a picture taken last month. Toshi still were his glasses in his forehead. In 2006, we were all terrified every 14 days because our sushi skills were tested. Toshi is also a judge at sushi competitions in Japan and he is very tough as a judge. In the first picture, Toshi is checking how clean my chef uniform is and then he is checkin ...

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