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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Cooking class: Sushi for beginners

The cooking class Sushi course for beginners is for people who would like to learn how to make different kinds of delicious Japanese sushi. In the long run you can save money by making your own sushi. You learn how to boil the perfect sushi rice. You learn about the Japanese ingredients used for sushi. You learn about what you should be aware of when buying fish from the fishmonger. You learn to prepare dif ...

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Cooking class: Japanese noodle soup for beginners

The cooking class Japanese noodle soup for beginners is for people who would like to learn how to make the Japanese noodle soup such as ramen soup. You learn how to make healthy and tasty noodle soups which is very popular on a busy day. You larn how to make Japanese stock by using traditional Japanese raw materials. You learn how to know the difference between different kind of noodle used in noodle soup. ...

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News from the Japanese kitchen

Upcoming courses at present, November Sushi course for beginners Noodle soup for beginners December Sushi course for beginners Noodle soup for beginners January Sushi course for beginners Noodle soup for beginners February Sushi course for beginners Noodle soup for beginners New dates and courses will be added regularly. You can find more information about the courses and lectures on the website _ Zoë has l ...

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What is the first thing to check when making sushi?

The first thing I check when I about preparing different raw materials for sushi is the weather. Humidity and temperature play a major role from handling raw materials to the finished sushi pieces. The temperature affects the boiling of sushi rice. Temperatures such as minus degrees and hot summer days affect the various steps that lead to cooked sushi rice. But raw materials such as fish and vegetables are ...

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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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Japanese noodle soup is perfect for rainy weeks

Autumn is over us. And yes, in Denmark the weather is mixed during the season. Autumn is a time that offers beautiful colors and unique raw materials like mushrooms are best in autumn. Autumn is also time for little more heavy and hot dishes that warm on a cold rainy day. Noodle soup does not take very long time to make, but it is healthy and nutritious and fits a busy day. Japanese noodle soup is a right t ...

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Can all types of vinegar be used for sushi?

Not all types of vinegar are suitable for sushi. There are many different kinds of vinegar in Denmark. There are some vinegar made in Denmark, others in Thailand, China or Japan. It is always best to use Japanese vinegar for sushi and there are several reasons for that. Japanese vinegar is made of rice grains. Since the Japanese vinegar is made on rice, the sour / sweet vinegar flavor suits the sushi rice. ...

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Have you ever tasted sushi prepared with seasonal fish?

As you very well an aware of there is many local fish of very high quality. Fish that are suitable and perfect for sushi but they are very often exported abroad. For some strange reason mostly tuna, salmon and white fish find their way to sushi restaurants in many countries. It is a pity that there are many local fish which are suitable for sushi but not being used. They have unique flavors and taste. If wa ...

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