What is the purpose of wasabi?

Most people have experienced wasabi when they eat sushi. There are many in Europe who uses wasabi to give their sushi a little extra flavor. It often happens that guests mix wasabi with soy sauce and then dip a piece of sushi into the mixture. Japanese sushi chefs use wasabi in another way. In Japan, the guests do not have the opportunity to taste their sushi with wasabi. The only guests get handed when the ...

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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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What is miso paste?

The Japanese are the people in the world who eat the most miso. In Japan, there are many different miso products. One of the Japanese favorite foods is miso paste. Miso paste is made on fermented soybeans and other ingredients such as sake. You can compare miso paste with cheese. It is available in several flavors and mature taste depending on how long it has stored. Of course, it does matter what kind of m ...

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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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Sushi nori is the healthiest vegetable in the world!

When you say nori most people think of seaweed for sushi. Outside of Japan sushi nori is only used for sushi. The Japanese people have a slightly different view of nori. In Japan,  nori is a versatile vegetable that can be used in many different dishes. In Tokyo, you will find that nori used for sushi is also sprinkled over dishes ranging from salads to ramen noodles. Sushi nori is the healtiest vegetable i ...

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Ramen noodle soup made at pork stock

In 2017, I visited one of my Japanese teachers living in Fukuoka, Japan. Fukuoka is very well known in Japan for their ramen noodle soup made on pork stock. My teacher invited me to the best ramen soup restaurant in the area. The Ramen Soup made of pork stock tastes so good. Today I am making pork stock the Japanese way with lots of umami flavor. I am pretty excited to taste the result. Read more about Sush ...

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Can you keep sushi for the next day?

On Sunday I held the course Sushi for Beginners it was nice as always. On the course I was asked if it is okay to keep sushi ro the next day. Unfortunately you are not allowed to keep sushi in the fridge until next day, since sushi is made with raw fish. Sushi has to be eaten the same day as it was made. Please read more about Sushi course for beginners _ Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Mo ...

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How often do you travel to Japan?

I try to travel to Japan once a year as far as possible. As a Japanese trained Sushi chef and sake sommelier I learn a lot from my trips to Japan. The Japanese cuisine is a kitchen where raw materials, ingredients and techniques are constantly puffed and refined. This makes the level og the food slightly higher each year. Beside that my horizons are expanded every time I am in Japan. In Japan I eat fish, se ...

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What kind of tuna is the most eaten abroad?

Most people have the impression that the classic red tuna we know in Denmark is also the most popular fish abroad. In countries like US and Japan there are many other types of tuna. Most people in Denmark do not really know about the white tuna and called Yellowtail. It is fish that has at least as nice and delicate taste as the red tuna. In US and Japan many do prefer the white tuna. The white tuna has dif ...

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Do the Japanese eat a lot of salmon?

Japanese people eat many different kinds of seafood. You can find salmon on the menu at many sushi restaurants in Japan. However, in recent years I noticed a change. In 2004 and until 2016, the Japanese did not eat much salmon. In 2017 when I was in Tokyo, I could immediately see that the Japanese had changed their view of the salmon. Some of the very popular fish such as tuna are endangered species. Instea ...

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