What is the biggest difference between Japan and the rest of the world?

We live in the world becoming more and more uneasy. There are many conflicts and discussions between different countries and cultures. Japan is a small country with about 130 million citizens and despite of that Japan is what I would call a very quiet country. The Japanese culture is very different from the rest of the world. Japanese children learn from childbirth, to speak and treat others properly throug ...

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Where do the ingredients you use on your courses come from?

Earlier today, I held a Japanese noodle soup course for beginners. My take on the Japanese kitchen is that if you want to learn Japanese food it's important to learn how to use Japanese ingredients that give the unique aroma and taste that characterizes Japanese cuisine. Therefore, as a course student on my courses you will be introduced to ingredients purchased on my annual trip to Tokyo ngredients which I ...

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What kind of sushi does Japanese prefer to eat?

In Japan, you have a slightly different approach to fish. Most Japanese infants grow up with fish. They learn to eat fish in many different ways raw, cooked, grilled, salted, fried and marinated. When Japanese children have reached adulthood their taste buds have become accustomed to the many different flavors and shades that fish have to offer. It also affects their choice of sushi. The type of sushi that ...

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Did you know that cabbage is an important raw material in Japanese cuisine?

Many people believe that sushi is the main specialty of Japanese cuisine. Sushi is the Japanese style that has made its place all over the world. What few are aware of is that the Japanese eat a lot of cabbage in their daily lives. The cabbage type typically served as an accessory to many classic Japanese dishes is white cabbage. In Japan, the cabbage is not served as we know it in Denmark and Europe. It is ...

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Eat vegetarian sushi without compromising on the good taste

Most attendance I meet eat tasty sushi on a regular basis. I have not yet met anyone who has a vegetarian sushi to make the birds sing. It has been a long time since I have visited a sushi restaurant in Denmark so I do not know how big the selection of vegetarian sushi is. But one thing is certain that vegetarian sushi is an understated eating that has not really taken its place. In Denmark we have a large ...

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How common is vegetarian food in the Japanese kitchen?

It is very common. The Japanese are the population in the world who eat the most soybeans. It can come as a surprise to many as most people connect sushi with Japanese cuisine. Yes, the Japanese eat a lot of sushi but not in large amounts compared to how many soybeans they eat. Here I primarily think of soy sauce and miso paste made from soybeans. In addition, the Japanese eat a lot of delicious and healthy ...

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Can you buy lumpfish roe from freshly caught lumpfish this year?

I have heard some that lumpfish roe is found in the Danish fish monger. But is it true? Yesterday I spoke to a fish supplier. He does not fully believe that this year we get lumpfish roe from freshly caught lumpfish because of the weather. He believes that the water is too warm and it may mean that the fish do not seek lower water to spawn. It is a problem. The lumpfish usually lives on deep water where it ...

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Is kaburimaki roll difficult to make?

Yes, it is a sushi roll that is complex and hard to make because you have to think in whole. The filling for the sushi roll that should be a delicate. In addition, there is a filling on the outside that should give the sushi roll an additional dimension and depth. Also, you must be aware that the more raw materials you use in the preparation of the roll the harder it will also taste the individual ingredien ...

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Where does the Japanese eat in Tokyo?

Tokyo is the city of the world with the most Michelin star restaurants and that is not by accident. The Japanese are very critical when comes to where to dine and they place very high stanards when it comes to quality of the food and the price. Basically, it is always best to eat at restaurants where the locals come and it is also true when it comes to Japan. Typically the quality of the restaurants where t ...

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Do you eat sushi in the right way?

Over the years I have met people who eat sushi in a different way from what the Japanese do. There are many who take wasabi with your chopsticks and mix it with soy sauce. You do not have to do that, so does it all taste of wasabi. Do you know what the purpose is for pickled ginger? The Japanese sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa shows on this video how to eat sashimi, nigiri and rolls. He also shows when to eat pic ...

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