The world’s largest fish market Tsukiji is burning!

Something like this was the headline of Danish and international media. Let me just say it is not the Tsukiji Fish market itself that is on fire. I have looked at some of the pictures and know the area. There are some of the small side streets with restaurants, food stalls and shops that are on fire. But sad is it anyway. I still do not believe that the Tsukiji fish market is being moved, which is the plan ...

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Can all types of sushi mats be used to make sushi?

Unfortunately not. The selection of sushi mats is large in Denmark. There are many different types ranging from silicone mats to Japanese sushi mats and not all of them are suitable for sushi. Kitchen utensils made of silicone are popular and the selection is getting bigger and bigger. Within the last few years, more and more kitchenware shops have started selling sushi mats made of silicone. I occasionally ...

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How big is the selection of Japanese green tea?

In Japan the selection of Japanese green tea is very large. There are many in Denmark who drinks Matcha tea a tea variety that has been especially noted throughout the world. Japan produces annually approx. 85 tons of tea of which 99.9% is green tea. Of the most famous tea varieties are Bancha, Genmaicha, Gyokuro, Hojicha, Kabusecha, Kukicha, Matcha Sencha and Shicha. Within the different tea varieties, you ...

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Japanese donburi with tuna

In 2013 I made this beautiful fisherman called doburi. The dish looks very simple, but it is certainly not. If you make a dish that is so simple then the sushi rice must be cooked to perfection. The tuna must be equally large and cut on such that the slices are silky and melt in the mouth. Needless to say, you must handle the cutting techniques used to cut tuna. _ Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking clas ...

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Can all types of fish be used for sushi?

It is both yes and no. As a starting point all types of fish can be used for sushi. However, not all fish are suitable for being used for sushi. By that I mean that not all types of fish meet the requirements that they must have be approved for sushi. Fish used for sushi have the finest quality because it is a fish that is eaten raw. Most people know that the tuna is a threatened fish species. It is partly ...

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Beautiful entrance to a Japanese restaurant

Some restaurants have a very beautiful entrance such as Sato-Besso located in Fukuoka in Japan. It is a restaurant known for making exclusive Kaiseki. _ Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller - Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more. ...

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How often do Japanese eat sushi in Tokyo?

The Japanese are very happy to eat sushi. But, they do not eat as much sushi as many people often think. Sushi in Japan accounts for less than 15% of Japanese cuisine. The Japanese cuisine has so many dishes and styles that there is always something new to try. In addition, the Japanese try and eat as varied as possible so when the day is over they have been through the entire diet pyramid. Sushi is a diner ...

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How widespread is the use of credit cards in Japan?

Japan is still a country where you as a tourist will find that the Japanese prefer cash payment. This is especially true in such amounts small purchase like an ice cream or drink. You will also find that small shops or eateries only accept cash. It is primarily branded stores in the major cities that accept credit cards. With the experiences that I have made over the years I can only recommend bringing plen ...

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How does pollution affect fish for sushi?

It is not surprising that the pollution we send into the sea affects the species to a greater or lesser extent. There are some areas in the oceans where there are fish that are of the finest finest quality. So there are also areas with contaminated fish. When it comes to fish for sushi you should always use the best fish. You must ask your your local fishmonger. He knows where in the world the fish he sells ...

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Have you ever tasted sushi prepared with seasonal fish?

As you very well an aware of there is many local of very good quality. Fish suitable for perfect for sushi but mostly exported abroad. For some strange reason mostly tuna, salmon and white fish find their way to sushi restaurants in some countries. I think that there are many local fish is suitable for sushi and I think it’s a pity that they are not being used since you will miss some unique flavors. If one ...

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