Tuna for sushi

This is how two different kinds of tuna looks when they arrive at the exclusive Japanese sushi restaurant Bar Hayama in Los Angeles. Restaurant Bar Hayama belongs to my Japanese sensei Toshi Sugiura who is a celebrity sushi chef for movie companies and Hollywood stars. The piece on the left side is toro which is an exclusive and fatty piece of tuna. The piece on the right is 'ordinary' tuna as we know it. _ ...

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Therefore Tokyo is an attractive city to dine at!

Eating a dinner in Tokyo is an amazing experience. Tokyo is the city in the world that has the most Michelin stars and it is a visible proof that the Japanese do not compromise on quality. What makes Tokyo interesting is the diversity rarely you meet a cuisine ranging as wide as the Japanese, even fast food in Japan is a gastronomic experience. Sushi which everybody knows represents less 20% of Japanese cui ...

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How do you fillet a fish?

It's a question I get on my courses. Unfortunately, there is no single way to do it. When you fillet a fish for sushi you must be more careful. The reason for this is that, if a fish is filleted sloppy, it can be tasted later when it is used for nigri. In addition there is a big difference in how a fish is filleted depending of it is a flatfish, white fish, salmon, tuna or very small fish. The skin of a fis ...

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Are there more opportunities in the vegetarian cuisine?

Yes, there are undoubtedly several gastronomic possibilities in the vegetarian kitchen. As you know a tomato is not just a tomato. There are several hundred different types of tomato with their own unique flavor and nuances. Since everything is eaten raw the sushi chef's skills gets tested as it requires a longer preparation and clarification of the individual vegetables. Vegetarian Sushi must be at least a ...

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What does Japanese eat for lunch?

For lunch, the Japanese have a variety of exciting opportunities. As in Europe there are some who choose to go out and eat a business lunch. The Japanese lunch box also called bento box is extremely popular. They are available in many sizes and often there are 6 different small spaces which contain fish, rice, vegetables, meat and pickled vegetables. A Japanese bento box embrace the entire food pyramid. Ano ...

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When was the last time you surprised your family or friends?

Many people live a life with many activities at home and at work. For most parts, many of the week's activities put into schedule otherwise it can be difficult to get the end meet. Time for yourself and your family / friends may not be the highest priority. Sometimes it does not take much, a weekend break, a walk in the woods, a visit to amusement park or a gastronomic experience. As a sushi chef and sake s ...

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Is silicone mats equally suited for sushi as bamboo mats?

I meet more and more attendee who shows up at one of my sushi courses with a bamboo mat made of silicone. A silicone mat should not be used to make sushi even if it has cost 150 DKK. It does not have the flexibility that is necessary if you want to make perfect sushi rolls. The surface of the mat is not suitable for making sushi. It is too smooth which makes it all can slip very easily and for the inexperie ...

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Is there anything I should be aware of when I buy ingredients for sushi?

In Denmark, soya sauce is often considered standard goods that can be used for many different types of food. First of all it is a big difference between Chinese, Japanese and Korean soya sauce and if you want to eat authentic Japanese sushi it is important to use a Japanese soya sauce. In Japan, soya sauce is not just soya sauce there are many different types of soya sauce. In a classic Japanese supermarket ...

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What is considered classic dishes in Tokyo?

There are many pople in Denmark, which has a view of sushi that it is main specialty in Japan. Sushi is a popular dining, but it represents less than 20% of the Japanese cuisine. The Japanese cuisine is very diverse and offers many styles and unique dishes. You will be able to experience Japanese have interpreted dishes of Chinese cuisine and other countries in the East. The European cuisine has also affect ...

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What is it that makes Japanese sushi stand out?

Japanese sushi chefs use several different fish when making sushi and preferably between 6 and 12 in different species. Japanese sushi chefs are using some other knives to fillet the fish. They use some other techniques to cut fish for sushi. Japanese sushi chefs are using some other techniques to cook sushi rice. Japanese sushi chefs use Japanese ingredients while preparing sushi and other Japanese dishes. ...

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