When is it best to travel to Japan?

You can travel to Japan at all times of the year. The weather is more varied in Japan as you can experience both typhoons and rainy season. In addition, you should be aware that winter can be very cold while summers are very hot with high humidity.However, there are times of the year where it is more advantageous to travel to Japan. Spring and fall are definitely the best times to travel to Japan. At that t ...

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Did you know that fish are divided into quality grades?

Yes, fish are not just fish. In the US where I was trained as Japanese sushi chef & sake sommelier fish is divided in grades A, B and C. C fish that swims into a net and dies. They end up as fish fingers in supermarkets. B Fish that are a few days old and can be purchased from a fishmonger. A fish is the fish used for sushi and send to countries who would like to pay for quality fish. Read more about su ...

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How does sushi differ from other styles?

Sushi is a food style in Japanese cuisine that stands out from other kitchens. Denmark is one of the countries in the world who eat most sushi rolls and there is nothing wrong with that. As a starting point sushi rolls are a healthy eating because you get quite a lot of different vegetables and fish in a very short time. It is making sushi quite unique is that it is a style where you can combine the raw mat ...

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Shiitake mushrooms

The Japanese Shiitake mushrooms are absolutely fantastic it has its own unique flavor. I look forward so much to teach the courses Traditional Japanese everyday dishes "and" Japanese everyday dishes for vegetarians. " I've got the finest Shiitake mushrooms to be used on the course "Japanese everyday dishes for vegetarians." _ Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller - Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordi ...

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What is the biggest challenge of Japanese cuisine as Japanese chef?

The biggest challenge is that the Japanese kitchen is very large and varied. There are many styles like sushi as most people know in Denmark and Europe. In addition, there are styles like tempura, classic stews, soups, noodles, sticks, dishes cooked on a roast plate, deep frying dishes, grilled dishes, cooked dishes, vegetarian dishes, appetizers, snacks, dessert. There is a wealth of styles. There are so m ...

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Time for new habits – is that you?

The new year 2019 has started. I am busy planning what will happen during the year. Like so many others I also think that I live a busy life with various activities. So that's why I look for my eating habits to see how I can live a healthier life with less meat with small changes. One of the small adjustments that I am sure will do more is to eat more sushi in everyday life. In fact, you do not have to eat ...

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Is it difficult to cut fish for nigiri?

It is difficult to cut fish nigiri, and there are several reasons. There are not two species that are exactly alike. Even within one species there is a big difference such as tuna. The size of the fish will be different. In addition, the structure and the fibers of the fish meat is also different. That will have a direct impact on how you slice the fillet. You can always tell if a fish for nigiri is cut the ...

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Which fish does Japanese sushi chefs use to make a fish stock?

Fish make up the whole foundation of Japanese cuisine. A classic fish stock permeates all of the Japanese cuisine it is used for soups, dressings, marinating, sauces or cooking of raw materials. The most favorite Japanese fish used for the popular fish stock Bonito. The fish is available in many different qualities and it is the one who gives the unique flavor and aroma that characterizes Japanese cuisine. ...

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Which sushi mat is best for making sushi?

I teach several courses a month in Sushi for beginners in Copenhagen. At the courses I meet attendances who bring different types of sushi mat for the preparation of aromatic and tasty sushi rolls. Unfortunately, not all sushi mats are suitable for sushi. In recent years, I have met attendances who have brought a sushi mat made of silicone. It is a sushi mat which is totally unsuitable for sushi. It does no ...

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What is a Japanese meal?

A Japanese meal is very different from what we know in Europe. In Japan they eat many small meals for dinner. A Japanese meal consists of 6-10 small dishes with seafood, rice, various vegetables and different kind of meat. All dishes which are very light in texture and is usually enjoyed over several hours. The Japanese are very and the work many hours per week more than we do. Like so many others many Japa ...

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