How do you use tofu in the Japanese cuisine?

In Japan soya products such as tofu, soya sauce and miso is eaten in large amounts. It is a healthy source of protein. If you take the product tofu.The selection of tofu in Japan is very high. You can get many different types of tofu at different price ranges and qualities. In Japan you can get several type of tofu where the consistency is very different some types are soft while others are firm. To determi ...

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How much soy does the Japanese eat?

A lot. The Japanese eat most soy in the world. Most people think of tofu which many associate with vegan food in Denmark. Tofu is far from the only soy product that the Japanese eat. The Japanese eat a lot of miso which is part of many different contexts in Japanese cuisine. In Japan, soy sauce is considered a spice on the same level as salt and pepper in European food. In Denmark most people know that soy ...

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Which countries produce sushi rice?

There are several countries in the world that produce rice for sushi. Of course, at the top of the list is Japan but China, Korea and the United States do also produce sushi rice. There is quite a big difference between the varieties of rice that are produced in the different countries. The rice grain itself may vary in size depending on which country has grown the rice. Of course you have to keep that in m ...

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What is Japanese chef’s view of animals?

In Japan, the Japanese population and Japanese chefs have a different view of animals. In Japan, the Japanese will only eat meat from happy animals. If the animal in question is not happy, the Japanese will not eat it. In addition, it is very normal to use the whole animal for cooking. If you take for example a fish it is normal that all parts close to what is in the intestines are used in Japanese cuisine. ...

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Are there any advantages to using Japanese ingredients?

Without a doubt yes. Ingredients have different flavors and taste according to the world they come from. The fewest are aware that Japan, Korea and China produce seaweed to sushi. Here I think the variety used to produce the tang, the taste and the quality. The same applies when it comes to pickled ginger, soy sauce and vinegar. Sushi is a nice and delicate eating so it is worth paying to buy ingredients th ...

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How often are raw jellyfish eaten in Japan?

More often than most people know. At Japanese restaurants, you don't place a freshly caught squid on the plate and send it directly to the guests. You would never do that. A raw squid that often comes from China is "prepared" with the same care as any other raw material. Very few people discover that they have eaten squid. It took me 10 years to discover that. For several years I had noticed that I was serv ...

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What seafood is best suited for sushi?

In Denmark only a few seafood is available for sushi. You often find tiger prawns on the menu which is quite a shame for many miss the unique flavors from other seafood. In Japan different types of squid is used and served in different ways. Sea urchins are extremely popular in Japanese sushi restaurants and have a delightful taste. In addition, the Japanese have a large selection of shrimps found only in t ...

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Which seafood is the most popular in Japan?

The selection of seafood in Japan is very large. All kinds of seafood are used in Japanese cuisine and many find their way to sushi restaurants. At Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo to can buy each species different sizes and qualities. You can find such a variety in all types of seafood caught in sea. In recent years a very popular shellfish its way to European cuisine it is called Uni in Japanese.  Most people ...

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Are Japanese sushi restaurant in Tokyo different?

There are many different types of restaurants in Tokyo. The most exclusive sushi restaurants in Tokyo are very different compared to European restaurants. The size of a Japanese sushi restaurant can be very small.  There are many Japanese restaurants that has only room for 6 - 15 people. There are several reasons for that. Tokyo has 20 million citizens living in a very small geographic area. Besides th ...

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How often is the menu replaced at a sushi restaurant in Japan?

Japanese trained sushi chefs have a slightly different view of gastronomy than European sushi chefs. In Japan, it is very normal to follow the season for raw materials.By that I mean that not all types of fish can be obtained all year. In Denmark we are used to that it is only in certain months that you can eat fresh lumpfish roe.This is how Japanese have with all kinds of raw materials. There are many Japa ...

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