What is the purpose of wasabi?

Most have encountered wasabi when they eat sushi. There are many in Europe who uses wasabi to give their sushi a little extra flavor. It often happens that guests mix wasabi with soy sauce and then dip a piece of sushi into the mixture. Japanese sushi chefs use wasabi in another way. In Japan, the guests do not have the opportunity to taste their sushi with wasabi. The only guests get handed when they sit a ...

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How do you differentiate your Japanese cooking courses from other providers?

The Japanese sushi courses and cooking courses in Japanese gastronomy that I hold differ in different ways. I mean that if you want to learn how to make delicious and tasty authentic Japanese dishes then you will have to participate from start to finish. I think it is important that you see vegetables as they are with soil and all and there are several reasons for that. You can see the quality of a raw mate ...

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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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Therefore, sushi rolls have become a popular eating in Denmark

I do not think I know any other country where you eat so many sushi noodles as we do in Denmark. It is not negative meant. One of the reasons may be that in Denmark we do not eat as much fish as the Japanese do in Tokyo. The selection of rolls is also very large in Denmark. Most sushi restaurants in Denmark have many sushi rolls on the menu which offers different flavors. Some restaurants have their own sig ...

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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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How often is Sushi course held in Copenhagen in Denmark?

Sushi is a popular dinner and I meet more and more in Copenhagen who wants to learn how to make sushi. I am sure that it also applies in the rest of the country. But my impression is that demand is highest in Copenhagen because there are 1, 3 million citizens. As a Japanese educated Sushi chef & sake sommelier I think it's important to learn Japanese way to sushi. There is a big difference between the t ...

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Therefore, Japanese cuisine has become so popular in Europe

There is still some who believe that sushi is the dish that the Japanese eat the most in Tokyo. The Japanese are fond of sushi but sushi accounts for less than 15% of Japanese cuisine. Japanese cuisine differs from other kitchens. The Japanese cuisine consists of many different styles, such as noodle soups, stews, vegetarian dishes, dishes where fish or meat is cooked. Common to all the dishes is that you u ...

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Japanese architecture in Tokyo

Tokyo is a city full of contrasts. There is the "old" Japan, which offers small houses located in small streets with many small specialty stores. Looking down a street the small houses will be very different in their design, size and color. The small cozy streets are typically found a bit away from the major main streets. Modern Japan offers many architectural experiences. The exclusive European fashion hou ...

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What is your experience as a sushi chef with vegetarian sushi?

The vegetarian sushi tastes amazing. I regularly make delicious and tasty vegetarian sushi that can make a bird sing. Vegetarian sushi is something else. You use different kind of raw materials, flavors and aroma that apply when you work with vegetarian sushi. This means that vegetarian sushi is more challenging to make. Different cooking techniques must be used in the preparation of raw materials for sushi ...

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Japanese green tea

One of the boys from Yushinkan dojo in Tokyo has a tea shop. In 2004 I met and trained with Sato  when I visited Tokyo for the first time. Just before I left Tokyo in July this year I visited his tea shop. He offered several tastes and I ended up buying tea in abundant quantities. I am so happy to follow his advice about what kind of green tea types I would buy. I bought several different really good qualit ...

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