Is it difficult to cut fish for nigiri?

FiskIt 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 and 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 right way. The the fish slice is silky and almost melts in your mouth.
To get the experience it is important to have knowledge of the fish and Japanese cutting technique to fillet the best way possible.

Read more about Sushi Chef & Sake Sommelier Zoë Escher

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.