Which pumpkin do the Japanese prefer to eat?

In recent years, pumpkins have become more and more popular.
Halloween is an American tradition which a number of years ago found its way to Denmark. Cutting orange pumpkins has gradually also becomes a tradition in Denmark.

Because of Halloween, more and more people want to eat pumpkins. Today there are many different kinds of pumpkins and have found their way to the Danish supermarkets.

Most people are familiar with the orange pumpkin called Hokkaido, which is available in all supermarkets. It was once cultivated in Japan, from which the name originates. Today it is grown outside Japan.

This dark green pumpkin that I only knows from Japan, and which there are quite a few of in Denmark is Japanese.

It’s called Kabocha.

In Japan, it is eaten in many different ways in traditional Japanese cuisine.
I tasted it for the first time in Japan in 2004. I got it for lunch where there was a piece in a bento box. I also ate it in the evening at the home of one of my teachers in Tokyo.

It is a pumpkin type that I have learned to like a lot the Japanese way.

Read more about Japanese noodle soup course for beginners, where noodle soups are made with Japanese ingredients and ingredients in the same way as, Japanese restaurants in Tokyo.

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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.

What to do during the autumn holidays – sushi?

Just around the corner, autumn and the autumn holidays await.

Time for coziness and togetherness.

Some people go for walks in the woods collecting mushrooms, others bake a classic apple pie or simmering food.

The autumn holidays are a time of presence and togetherness, so why not challenge yourself that the whole family will enjoy?

I’m talking about the Sushi course for beginners, of course. A course where you learn step by step how to make sushi rolls, which are perfect for private dinners.

It does matter what ingredients are used for sushi. In the course you will get to know the Japanese ingredients that Japanese sushi chefs use. You should preferably have full value for money when you shop into your Asian business.

In the course you will learn about does and don’t when it comes to buying and handling fish and other fresh ingredients for sushi.

You can’t miss the Japanese cutting techniques. There is a reason why fish cut with Japanese techniques melts on your tongue and sends you into the sky. Yes, sushi made with Japanese techniques tastes enchanting.

Read about Sushi course for beginners

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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.