What characterizes the Japanese food pyramid?

Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher

The Japanese food pyramid differs significantly from European diets and pyramids.

At the bottom of the food pyramid, you will find rice.
The Japanese diet is based on rice as the main source of carbohydrates, and it is the foundation of the diet.

Fish and shellfish is a big part of the food pyramid. They are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Most of the protein that the Japanese eat comes from the sea.

Vegetables, seaweed and soybeans are important ingrediens in Japanese food. They contribute to a high intake of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Beverages such as green tea and water are an important part of the Japanese food pyramid in order to get enough fluid and boost the body with antioxidants.

On the other hand, the Japanese eat very little meat compared to Europe. And when meat is finally eaten, it is also in small portions.

In Japan, fruit is often thought of as a dessert.
After a midday meal consisting of several dishes, the dinner is rounded off with freshly cut fruit.

On the Traditional Japanese Food Cooking Class for Beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty dishes from classic Japanese cuisine.

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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.

Sushi class for beginners

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This course is made for anyone who wants to learn the art of making sushi from scratch.
Regardless of whether you are a beginner or have some experience, Denmark’s most experienced Japanese trained sushi chef Zoë Escher will guide you step by step through the process of preparing delicious and authentic sushi.

You learn how to boil the perfect sushi rice.
You learn about the Japanese ingredients used for sushi.
You learn about what you should be aware of when buying fish from the fishmonger.
You learn to prepare different kinds of raw materials for sushi.
You learn to make several different kinds of tasty sushi rolls.

Please read more about the cooking class  Sushi for beginners
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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

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Boost your body with hot Japanese noodle soups on cold days

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The freezing cold of winter can really take our breath away, but luckily there is a delicious and nutritious Japanese dish just within reach – the hot Japanese noodle soups. The heart-warming dishes are not only a feast for the taste buds, but they also give your body a boost on cold days.

The traditional Japanese noodle soups are a healthy meal that combines delicate flavors with healthy nutrition.

The soup stock is made from scratch with Japanese ingredients from Tokyo. Depending on which soup is involved, ramen or udon noodles are added.
Vegetables such as seaweed, mushrooms, cabbage and other tasty ingredients add vitamins and minerals, while protein-rich toppings such as pork or tofu make the soup a complete meal.

Take part in class Japanese noodle soup course for beginners and learn to make the tasty and healthy Japanese dishes from scratch. Then you are well prepared when the weather changes, from rain, sun and snow which characterize the seasons in Denmark.

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Boost your health with healthy Japanese dishes

The new year is just around the corner, and what better way to kick-start the year with healthy and delicious Japanese dishes?

Japanese food is not only a feast for the taste buds, but it can also boost your health.

Teriyaki salmon is not only a tasty experience for the taste buds, but it is also a health and nutritious dish. The healthy fats are just what the body needs after Christmas. The sweet and salty teriyaki sauce gives a delicate and deep flavor that makes this dish a favorite.

Gyoza, or Japanese dumplings, are not only delicious, but they are often filled with minced meat, vegetables, and aromatic spices, making for a healthy balance appetizer or light main course.

Fried noodles with tiger prawns with greens are not only quick to make, but they are also full of flavor, which embraces the whole food pyramid without becoming boring. A dish that is perfect for busy everyday life.

Starting the year with healthy Japanese dishes such as teriyaki salmon, gyoza and fried noodles with tiger prawns is not only a gastronomic experience, but also a boost to your health.

Read more about Traditional Japanese cooking course for beginners

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Take part in a Sushi course and get healthier eating habits

Sushi Chef & Sake Sommelier
Take part in a Sushi course and get healthier eating habits.

In an age where health and well-being are in focus, many are looking for new ways to improve their eating habits. You can find a unique and delicious approach to a healthy lifestyle through attending a sushi course. Sushi is not only a delicious Japanese dish, but it can also be the key to promoting healthy eating habits.

Sushi consists of fresh fish, seaweed, rice and vegetables, making it a nutritious and healthy dining experience. Fish is a fantastic source of healthy oils that benefit the skin and the rest of the body. Seaweed is the vegetable in the world that contains the most vitamins and minerals.

Sushi courses offer not only an opportunity to learn Japanese cooking techniques, but also to explore the creativity of sushi art. By combining different ingredients, you can create healthy rolls that satisfy both the taste buds and the eyes.

ON a sushi course you not only learn how to make sushi step by step, but also how to put together different tasty ingredients to achieve a healthy and tasty meal experience.

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Sushi course – A tasty start to the new year with health

The New Year is a time when many of us set goals to improve our lifestyle and health. A great way to kick-start the new year is by taking a sushi course. Not only is sushi delicious, but it is also a healthy and nutritious way to eat.

Sushi is known for being light, low in calories and rich in vitamins, minerals and omega 3 from tasty fish. By learning how to make sushi yourself, you not only get the pleasure of enjoying this delicate dish, but you also get the opportunity to decide which ingredients are used and adapt the sushi to your favorites.

During a sushi course, you will be introduced to the art of preparing rice, cutting fish and rolling sushi. It is not only fun, but also a nice way to acquire skills that you can benefit from for the rest of the year.

Sushi course is also a social experience where you can participate with friends or family.

So why not make it your New Year’s resolution to explore the art of sushi?

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Get your daily vegetables through sushi

Sushi Chef & Sake Sommelier
By eating sushi, you can easily meet your need for 600 grams of vegetables per day.

Most sushi rolls are packed with various vitamins and minerals. There are two types of sushi rolls that I have in mind here. One sushi roll is insite-out, where the sushi roll is covered with rice and the filling itself and the sushi seaweed are inside the roll. The other sushi roll is the large futomaki, which often contains several different vegetables.

In addition to the classic vegetables such as cucumber and avocado, the two sushi rolls often contain other vegetables such as pickled red onion, mango, spring onion, Jerusalem artichoke and sugar snap peas.
Depending on which sushi rolls you choose, you can almost cover the entire food pyramid during a sushi meal.

Another important and indispensable vegetable for sushi is nori seaweed. Not many people are aware of this, it is the vegetable in the world that contains the most vitamins and minerals. This applies to all types of seaweed sushi.

You need only a few tasty sushi rolls before you reach 600 grams of vegetables.
I have taught sushi and held pop-up sushi dinners and my impression is that most people eat around 900-1200 grams of vegetables during a sushi meal.

On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi that is boosted with vitamins and minerals. Tasty pieces of sushi that are suitable for everyday use and parties.

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Time to turn up the hot Japanese noodle soup

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Now that autumn is upon us and we are starting to feel the cold creeping in, it is the perfect time to start making steaming hot Japanese noodle soup. There is something magical and healing about sitting down with a big bowl of ramen or udon and letting the warmth of the soup embrace you as you enjoy the complex flavors and delicious textures.

Ramen is perhaps the most well-known Japanese noodle soup, and for good reason. It is made with a rich and flavorful broth and served with various toppings such as vegetables, meat, and a soft-boiled egg. The noodles are thick and elastic and absorb the broth, so you get a perfect taste experience.

Udon is another popular Japanese noodle soup. This soup is made with thick wheat noodles and a tasty broth made from Japanese ingredients and raw materials. Udon can be served with a variety of toppings, such as tofu or vegetables.

On the noodle soup course for beginners, we make 2 very different tasty noodle soups and ramen soups from scratch. Soups suitable for busy weekdays that can be enjoyed all year round.

Read more about Japanese noodle soup course for beginners

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Sushi is your shortcut to more vegetables

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Many of us would like to eat more vegetables on a daily basis. Vegetables are full of important vitamins, minerals and fibre, all of which contribute to a healthy body.
In a busy everyday life, it can be challenging to eat the recommended vegetables. If you are looking for a delicious and easy way to get more vegetables into your diet, sushi could be your shortcut.

Although many people think of fish when they hear the word “sushi”, vegetables are also an essential part of this wonderful dish. From fresh cucumbers and avocado to steamed asparagus and marinated radish – sushi offers a world of vegetables presented in a new and exciting way.

Eating raw vegetables is healthier than cooked vegetables. The various raw vegetables used in sushi boost your body with vitamins.

Not only do you get lots of vegetables with sushi, but the seaweed nori, which is often used to make sushi rolls, is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This makes sushi both tasty and healthy to eat.

Sushi is more than just raw fish.

On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi from scratch.

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

How many fish on the menu at a sushi restaurant in Japan?

When you enter a sushi restaurant in Japan, you have not just entered a dining experience – you have entered a world of tradition, innovation and incredible diversity.
The Japanese sushi culture is famous for its finesse and attention to detail, and a glance at the menu reveals the wide range of seafood used in the art of sushi.

But how many different types of fish can you expect to find on the menu?

In traditional sushi restaurants, you can expect to find 15-20 different fish and shellfish. In more modern or exclusive places approx. 30, especially if they offer seasonal sushi.

It is quite normal to find fish such as tuna, salmon, red snapper, shrimp, squid, sea urchin, yellowtail, mackerel, eel and flounder and many more.

On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi with the most popular fish for sushi in Denmark.

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.