What is the difference between European and Japanese nigiri?

There is a big difference between European and Japanese nigiri. This is because there is a big difference between the education that European and Japanese sushi chefs go through.

In Japan, Japanese sushi chefs have been working as a sushi chef for 60 years and uses techniques that take 40 years to master. I am talking techniques you use to boiling rice, cutting fish and making sushi.

The selection of seafood used for sushi is very large in Japan. Often you will find 20 different species on the menu. It is one of the reasons why it takes longer to become a sushi chef in Japan. As a chef you must have a great knowledge of many different types of fish.

On Nigiri sushi course for beginners we look at the different species of fish in Denmark and the different techniques used to handle them. Read more about the course here

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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.

This is how a traditional Japanese bento box looks like

Bento boxThis is my favorite Bento box which I always eat when I am in Tokyo. The photo was taken on a Japanese mat called tatami.
There a different kinds of fish, seafood, vegetables and little meat prepared in various ways.

Read more about Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher

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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.

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