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.

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.