Can you tell if a fish is fresh?

Unless you work in a fish shop or work daily with fish it can be hard to see when a fish is fresh.

One area where you should not compromise on the freshness is the quality of fish. There are several reasons for this.

Fish for sushi must 100 % fresh and fish taste absolutely fantastic. You will also avoid your guests or yourself get sick.

At the class Nigiri sushi for beginners you will get the opportunity to touch and fillet a whole fish. It is that you can gain a better understanding of a fish and how important the structure of the fish is when you cut it for sushi.

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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.

How long does it take to learn to cut fish for sushi?

How long it takes learn depends whether the sushi should be served at your own home or in a restaurant.

If you are going to learn how to cut fish for sushi which can be served in a restaurant then it takes several years. There are not 2 fish species that are the same and here are also no 2 cutting techniques that are the same.

One might think is not it just cutting some slices?

Sushi should be a nice and delicate eat where the fish melts in the mouth. In order to get that texture you need to know how to master different Japanese knife techniques. Of course, it takes some time.

On the Sushi course for beginners you learn to use different Japanese knife techniques to cut fish for sushi rolls.

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

What is authentic Japanese sushi?

NigiriAuthentic Japanese sushi  taste a lot more then European sushi. The Japanese sushi chef know how to bring out the unique flavor of the fish.

Japanese sushi chef’s knowledge of the fish and the way the specific fish should be filleted and sliced to Nigri or sushi rolls are essential for the taste experience and the way the sushi are plated.

The quality of the dining experience depends on how experienced the sushi chef. You may also find that if you visit the same restaurant two days in a row then sushi taste different depending who is working that day.

As a Japanese-trained sushi chef I have learned that no matter what kind of fish you use for sushi the food you serve to the customer must always be the same no matter what day of the week the customer visits the restaurant.

Please read more about the exclusive Japanese pop-up sushi dinner

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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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Have your customer ever experienced a Japanese sushi chef?

Zoë Esccher
The Japanese have developed a selection of knives that are only used for sushi. Only a few of this type of knives can be bought outside of Japan.

A few weeks ago there was woman who wrote to me and she was surprised that when she tried to make sashimi it tasted different.

The taste was not as good as when she bought sashimi from a sushi restaurant. She would also like to know which part of the salmon I use for sashimi.
I wrote to her that salmon is an easy fish use for sushi. You can use the whole fish.

I told her that the reason why the sashimi tastes different is that she does not know the techniques that are used to cut a fish for sashimi.
If you would like to serve sashimi with the same quality that it can be bought in a sushi restaurant you will have the same knive skills.

Read more about class Nigiri sushi 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.

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What time of day is it best to visit Tsukiji fish market?

The world’s largest Tsukiji fish market is located in Tokyo. It is a fish market where seafood is sold each day to the rest of the world.
Every morning there are sold large quantities of tuna on the fishing operation tuna which is categorized in different quality so to be sold to restaurants in Japan or sent abroad.

The fishing auction is being held very early in the morning. Tourists are not allowed in those hours. The many tourists seem to be disturbing and it affects the fishing action in a negative way.

The best time to visit the fish market is at 8.00-9.00 am in the morning. You may come later but many retailers begin to shut down.

Rad more about Sushi chef & Sake sommelier Zoë Escher

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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.

What characterizes Japanese food?

What characterizes Japanese cuisine and Japanese cuisine is that the portions are often very small.
During a meal eat Japanese 6-8 different dishes that contain little fish, vegetables, soy sauce and seaweed that are prepared in various ways.

The many small dishes are to make sure you do not feel heavy or stuffed after a meal. The individual dishes are light in texture and very tasty which makes it easier for the body to digest food.

A Japanese dinner covers the entire food chain, so the Japanese get every day what the body needs which is one of the reasons they are the people in the world who live the longest.

Read more about the course Traditional Japanese cooking class 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.

Can all kind of fish be used for sushi?

FiskBasically all fish used for sushi.
The fish must have the ‘right’ quality before it can be used for sushi. You do also need to know how to filet a fish without ruin the structure of the fish and taste.

You cannot find two fish species that are alike. The fish structure and whether it is silky or more coarse in meat depends 100% of the sushi chef’s ability to fillet and cut fish for sushi. A fish is usually silky, can, with a few wrong cuts turn into an unpleasant experience.

Some fish species have fish skin which can eat and is very delicate if it is prepared in a delicate way.

Some fish are so small for fileting which mean that the whole fish is included in the sushi.
The sushi chef must draw on its experience and knowledge in order to give their customers the best possible experience.

Please read more 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, Accenture audit Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

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Which Japanese raw material has made the biggest impression as a sushi chef?

In 2006 when I graduated from Sushikok I encountered Japanese ginger Myoga.
It is a raw material that I fell in love with me when I studied it for the first time in California.

It has a perfumed taste and some very special shades, which I have not experienced with other ingredients. It is very popular with Japanese sushi and Japanese sushi dining guests.

When it’s in season, it’s a must of Japanese sushi restaurants in Tokyo and California.

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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.

Kaburimaki also called insite-out offers many flavor combinations

In Europe and especially Denmark the sushi roll Kaburimaki has become a popular dish. The reason for its popularity is because you can combine several different raw materials in different ways.
With a Kaburimaki roll you can highlight the flavors and flavors of raw materials in new ways.

I am very much fond of the roll in the simple way in which fish and vegetables play the lead role. They do because I use different cutting techniques to highlight their unique taste.

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.

What does Japanese prefer to eat?

GyozaThe Japanese diet is very healthy.
The diet is put together in such a way that the body gets all healthy stuff while at the same time gets detoxified. It is also the key to the Japanese young appearance and age.

The Japanese diet consists of large amounts of fish, soy, seaweed and vegetables. The four materials are a recurring theme. The Japanese do also eat beef, pork, rice and ginger which also improves health in various ways.
The Japanese cuisine is very large and diverse it makes Japanese cuisine very interesting.

Please clock here to read more about the course Traditional Japanese  cooking class 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.

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