Welcome spring with classic Japanese dishes

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Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to welcome it than with some delicious Japanese dishes?

Japan is known for its rich and varied cuisine that embraces a wide range of flavors and textures. Here are three classic Japanese dishes that are perfect for celebrating spring.

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The small, juicy dumplings are a favorite among many and are perfect as a starter or snack. And for some a whole meal.
The tasty filling with pork, greens and Japanese spices makes them irresistible. combination of crispness and juiciness. Serve them with a delicious soy dip and a little chili oil to kick-start the taste buds.

Fried noodles

A tasty dish that is perfect for a dinner. Japanese noodles, greens and juicy large prawns make this healthy dish the perfect choice on busy days. A delight for the taste buds.

Teriyaki salmon

A classic of Japanese cuisine, teriyaki salmon is a symphony of sweetness and umami. The juicy and tender Faroese salmon is glazed in a wonderful teriyaki sauce which is made from scratch. A sauce that provides a perfect balance between salt, sweetness and sourness. Served with vegetables, it is a light and tasty way to enjoy spring’s fresh ingredients.

So why not welcome spring with these classic Japanese dishes?

Read more about Traditional Japanese cooking 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.

Gyoza in Japan – A well-preserved and secret delicacy


In Japan, dumplings also called gyoza is not just a delicious snack or a festive dish. It is an everyday delicacy found on the table in countless homes and restaurants.

For many Japanese, gyoza is a regular part of their diet and it is not uncommon to enjoy this delicacy several times a week. Gyoza is served in different forms, from the classic minced pork version to vegetarian and seafood variants.

In Japan, gyoza has also found its way into take-away boxes. In Japan, you can find gyoza at street kitchens, in convenience stores, and even in prepackaged form in supermarkets. This makes it easy for people to enjoy this delicious dish on a busy day.

Gyoza is not only limited to being served in restaurants. Many Japanese also make their own homemade gyoza with family and friends.

Gyoza is a classic dish in Japanese cuisine and is often eaten as part of the daily diet. Its versatility, deliciousness and social nature make it a beloved part of Japanese food culture that continues to excite palates both in Japan and around the world.

In the Traditional Japanese Cooking Class for Beginners, you will learn step by step how to make gyoza as they are served in restaurants.

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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.

The last course of the year in Traditional Japanese food will be held on 24 September – are you going?

Japanese superfood
Japanese food culture is known worldwide for its finesse, unique flavor combinations and its deep roots in the country’s culture and history.
Attending Traditional Japanese Cooking Course for Beginners can be a real eye-opener and here are some of the countless benefits one can reap from attending such a course.

Authentic insight into Japanese culture
Japanese food is much more than just the dishes we eat. The way the dishes are prepared and served tells a story about Japanese culture, traditions and aesthetics. Through the course, you will be able to understand the cultural nuances and values ​​behind each and every dish.

Learn to cook healthy dishes
Japanese cuisine is known for its health benefits. Raw materials such as fish, seaweed, vegetables and fermented foods play a big role. Through a course, you can learn how to incorporate these healthy elements into everyday meals.

Refine your culinary skills
Japanese cooking requires precision and attention to detail. From proper cutting technique to serving, you can improve your general kitchen skills by mastering the Japanese cooking technique.

Explore new ingredients
Japan has a wealth of unique ingredients that many in Europe may not be familiar with. By attending a Traditional Japanese Food Course for Beginners, one can be introduced to these ingredients and learn how to use them properly.

Enjoy the satisfying result
There is nothing more satisfying than eating a meal you’ve made yourself – especially when it’s as tasty and aesthetically pleasing as Japanese food.

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.

The reason Japanese cuisine considered quite unique?

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Japanese cuisine places great emphasis on using the fresh ingredients of the season, this applies to vegetables, fish and shellfish.

Many of the raw materials used in Japanese cuisine, such as fish, seaweed are vegetable are super foods that boost the body with healthy oils, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Japanese food is low in fat and sugar, making it a healthy choice.
This is one of the reasons why the Japanese are the population in the world that live the longest.

The healthy ingredients and raw materials such as miso, tofu, wasabi, seaweed and many others that are fundamental to Japanese cuisine are not used in the same way in other cuisines.

While many cuisines around the world make use of the fifth taste experience, umami, Japanese cuisine is known for its emphasis and exploration of this flavor through the use of ingredients such as dashi, soy sauce and miso.

On the course Traditional Japanese food for beginners, you learn to make healthy and tasty dishes from the classic Japanese cuisine, which boosts your health.

PS: Sunday 24 September 2023 will be the last course in Traditional Japanese food for this year.

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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 is the first dish made on the course Japanese cooking course for beginners?

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The first dish that is made on the course is Gyoza.

Before we dive into the actual cooking, you will be introduced to Japanese raw materials, ingredients and Japanese cooking techniques. The reason for that is that I teach how to cook Japanese dishes as they are prepared in restaurants in Japan. This means that if the dishes are meant to taste like in Japan, then we need to take a closer look at how the Japanese cuisine works.

We start with the popular gyoza with pork. It is a dish that can be enjoyed as a snack with a glass of white wine or an appetizer.

First, several different raw materials must be sliced, chopped and grated, and together with Japanese ingredients, becomes face meat.
You will then learn step by step the various hand techniques so that you can make the tasty gyoza that are served in Japanese restaurants.
Gyoza must be prepared in their very own way. Step by step you learn to use the techniques used by chefs in Japan.

Read more about Traditional Japanese cooking 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.

How many different kinds of gyoza are there in Japan?

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When you visit restaurants in Japan, there is one kind of gyoza on the menu.
Yep, it’s good enough. In the classic Japanese cuisine of Japan, there is only one traditional Japanese gyoza.

You can easily find other restaurants in Tokyo that have several different dumplings on the menu. It will often be Chinese restaurants.
That does not mean it is bad. There are exceptional dumplings restaurants in Tokyo, some of the best restaurants are Chinese.

In Japan, gyoza is often eaten as a snack or an appetizer with a glass of beer.

In Tokyo you will find gyoza restaurants that specialize in making gyoza of different qualities. They only have gyoza on the menu. These are restaurants that many Japanese visits on their way home from work.

In the Traditional Japanese food course for beginners, you will learn step by step how to make the classic delicious Japanese gyoza.

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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.

Where does Japanese gyoza come from?

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The Japanese dumplings also called gyoza comes from China. Yep, it’s good enough.
China is world famous for making many different types of dumplings in fish, seafood, meat and with various vegetables.

Several thousand years ago, dumplings came from China to Japan. One type of the Chinese dumplings found its way to Japanese cuisine. Japanese chefs chose to change the ingredients and made the dumpling with Japanese flavors.
In this way, dumpling was given the unique flavors and aromas that characterize Japanese food.

Japanese Gyoza is today a regular part of Japanese cuisine. It is a kind of dish that can either be enjoyed as a snack, appetizer or main course. There are several different options.

In Traditional Japanese food course for beginners, you will learn step by step how to make Japanese gyoza as Japanese chefs 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.

Is it difficult to make Japanese gyoza?

There are more and more people who have tasted Japanese dumplings called gyoza in Japanese. It is a classic dish in Japanese cuisine, most often eaten as a small appetizer, snack with glass of wine or as a main course.

It is delicious dish most often made with pork added Japanese ingredients and raw materials which give the unique Japanese flavor. Gyoza is an exciting challenge to learn to make. Several techniques are used to prepare the ingredients for gyoza, various hand techniques are also used to fold the delicate gyoza.

The way to cook gyoza is different. They do not come in a frying pan, as in some countries. They have to go through several steps before it is ready to be eaten while still hot.

At the Traditional Japanese cooking class for Beginners, learn how to make delicious and tasty gyoza from scratch just as they are served at 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 is Japanese gyoza?


Japanese gyoza are in fact Japanese dumpings.

Originally, Japanese gyoza comes from China. China is known for making many different kinds of dumplings with fish, meat, seafood or a combination of it all.

When the Chinese dumplings came to Japan many years ago, the Chinese dumplings were adapted to Japanese cuisine. Other raw materials were used. The dough sheets used to make Japanese gyoza are made with classic ingredients used in Japanese cuisine.

Japanese chefs made their own interpretation of gyoza. It became like a banner bearer for all other gyoza that have since come into being. The Japanese chefs also developed their very own hand techniques used to fold the Japanese gyoza.

The actual preparation of gyoza is another. A gyoza must go through several steps before it is ready to be eaten.

In the Traditional Japanese food course for beginners, you will learn how to make gyoza as they are served in 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.

Where do they original Japanese dumplings gyoza comes from?

The Japanese dumplings also called gyoza comes original from China.
China is known for its wide variety of delicate and tasty dumplings which are available in many different sizes, taste and flavors.
Gyoza was introduced in Japan in the 1940s. During World War II the Japanese invaded China. During the invation the Japanese learned how to make dumplings and brought it to Japan.

Since then Chinese dumplings has been adapted to Japanese cuisine so it has the classic Japanese aromas and flavors. In Japan you can only get one kind of Japanese dumplings which is a very popular dish in Japan.

Dumplings is a dish that serves as a snack or a starter for Japanese dinner parties.

On the course Traditional Japanese cooking class for beginners you learn how to make delicate and tasteful gyoza as they are served in Japan.

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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.