In Japan, what kind of topping is used on noodle soups?


In Japan, noodle soups are eaten all year round. The healthy noodle soups are the Japanese’s favorite fast food on busy days.
In Japan, you will find small noodle bars on most streets they serve homemade noodle soups of various sizes.

Once the food ticket has been pulled into the vending machine, given to the chef and you have found a seat at one of the small tables, than is just to wait. As a rule, no more than 5 minutes pass before a bowl of steaming hot soup is served. A classic Japanese ramen soup contains a little meat, eggs, seaweed, spring onions and mushrooms.

On the table are several different kinds of toppings such as chili oil, chili pepper, pickled ginger, finely chopped fermented red pepper.
Then it’s up to you whether you feel like adding extra topping to the soup in addition to what the chef has added.

Some Japanese choose to eat the soup as it is and, others choose to add the soup a little extra. It’s up to you.

In the Noodle Soup course for beginners, you will learn step by step how to make delicious and tasty noodle soup as it is 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.

Japanese noodle soup is your shortcut to a healthy meal on a busy day!

In most streets of Tokyo is a small noodle soup bar. A bar where there is typically only room for 10-15 diners at a time. It does not sound like much. The small noodle bars are very busy. They serve the Japanese favorite food, which suits a busy everyday life.

It takes approx. 2 seconds to pull a food ticket in the vending machine. It takes less than 5 minutes before a bowl of steaming hot noodle soup is on the table. Japanese people are fast eaters and very experienced when it comes to the use of chopsticks. It takes them less than 5 minutes to eat a nutritious and healthy noodle soup. In the course of a day, the many noodle bars can manage to serve many guests.

Japanese noodle soup is a low-fat and healthy meal that is eaten year-round in Japan.

On the Japanese noodle soup course for beginners you will learn how to make tasty soups from scratch as they are served 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 are the two main ingredients in Japanese cuisine?

The two main ingredients in Japanese cuisine are kombu and bonito flakes.

Kombu is a Japanese type of seaweed that is grown on the ocean bottom. It is a tall seaweed with thick and broad leaves. In Japanese cuisine, seaweed is dried and used in many different dishes. Kombu is part of the foundation of Japanese cuisine. It is not dried seaweed that is eaten in the same way as sushi seaweed. It is not suitable for that.

Bonito flakes come from a fish called Bonito. It is a fish that is related to tuna. The fish is cleaned, filleted and smoked. The fish fillets are then dried at certain temperatures for several months. Eventually, it is cut into ultra-thin strips. Like kombu, it is the foundation of Japanese cuisine.

Read more about Japanese noodle soup 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 often do you travel to Japan?

I try to travel to Japan once a year as far as possible.

As a Japanese trained Sushi chef and sake sommelier I learn a lot from my trips to Japan.

The Japanese cuisine is a kitchen where raw materials, ingredients and techniques are constantly puffed and refined. This makes the level og the food slightly higher each year.

Beside that my horizons are expanded every time I am in Japan.
In Japan I eat fish, seafood and other raw materials that I can not get in Europe. This inspires me todevelop new recipes and classes.

You can read 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.

Are there any advantages to using Japanese ingredients?

Without a doubt yes.
Ingredients have different flavors and taste according to the world they come from. The fewest are aware that Japan, Korea and China produce seaweed to sushi.

Here I think the variety used to produce the tang, the taste and the quality. The same applies when it comes to pickled ginger, soy sauce and vinegar.

Sushi is a nice and delicate eating so it is worth paying to buy ingredients that emphasize the fine shades of the food without dodging or dominating.

Via my webshop I sell different ingredients for 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.

What characterizes a Japanese teriyaki sauce?

A lot of people know about the classic Teriyaki sauce that is produced by Kikkomann which can be found in most supermarkets in Europe.

The sauce sold in supermarkets has nothing to do with the authentic Japanese Teriyaki sauce. It’s a very sad version of the authentic Japanese Teriyaki sauce. I think that’s a lot of pity.

The authentic Japanese Teriyaki sauce is made from scratch and has a tasty and a unique flavor. To make the sauce you have to use Japanese ingredients. The way the ingredients are combined and cooked makes the finished Teriyaki sauce taste amazing. The sauce taste so good that most people eat it with a spoon.

On the course Traditional Japanese cooking class for beginners you will  learn how to make an authentic Japanese Teriyaki sauce from the scratch. You will also learn why the Japanese version is so popular 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.

Quote: Japanese soybeans

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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.

Why is Japanese sushi different?

NigiriJapanese sushi chefs use several different fish when making sushi and preferably between 6 and 12 in different species.
Japanese sushi chefs are using Japanese knives to fillet a fish. They use some other techniques to cut fish for sushi.
Japanese sushi chefs are using some other techniques to cook sushi rice.
Japanese sushi chefs use Japanese ingredients when they make sushi and other Japanese dishes.
Japanese sushi chefs are using some other techniques to make sushi.
Therefore taste Japanese sushi so much different.

Please read more about my exclusive Japanese sushi pop-up dinners

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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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Why does it take so long to become a sushi chef?

Zoë EsccherIt takes several years to become a skilled Japanese sushi chef.
Since sushi is a dish that you don not boil, fry or cook sushi you have to be very conscious to every detail.

In Japan sushi chefs only use a few ingredients to make sushi such as rice, fish, the restaurant’s homemade soy sauce and in some cases topping to suit the fish.

A sushi chef must master the following,

Cook the rice to perfection.
A knowledge of the various fish, their age, fat content, the structure of the meat and which parts of the fish are regarded as a delicacy.
A knowledge of which vegetables and Japanese ingredients used for sushi.
To be able to transform the very few ingredients into a gourmet experience the sushi chef knowledge and experience to highlighting the fish aromas and flavors by using different cutting techniques.
The vegetables and topping is used for sushi, lift and flavor experience an extra dimension.

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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