Can all types of ingredients be used in a Japanese noodle soup?

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Basically yes.

In Japan, noodle soups are considered a fast food dish. Like so many the Japanese lives a busy life. They work 10-15 hours a day and have family, friends and leisure activities that also need to be taken care of. Noodle soups are suitable for a busy everyday life, which is often eaten on the way from work.

In Japan, noodle soups are the Japanese answer to pizza and shawarma.

In Japan, many more types of stock are made for such as pork, chicken and fish for noodle soups. For the soups, many different types of raw materials and ingredients are used for and, this means that there are no 2 noodle bars that make the same soup.

In the Japanese noodle Soup course for beginners, you learn step by step to make 2 very different noodle soups, which can be enjoyed all year round.

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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 bonito flakes?


More and more people have become aware of bonito flakes.

In 2004, I first encountered bonito flakes in Tokyo.
At that time, in Tokyo I was practising the martial art kendo. After evening training, I was invited to the home of my teacher and his family, where we ate dishes from the classic Japanese cuisine. There I noticed the thin flakes with a smoky fish flavor, which was used as a kind of topping on the dishes.

In 2006 when I was trained as a sushi chef abroad, I got to know bonito flakes very well. I found out that the fish Bonito is related to tuna. It is a fish that is filleted, smoked and dried for a long period of time. The dried bonito is than shaved into thin flakes.

Bonito flakes are a solid ingredient in Japanese cuisine, which is used in many different ways. The fish bonito together with other Japanese ingredients form the foundation of Japanese cuisine.

In the Noodle Soup course for beginners, you learn, among other things how bonito flakes are used in Japanese soups 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.

Which Japanese food styles are most popular in Japan?

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In Japan, Japanese cuisine is very large.
There are as many different styles as the whole of European cuisine combined.

Most people will probably think that sushi is at least as popular in Japan as in Europe. That is not the case.
The Japanese love sushi, sushi makes up less than 15% of Japanese cuisine. Sushi is not a dish that the Japanese choose on a busy day after work.

On a busy weekday, the Japanese prefer ramen soup. The Japanese are the population in the world that eats the most noodles.

In Japan, there are a many different kinds of tasty noodle soups, they are found in all shades.
In Denmark and in the rest of the world, most people know ramen noodle soup.

Some noodle soups are as different as day and night. It’s just like the two noodle soups, you learn step by step on Noodle soup course for beginners. Ramen is, of course, one of them.

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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 there a difference between the noodles used in Japanese soup?

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There is a big difference in the type of noodles used in Japanese noodle soups.
Most people have heard of ramen soup, where one type of noodles is used. They are long, thin, and yellow and look like spaghetti, however, the texture and taste is different.

Ramen soup is not the only soup that the Japanese eat all year round.
In Japan, several different types of noodle soups are eaten, some at certain times of the year.
Overall, it is the noodle soup’s foundation, vegetables and meat/fish that determine which type of noodles are used.

In some soups, noodles are used that are neutral in flavor like udon; it is the soup itself that has a lot of taste and aromas. In other soups, noodles that have a little taste like ramen are used because it adds an extra dimension of flavor to the noodle soup.

In the Japanese noodle soup course for beginners, you will learn step by step how to make 2 very different tasty noodle soups.

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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 Japanese’s favorite healthy fast food?


Yep, that’s right. In Japanese cuisine, only healthy fast food is available.

In Europe there are several different types of fast foods that are not so healthy such as pizza and shawarma, which are eaten on a busy day.

In Japan, there are several different types of fast food that are suitable for a busy everyday life tasty dishes that are enjoyed in a short time, even on the days when there is a lot of work. In Japan, the Japanese work an average of 10-15 hours a day.

The Japanese are the population in the world that eats the most noodles. In Japan, noodle soup is made in many different ways, some soups are made on fish, pork or chicken, each noodle bar has their very own recipe. Each region has their unique ingredients and raw materials which are used to make tasty noodle soup.

In Japan, noodle soups are eaten all year round. Yes even on a hot summer days. In Europe, noodle soups are most often eaten in the autumn, winter and spring.

On the noodle soup course for beginners, you will learn step by step how to make 2 very different unique and tasty Japanese noodle soups.

Read more about 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.

When do the Japanese prefer to eat a bowl of hot noodle soup?

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In Japan, a bowl of hot noodle soup is eaten all year round. Yes, even on hot summer days.
In Japan there is a large selection of noodle soups, each region and each noodle bar has their very own version. Some soups are made on chicken stock, while others are made on pork or fish.

Noodle soup is a healthy fast food that is eaten on all days of the week in Japan. It is a dish that fits into the hectic and busy life that many Japanese live. Many Japanese work an average of 10-15 hours a day.

In Europe so far, many people prefer to eat noodle soups in the autumn / spring and in the winter. In Europe, noodle soups are also eaten on slightly cloudy days.

Read about 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.

That’s the reason why the Japanese drink a cup of miso soup every day!

Many have become aware that the Japanese drink a cup of hot miso soup a day. Several in Europe have traveled on holiday in Japan and have noticed that, while others have heard about it.

In Japan, the classic Japanese miso soup is made from scratch. Beside fermented soybean paste, the soup is packed with vitamins and minerals that the body enjoys.

As the soup primarily contains miso paste, it has a high content of vegetable protein, which is healthier than animal product. Soybeans are a low-fat product as they do not contain fat such as a steak.

The soup is also rich in vitamins and minerals. Japanese seaweed is also included in the soup.In Japan, there are many different types of seaweed. Not all seaweed varieties are suitable for miso soup. Of course, it is important to choose the right one otherwise the soup tastes less good.

But such overall is seaweed is a very healthy vegetable. It is the vegetable in the world that contains the most vitamins and minerals.

Read more about Noodle Soup course for beginners, where healthy and nutritious Japanese ingredients and raw materials are a must in the traditional Japanese noodle soups.

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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.

Why is ramen noodle soup the most sought out fast food in Japan?

Ramen noodles are the most popular fast food in Japan. There are several reasons for this.

The Japanese live a busy life like so many others. They work an average of 10-15 hours a day.
In the big cities, a noodle bar is located in most streets. When the Japanese are on their way home from work, there are many who visit a noodle bar on the way.

From the time they pull a food ticket in the vending machine to a bowl of smoky hot noodle soup placed in front of you, not many minutes go by. For most Japanese, it takes no more than 10 minutes to eat the food until they are on their way.

In Japan, there are many types of noodles soup.

Many eateries have developed their very own soups, which have been passed down from generation to generation. It also means that it is a new experience to visit the local noodle soup bars as soups are not the same.

On the Noodle soup course for beginners, you will learn step by step how to make 2 very different noodle soups including a ramen soup as it tastes in Japan.

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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 type of noodle soup do the Japanese prefer to eat?

In Japan, there are many different types of noodle soups.
There is the classic tasty ramen soup that most people know and there are other types of noodle soups such as udon and soba.

In Japan, ramen noodle soup are very popular on a busy weekday. In the larger cities such as Tokyo, there are noodle soup bars on pretty much every street corner. Small dining places with delicious ramen soup which has been passed down from generation to generation.
Ramen soup in Japan is a broad concept. Some ramen soup is made on fish stock, while others are made on chicken and pork.

It is different from noodle bar to noodle bar what is used of ingredients. Fish, shellfish, meat and eggs are classic ingredients with proteins and local Japanese vegetables are used which are in season.

In the Noodle Soup course for beginners, you will learn how to make tasty classic noodle soups as they are served in Japan.

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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.

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.