Which Japanese noodles are the healthiest?


In Japan, there are 8 different kinds of noodles, which are used in different dishes. Some noodles are eaten all year round, while others are eaten at specific times of the year.

Some Japanese noodles are healthier than others.
The healthiest noodles are soba noodles which are made from buckwheat. Soba noodles are part of classic Japanese dishes in several different ways.
In Japan, soba is most often eaten in the summer as a cold noodle dish. Soba noodles are also served in hot stews.

Soba noodles are made in different ways. Some soba noodles are made from 100% buckwheat, while others also contain a bit of wheat.
Soba noodles are healthier than traditional pasta. There are fewer calories, more fiber and protein.

In Europe, soba noodles can also be bought in many Thai / Chinese shops.

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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.

In Japan, do Japanese restaurants serve fried noodles?

Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher
Restaurants in Japan also serve fried noodles.
In Japan, noodles are not just noodles. There are 7 different types of noodles in the classic Japanese cuisine. The 7 different noodles contain either wheat, buckwheat or rice. Some noodles are eaten all year round and others at certain times such as in the summer.

The Japanese are the population that eats the most noodles. In Japan, Ramen noodles are the most in demand of them all.

In Denmark, ramen is also the most in-demand type of noodle, which is most often used in noodle soups.

In Japan, ramen noodles are used in many different types of Japanese dishes. It ranges from noodle soups to stews or fried noodles.

In the Traditional Japanese food course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty fried seafood noodle dish.

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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.

Are classic Japanese dishes low in fat?

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Classic Japanese dishes are very healthy.
The Japanese population is the oldest in the world. This is not a coincidence there is of course a reason for it.

Japanese cuisine differs from other cuisines. Japanese cuisine is put together in such a way that it either detoxifies the body or nourishes the body.
In Japanese cuisine, there is no “fast food” such as. pizza or Sharwarma, as we know it in Europe and in the rest of the world.

Yes, you can find Pizzeria in Japan it is a dish that is not part of Japanese cuisine.

In the classic Japanese cuisine, only healthy and nutritious fast food dishes are available. Fast food dishes that is suitable for busy weekdays.
In general, the Japanese dishes embrace the entire food pyramid in one meal. It is also a contributing factor to the fact that Japanese cuisine is so healthy.

In the Noodle Soup course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make several different nutritious and healthy noodle soups that are suitable for a busy everyday life.

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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.

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.

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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.

Which pumpkin do the Japanese prefer to eat?

In recent years, pumpkins have become more and more popular.
Halloween is an American tradition which a number of years ago found its way to Denmark. Cutting orange pumpkins has gradually also becomes a tradition in Denmark.

Because of Halloween, more and more people want to eat pumpkins. Today there are many different kinds of pumpkins and have found their way to the Danish supermarkets.

Most people are familiar with the orange pumpkin called Hokkaido, which is available in all supermarkets. It was once cultivated in Japan, from which the name originates. Today it is grown outside Japan.

This dark green pumpkin that I only knows from Japan, and which there are quite a few of in Denmark is Japanese.

It’s called Kabocha.

In Japan, it is eaten in many different ways in traditional Japanese cuisine.
I tasted it for the first time in Japan in 2004. I got it for lunch where there was a piece in a bento box. I also ate it in the evening at the home of one of my teachers in Tokyo.

It is a pumpkin type that I have learned to like a lot the Japanese way.

Read more about Japanese noodle soup course for beginners, where noodle soups are made with Japanese ingredients and ingredients in the same way as, Japanese 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 comfort food that warms on a cold autumn day!


The hot summer days are coming to an end and we are approaching autumn.
Autumn is a changeable time reminiscent of a bag of mixed sweets, sun, wind and rain and sometimes on the same day.

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons.
Nature and forests show themselves from their most beautiful side. The forest abounds with mushrooms and just around the corner awaits the classic root vegetables.

In Japan, noodle soups are tasty and healthy dish are enjoyed all year round. It is a dish that is very popular when summer turns into autumn. It is a dish that warms on the changeable autumn days.

A classic Japanese noodle soup contains fish, meat, noodles, vegetables and seaweed in other words it is one of the healthiest fast foods on a busy day.

In the Noodle soup course for beginners, you will learn how to make tasty soups from scratch with Japanese noodles, soups that have the same unique aromas and flavors as if served in restaurants 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.