How many different types of noodles are there in Japan?


The Japanese are the population in the world that eats the most noodles.

There are many different gastronomic styles within noodles. Common to them all is that they are suitable for a busy workday.

Yep, the Japanese are just as busy as everyone else. They just do not want to compromise on their health. What I mean is that even though they are thunderously busy, their fast food must still be healthy.

In Japan, there are 8 different kinds of noodles.

Most noodles are made on wheat or buckwheat though, with the exception of one which is made on konnyaku.

On the noodle soup course for beginners, you will learn how to make 2 different tasty noodle soups as they are served at restaurants in Tokyo. You can read more about the course here.

What soy sauce do exclusive sushi restaurants in Tokyo use?


Exclusive Japanese sushi restaurants in Tokyo differ from other restaurants. In Europe many people use Michelin guide as a yardstick which is not the case in Japan.

In Japan, many exceptional restaurants never be published in the Michelin Guide. These gourmet sushi resturant use af different type and unique soy sauce.

The restaurant will often use a homemade soy sauce where the recipe is secret. It may be a soy sauce developed by the sushi chefs but it can also be a recipe that has been passed down through generations. It is different from restaurant to restaurant.

Read more about the Sushi 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.

Is there a difference between soy sauce?

Yes there is a very big difference between soy sauce.

In Japan, soy sauce is used as a spice it is a way of seasoning the dish food and give it the final finish.

In Japan, soy sauce is not just soy sauce. There are as many different kinds soy sauce just as many as the cheese shelf in an European supermarket. When the Japanese select a soy sauce they first look at the following,

Which dish should the soy sauce be used?
What other spices are used to taste the dish?
How powerful or mild is the dish?

This is because the Japanese want to use a soy sauce that highlights the right qualities without being dominant. It also means that it does matter which soy sauce is used for sushi.

At Sushi course for beginners I talk more about which Japanese soy sauce best suits 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.

Recipe: Pickled Chinese radish

The recipe is for a glass.

Ingredients:

4 cup rice vinegar (Uchibori – comet su)
1 cup sugar
1 Jam glass (h: 13 cm x w: 10 cm)

Course of action:

1. Rinse the Chinese radish and peel off the skin.

2. Cut the Chinese radish into 3 millimeter thick slices on a mandolin.

3. Heat the rice vinegar and sugar in a saucepan.

4. Boil the vinegar marinade until the sugar has dissolved.

5. Add the Chinese radish slices in a sterile jam glass.

6. Pour the vinegar marinade over.

7. Let it all cools down.

8. Close the glass and refrigerate for 4 days.

9. Ready to be eaten.

 

What prefers does Japanese prefer to drink for their sushi meal?

It depends a little on whether they eat sushi on a weekday or an evening at the weekend.

As a starting point, the Japanese prefer to drink an ice-cold classic beer with their sushi. The Japanese are a beer people and they value a good beer for the food. However, it is also Japanese who prefers a cup of green tea for the food.

On weekends where the Japanese are free and have more time to sit and eat a meal for several hours. There, the Japanese will also tend to drink sake for sushi.

In Japan, the range of sake is at least as large as the selection of wines in a European supermarket. Therefore, a sushi restaurant will serve sake within various price levels which are closely aligned to the menu that is served.

Read more about Sushi 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.

That’s why Japanese cuisine is healthy!

The Japanese cuisine is different  from the rest of the world. The diet is very healthy and nutritious even fastfood is packed with vitamines and minerals. TheJapanese dishes are very delicius and taste very well.

The Japanese cuisine is very large and has a large selection of tasty dishes.
Japanese cuisine has a great focus on eating many vegetables in new and exciting ways.

The Japanese do also a large amount soy products which is a healthy substitute for meat. The most popular soy products are tofu, soy sauce and soybeans in many variations and tastes.

On the course’s traditional Japanese cooking class for beginners I will talk more about the most popular ingredients and ingredients as Japanese cuisine.

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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 sushi rice?

You bet there is a big difference between sushi rice.
The better the quality of rice used for sushi the better the cooked rice is going to be.

There is also a big difference in the quality of the rice being produced in the USA, Japan, China, Korea and Thailand.

Japanese sushi rice is not necessarily the best rice to buy if you have never cooked sushi rice before. As a “beginner” you must go for the easiest rice to cook. You can buy sushi rice without knowing which are very difficult to cook. As a beginner always start with the easiest one.

Yes, it is a whole science if you want to learn how to cook sushi rice that is of such a quality that it is suitable for being served in a restaurant.

At the Sushi course for beginners I talk more about which sushi rice is best suited 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.

Which countries produce sushi rice?

There are several countries in the world that produce sushi rice. Japan of course and China, Korea and the United States do also produce sushi rice.

There is quite a big difference between the sushi rice produced in the different countries. The rice grain itself can vary in size and, of course, it has an influence on cooking the rice.

However, I have most experience with using sushi rice which is either produced in Japan or also in the USA. Since these types of sushi rice varieties I learned to cook to perfection when I was trained for Japanese sushi chef.

Read more about Sushi 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.

Which vegetable is really good for sushi?

Farmers markets

There are several different vegetables that are suitable to be used for sushi.

In Denmark you can get different kinds of asparagus it is a vegetable that thrives in Denmark. The asparagus season is in spring. In Copenhagen you can go to the farmers market that sells different kinds of asparagus with unique aromas and flavores.
The supermarket usual has one kind of asparagues.

Asparagus is vegetable that is perfect for sushi since you can use it in different ways.

The season in spring is quite short so I encourage you to buy different varieties of different quality and enjoy the different flavors of taste. You don’t necessarily have to make sushi. You can also steam them quite easily and eat them with a little butter and salt.

Read more about the sushi class Sushi 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.

That is why vegetarian sushi never gets boring!

From time to time I meet a person who is vegetarian or vegan. They are a little challenged when it comes to finding a sushi menu which they find interesting and delicious.

Vegetarian sushi is an underestimated dish.
There are so many different kinds of raw materials that are suitable for vegetarian sushi. Tasty and interesting vegetable beyond avocado and cucumber.
In Europe, you will experience that every season offers unique rar materials which are perfect for vegetarian sushi.

However, to turn raw materiale into to tasty and delicious sushi pieces you will have to sushi several Japanese cooking techniques since vegtables can be quite a challenge.

At the vegetarian sushi course for beginners you learn to use various useful techniques to make delicious 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, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.