How is sushi rated in Japan?

Sushi in Japan is assessed in a different way than in Denmark and Europe.
In Japan, sushi chefs and customers have a slightly different view of sushi. Other criteria are used for whether sushi tastes good, is well cooked and the overall sushi experience.

What is most emphasized in Japan is the quality of the cooked rice. If the sushi rice is not cooked to perfection, the thumb is turned down. In Japan, no one wants to eat sushi where the rice has got too much and has the consistency of porridge. It affects the other ingredients in the making of sushi and, the finished sushi pieces. It will be a smattering experience.

Conversely, the rice can also be cooked in a way so that the rice is raw inside. It provides a hard core where the full benefit of the rice ‘taste and consistency is not present.

Sushi rice is not the easiest to cook, but when it succeeds it tastes so nice.

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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.