What is the purpose of sushi vinegar?


Sushi vinegar is used to season and preserve the cooked sushi rice.

Sushi vinegar has a perfect balance between sour, sweet and salty.
Since salt and pepper are not used when eating sushi. Sushi vinegar helps to season the individual pieces of sushi without influencing the taste experience.

Sushi vinegar acts as a binding agent. It makes the sushi rice stick together better, which makes a big difference when it comes to sushi rolls and nigiri. If sushi vinegar is not used, the individual pieces of sushi would fall apart when you either lift a piece with chopsticks or dip the piece in soy sauce.

Vinegar itself has been used as a preservative for several centuries.
As soon as sushi vinegar is poured on the sushi rice, the rice is preserved. It is also a way to stop the development of bacteria and extends the quality of the rice.

At Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make sushi from scratch with the unique flavors that characterize sushi served in restaurants in Japan.

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How many vitamins and minerals does a sushi roll contain?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
Sushi is a popular Japanese delicacy known for its fresh taste and artful presentation. In addition to being a delicious dish, sushi is also known to be healthier than many other fatty and calorie-heavy alternatives.

How healthy is a sushi roll?

Sushi is often made with raw fish such as salmon, tuna or mackerel, which are rich in omega-3. The fish is a good source of proteins and the fatty fish oils are healthy for the body and strengthen health.

Beside fish, sushi also contains vegetables such as cucumbers, avocados and asparagus. These vegetables not only give sushi its distinctive taste and texture, but they are also packed with vitamins and minerals.

Sushi also contains rice, which is an important source of carbohydrates and energy. Although rice is not as rich in vitamins and minerals as fish and vegetables, it is still an important part of the meal.

Sushi seaweed is one of the healthiest vegetables in the world. It is the vegetable that contains the most vitamins and minerals. One seaweed sheet corresponds to 600 grams of vegetables. If you are tired of eating cauliflower or broccoli, sushi is a good alternative.

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Should sushi be eaten in one piece?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
When it comes to eating sushi, there are different opinions on how it should be enjoyed.

Should you take one bite at a time or try to eat in one piece?

Historically, sushi in Japan has always been prepared to be eaten in one mouthful.

One of the purposes of eating sushi in one piece is that you experience the fusion of the different ingredients. By eating sushi in one piece, you get to enjoy all the ingredients at once. Sushi often contains several raw materials such as rice, seaweed, vegetables and the texture of the fish.

By taking smaller bites, you can experiment with different combinations of soy sauce and wasabi and adjust the taste to your preference.
If you eat large pieces of sushi, it can be difficult to eat the whole piece at once.
If you are not used to eat sushi, it may be more comfortable to take smaller bites at first to get used to the taste and textures.

Although sushi is traditionally prepared to be eaten in one piece, there are no set rules for how to enjoy it.

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What is the benefit of eating sushi rolls?

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One of the biggest advantages of sushi rolls is the unique taste experience they offer.
Each sushi roll is like a small work of art with a harmonious combination of taste and texture.
From the fresh fish to the carefully prepared rice and crisp vegetables, every bite gives you an exciting experience.

Sushi rolls are not only a delicious meal, but they can also be a healthy part of your diet. Fish used in sushi rolls such as salmon and tuna are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for the body.

Another advantage of sushi rolls is the endless variety and possibility of customization. From classic rolls such as California Roll and Sushi roll with salmon to more experimental combinations, sushi rolls can be adapted to suit every taste.

Whether you are vegetarian, vegan or have specific dietary requirements, there is always a sushi roll that suits you.

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How many pieces of sushi does a sushi meal contain?

Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher
If you’ve ever wondered how many pieces of sushi make up a full meal, you’re not alone.

Generally speaking, a typical sushi meal can consist of around 10-20 pieces of sushi. This can include a combination of sashimi, a selection and nigiri and several different sushi rolls.

It is important to note that it is not only about the number of pieces of sushi, but also about the quality and variety of the different types of sushi served. A well-balanced sushi meal will have different flavors, textures and ingredients to create a harmonious dining experience.

If you visit a traditional high-end sushi restaurant in Japan, an omakase menu is served where the chef selects a variety of sushi of his choice based on freshness, season and taste.

This can be a great way to experience different types of sushi in a composite meal.

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Did you know that a single handroll embraces the entire food pyramid?

5 Japanese handrolls for one
Sushi handrolls are similar to sushi.

The seaweed used to make sushi handrolls shaped like a cone are the same ones used to make sushi rolls.
Just like with sushi rolls, various tasty vegetables, fish or shellfish are used as fillings in the preparation of sushi handrolls.

Sushi handrolls differ from traditional Japanese sushi.
Very little rice is used to make sushi handrolls, the number of raw materials used such as vegetables, fish or shellfish is the same as when making sushi rolls. For that reason, sushi handrolls are healthier than sushi rolls.

Sushi handrolls do not take many minutes to make once you have mastered the hand techniques.

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Which fish is the healthiest to eat?

Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher
Salmon is the healthiest fish. There are several reasons for this.
It is a fish that is described as fatty fish in the healthy way. It has a high content of omega 3, which belongs to the healthy fatty acids that are vital for the body.
Salmon also has a high content of protein 200 grams of salmon contains 44 grams of protein. Salmon is a booster for your health.

The Japanese population eats as much seafood as Europeans eat meat. In Japan, the variety of different types of fish is large, so most Japanese follow the season for fish.
During the year, the Japanese eat fish with a high content of omega 3 and at other times, they eat fish and shellfish which are not fatty, but instead contain other types of vitamins and minerals.

As a side dish, the Japanese eat many vegetables and cabbage prepared in different ways.

On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi with the most popular fish.

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How fresh can seafood be?


Seafood can be so fresh that it is still at body temperature when eaten.

Japan is a country surrounded by sea. Fresh fish and rice have been the most important raw materials in Japanese cuisine for centuries.

Japanese food culture is still based on raw materials being as fresh as possible. There are several reasons for this.

The Japanese population has grown up with shellfish being no more than a day old before it is cooked into tasty dishes. This applies to both fish bought from a fishmonger or in a supermarket.

Japanese cuisine has several iconic dishes where fish and shellfish are eaten raw, such as sushi.

The Japanese have the opportunity to buy raw materials that are either caught or harvested the same day.

The Japanese are very focused on eating healthy and fresh ingredients of the highest quality. It gives joy in life, but also healthy health. It is no coincidence that the Japanese are the population in the world that live the longest.

On the Sushi Course for Beginners, you learn to make tasty sushi step by step with a focus on how to get the most value without compromising on quality.

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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 is the difference between a Danish Sushi Chef and a Japanese Sushi Chef?


The biggest difference between a Danish and a Japanese Sushi Chef is the food. Yep, I said the food.

Sushi prepared by a Danish Sushi Chef tastes completely different from Sushi prepared by a Japanese Sushi Chef. There are several reasons for this.

Danish Sushi Chefs have a completely different professional background than Japanese sushi chefs. In Japan, different requirements are placed on the skills of Sushi Chefs.

Danish Sushi Chefs use different ingredients in the preparation of sushi than Japanese Sushi Chefs. Japanese chefs use ingredients that highlight the flavor of exactly the fish used for sushi. The taste is highlighted in a way that creates a unique gastronomic experience.

Danish Sushi Chefs use other cooking techniques in making sushi. It ranges from cooking sushi, filleting fish and not least the hand techniques for making the sushi pieces.

On the Sushi Course for Beginners, you learn, step by step, how to make sushi like Japanese Sushi Chefs. You do this because Japanese sushi have the best tastes. You also get the best tips about, which ingredients are best suited for and how to handle fish the best way.

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In Japan, what ingredients do sushi chefs use to make sushi rolls?


Sushi chefs in Japan have their very own definition of sushi. Sushi is vinegar-marinated rice with added local ingredients.
In Japan, you will often find Japanese sushi chefs that uses different types of fish and vegetables when they make sushi, and this applies to both nigiri and sushi rolls.

Japan is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and you find many tropical fish in the area. Tropical fish that never reach European latitudes. Some of these fish are also used for sushi. There are types of fish that are best suited for nigiri, while others are used for both nigiri and sushi rolls.

In Japan, the selection of vegetables is large, there are many types of vegetables that cannot be found in Europe.
In Tokyo, Japanese sushi chefs make sushi rolls with either shiitake mushroom or pickled plum. These are not the only vegetables that sushi chefs use when they make sushi rolls.

If you travel to Japan, you should not be surprised if you are served a roll that contains raw materials that are not so common outside of Japan.
On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi from scratch with raw materials that are most in demand for sushi in Denmark.

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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.