Is there a difference between Japanese knives?

Yes, there is a huge difference between Japanese knives.

In Denmark most Japanese knives are made of stainless steel. These knives are of good quality that do not need much maintenance. But, they will never be as sharp as Japanese knives which are made in a different type of steel.

The knife blade of Japanese knives has a special design and they can become very sharp if sharpened the right way. The steel used for that type of knives affects the various raw materials. By using various cutting techniques you can emphasize the aromas, taste and quality of the raw materials for sushi.

At Sushi course for beginners you will learn how to apply the basic Japanese cutting techniques.

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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 knife is suitable for sushi?

NigiriThe Japanese have developed a number of knives that are only used for sushi. However, only a fraction can be bought in Europe.

A few weeks ago a reader wrote to me and she was surprised that when she tried to make sashimi at home it tasted different.
It did not taste as good as when she bought it at a sushi restaurant. She would also like to know which part of the salmon I use for sashimi.

I wrote to her and told her that salmon is quite an easy fish to use. Every part of the fish can be used for sushi and sashimi.

I also told her that the reason the sashimi tasted different than what she knows from sushi restaurants is that she does not know the techniques that are used to cut a fish for sashimi.

If you wish to serve sashimi with the same quality as a sushi restaurant then it is equally important that you know the cutting techniques for sushi knifes.

Please read more about Nigiri sushi 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.

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