Is it best to use Japanese sushi rice?

There are many countries that produce rice for sushi such as Japan, the United States, Korea, Italy, and Thailand.

Using Japanese-produced sushi rice is not a must. In Japan, there are many different types of sushi rice of different grades. Japanese sushi rice is not always the best choice if you are not used to cooking sushi rice.

Some Japanese rice varieties are harder to cook than others, so buying Japanese sushi rice is not always an advantage.

On the Sushi course for beginners I talk more about which rice is best for 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.

How healthy is seaweed for sushi?

Seaweed for sushi is a very healthy vegetable. In the world, seaweed is the vegetable that contains most vitamins and minerals.

The countries that produces the largest amount of seaweed for sushi are China, Korea and Japan. You can compare seaweed for sushi to crops like wheat or oats. The difference is that seaweed is a vegetable which ia grown on the sea bottom.

Seaweed produced in Japan, China and Korea has difference taste. This is because there are several different type of seaweed used for sushi.

In general, seaweed for sushi is a vegetable that is essential in Japanese cuisine.

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.

What is the Japanese chef’s view of noodle soup?

In Japan, noodles soup can be compared to Danish meatballs.

All Japanese chefs including sushi chef knows how to make a tasty noodle soup. From childbirth the Japanese learn that noodle soup is a dish that can be eaten all year long.
There is not only a kind of noodle soup. The selection is very big. Just like meat balls each noodle has their very own unique recipe for how to make the best fund from scratch.

However, there is of course a red thread in the noodle soups that are being made in Japan. There are differences between Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese noodles, because there are different ingredients and flavors used to make soups.

You can read more about Japanese noodle soup 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.

Memory: Opening of Formland Spring in the exhibition center Herning in Denmark, 2016

In 2016 I held the opening speech and opened the exhibition Formland Spring in the exhibition center Herning in Denmark. I was asked by exhibition center Herning if I was interested in making a speech where I talked about Japan.

I said yes of cause it is one my favorit topics.

I spoke about Japan, Japanese culture and design.

When I had declared the fair open Seido Taiko played Japanese drums.

At the opening, 49 from the press, 20 VIPs and 271 exhibitors attended.

Opening the fair and talking about Japan was a fantastic experience.

Read more about Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher

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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.

How long can Sushi last if stored in a refrigerator?

Sushi is a dish that is different from other dishes in Japanese cuisine. It is a dish where the shelf life is very short.

Sushi should be eaten the same day it was purchased and there are several reasons.

Raw fish included in sushi together have shelf life as beef Tatar. Since there will be more bacteria in the food the next day.

Avocado is a raw material that quickly turns brown and dull. Most people know what half an avocado looks like the next day if it is not stored in the “right” way.

The individual rice grains also change in taste. The next day, the individual rice grains will be harder to chew.

At the Sushi course for beginners you will learn how to make tasty sushi that you can enjoy for lunch and dinner.

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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.

Can all types of vinegar be used for sushi?

Not all types of vinegar are suitable for sushi.

There are many different kinds of vinegar in Denmark. There are some vinegar made in Denmark, others in Thailand, China or Japan.

It is always best to use Japanese vinegar for sushi and there are several reasons for that.

Japanese vinegar is made of rice grains. Since the Japanese vinegar is made on rice, the sour / sweet vinegar flavor suits the sushi rice.
If the vinegar were made on, for example apple the rice vinegar would have a completely different taste.

Rice vinegar is also used to preserve sushi rice so it can be kept at room temperature. Beside that, vinegar is also used as a kind of spice.

The aromas and fine flavors found in Japanese rice vinegar help to give the sushi rice the unique taste that characterizes Japanese sushi rice.

Read more about 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, Accenture audit Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

How often do the Japanese eat ramen soup?

The Japanese people eat very often ramen soup. It is Japanese preferred fast food and it is eaten throughout the year. You can compare the Japanese ramen soup to grandma’s meatballs.

In big and small cities in Japan you will find noodle bars making their very own version of ramen soup. In some noodle bars the recipes have been passed down for generations.

The Japanese noodle bars are very small seen with European eyes. Some of them can only accommodate 15 guests. In Japan, it takes no more than 5 minutes to cook a bowl of smoking hot soup. For most Japanese eating a bowl of noodle soup takes no more than 10 minutes.

During one day a noodle bar can reach many guests.

Read more about the Noodle soup 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.

At what temperature should you eat sushi?

Sushi is a very unique dish that should be eaten at a certain temperature.

There are many people who buy take-away sushi at the moment. There are some things to do if you have decided to eat sushi one night.

Once you have picked up or your sushi has been delivered, you should store the food in your fridge. You must keep the food there until 15 minutes before you are going to eat. Sushi should and tastes best at room temperature.

What you do 15 minutes before eating is that you take the food out of the fridge. You take the lid off and place the food on the kitchen tables (in the shade) and leave it for 15 minutes.

In meantime you can set the table.

On my Sushi course for beginners (max. 9 participants) you will learn step by step how to make tasty sushi which is the perfect summer food with a glass of bubbles.

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.

Where is it best to buy fish for sushi?

It is hard to say where it is best to buy fish for sushi. I will only buy fish at fishmongers in Copenhagen.

There are some basic things to look for in a fishmonger.

Fish for sushi should never be placed with other fish. Fish for sushi has a completely different quality than”ordinary” fish for cooking. To ensure that bacteria are not transferred between the 2 types of fish they must be kept separate.

Fish for sushi should be perfectly fresh. On the sushi course for beginners, I talk about what to look for if you want to make sure you leave the fishmonger with fresh fish.

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.

Strengthen your health and prevent cancer

Yep, it is possible to strengthen your health without consuming ​​several different supplements.

There are many people including myself who want to enhance their health. The older I get the more conscious I become about living healthier ie. to have healthy diets and exercise several times a week.

And with age, women’s focus is especially on breast cancer prevention.

Okinawa miso soup is a unique experience that fits a busy everyday life. Yes, it takes no more than 10 minutes to make a miso soup. It is an experience where you can boost your health with vitamins and minerals by drinking a cup of hot and delicate soup miso soup.

In Japan, drinking a cup of hot miso soup at day ten is very common. By drinking a cup of miso soup I prevent cancer and other lifestyle diseases. Read more about the Okinawa miso soup -Super food

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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.