That’s why the quality of Japanese gastronomy in Tokyo is so high!

Over the past few years more and more people have become aware that Tokyo is the city with the most Michelin stars.

In general, the food and especially high-quality food is very important to Japanese people. I see that as soon as I arrive in Tokyo.

Japanese schools have a food scheme that makes very high quality organic food for the children. The classes with youngest students the food that they are having for lunch is part of the lesson.

Before the kids are allowed to go for lunch the class teachers review the menu with the school children. The children learn about the different ingredients that are included in the food. The children do also learn about the nutritional content of the various dishes.

Teaching children about healthy food and give healthy food for lunch the children gets healthy diets. It helps fight overweight children and future lifestyle diseases.

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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.

Japanese noodle soup is perfect for rainy weeks

Autumn is over us. And yes, in Denmark the weather is mixed during the season. Autumn is a time that offers beautiful colors and unique raw materials like mushrooms are best in autumn.

Autumn is also time for little more heavy and hot dishes that warm on a cold rainy day. Noodle soup does not take very long time to make, but it is healthy and nutritious and fits a busy day.

Japanese noodle soup is a right to enjoy the year round in Japan. In Denmark it is a dish that many people prefer to eat in the slightly colder months.

Read more about the class Noodle soup 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.

How much fish does a Japanese eat in average?

The Japanese have a little different relation to fish than the rest of the world.
Japanese children learn from very small to eat many different kinds of fish cooked in many different ways.
In Japan it’s a bit reverse. The Japanese population eats as much fish as the European eat meat. On the other hand the Japanese eat significantly less meat than the rest of the world.
They eat as much meat as we eat fish.

The large amounts of fish are a contributing reason why the Japanese look 20 years younger than their age.

You can 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.

Shabu Shabu is a classic Japanese pot dish, which is eaten year-round in Japan

A healthy and tasty dish, which is typically enjoyed for several hours. A large pot with water and a piece of Kombu seaweed is set to boil and as the water boils you add various vegetables, meat in the pot, which is cooked in a few minutes.

The pieces are then taken out of the pot and eaten by dipping the pieces in different sauce.

Most restaurants offer thin-quality beef slices ranging from classic meat to wagyu. It is a dish, which I enjoy when I am in Japan or USA.

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.

The reason why you training as a Japanese sushi chef never stops

In 2002 I heard about the concept “In Japan your training will never stop”. At the time, I didn’t really think about it.

It is true.

In 2006 I was trained to become a Japanese Sushi Chef & Sake Sommelier in Los Angeles by a very skilled Executive Sushi Chef with 40 years of experience.

In 2012 I traveled back to Los Angeles where I improved my techniques and was introduced to a nigiri technique that takes 20 years to master.

In September this year, I visited the restaurant in Los Angeles where I assisted a Japanese sushi chef named Mino who has worked as a sushi chef for 36 years.

Just before turning back to Denmark my Japanese sushi chef  instructor Toshi said that I can come and go as I pleased which means that my training is not finish.

Rad 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.

Do the Japanese drink matcha tea with milk?

In August, I received a gift from one of my Japanese teachers. It has been packed away with all my Japanese tea.

Now I just see that it is something completely different from what I thought it was.

In 2010, I first experienced Matcha latte at a cafe in Tokyo.

I haven’t seen this “Matcha au lait” version. You can drink it both cold and hot. A small guide is provided in Japanese along the tea.

It is going to be interested to taste the tea.

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.

Which type of noodle soup is most popular in Japan?

In Japan, there are several different kinds of noodle soups.

The most popular noodle soup is ramen soup. It is a soup that is sold from many small noodle bars in Tokyo.
What makes the little noodle bars so popular is that they are everywhere and easily accessible.

It does not take many minutes from placing an order to serving a bowl of hot ramen soup.

What makes the Japanese noodle bars unique is that the individual noodle bars have their own recipe. Some recipes have gone through generations and have been refined to perfection.

On the noodle soup course for beginners you will learn how to make 2 different noodle soups from scratch. One of them is the ramen soup that will taste like the ones being served in Tokyo.

Read more about Noodle soup 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.