Why does Japanese sushi taste different than in Denmark?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
In Japan, sushi tastes in a completely different way than in Denmark.
I often meet people who ask what the reason for this could be.

There are several reasons for this.

In Japan, other fish, vegetables and ingredients are used to make sushi.
The Japanese sushi chefs use some other cooking techniques to cook sushi rice.
The Japanese sushi chefs use completely different cutting and hand techniques in the preparation of sushi.

Last but not least, Japanese sushi chefs have up to 35 years of experience in making sushi. You can of course wonder why it takes so many years to be trained as a Japanese sushi chef.

Japanese restaurant guests have very high demands on their food. The rice must be cooked to perfection and the fish, cut into silky slices that melt on the tongue.

In Japan, many sushi restaurants make minimalist sushi, where it’s basically just rice and fish. It makes great demands on the sushi chef’s skills, as you, as a guest, can taste everything.

At the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi that you can enjoy with your loved ones.

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.