Tips for preparing dishes more faithfully to Japanese cuisine

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It is common to try to venture into Japanese cuisine, through recipes seen on the internet, but when tasting the dish, you feel that some detail was missing so that the meal would have the most faithful flavor to the original. This is because food preparation is extremely careful, requiring attention to a series of small procedures, which include choosing the ingredients, preparing the dish and even the way of serving and eating. See our tips to improve your skills:

Study cutting techniques

Japanese cuisine has several cutting techniques., almost all of them different from the ones we are used to: Usugiri, Nanamegiri, Rangiri, Koguchigiri, Sainomegiri, among many others. Even though the names are difficult to learn, the procedures are quite simple. Each of the techniques is geared towards a specific ingredient. This is one of the main skills to work on if you intend to prepare reliable Japanese dishes, as the cut directly influences the taste of the food when preparing it. So, this may be what you're missing to perfect your dishes.

Tips for preparing dishes more faithfully to Japanese cuisine

Know how to choose the ingredients

One of the biggest limitations faced when preparing Japanese dishes in Brazil is with the ingredients. It is often difficult to find an exact product on the market. So, in this regard, there is not much to do. However, for your meals to taste more similar to those in Japan, you should always bet on buying fresh ingredients, especially if the recipe contains some fish. This is within our reach and greatly improves the taste and presentation.

Tips for preparing dishes more faithfully to Japanese cuisine

The presentation also counts

The expression “Eating with your eyes” can have a lot of real force. So, even if your dish is faithful to those prepared in Japan, a personalized presentation can help set the mood and put the missing detail for everything to be perfect. For this, it is worth using the same containers, objects and kitchen items used by the Orientals, from the traditional chopsticks, up to a complete cutlery, which has the appropriate cutlery for each situation, including valuing the taste of food.

Tips for preparing dishes more faithfully to Japanese cuisine

Learn straight from the source

For convenience, it is common to look for recipes on Brazilian channels and pages about oriental cuisine. However, it is inevitable that the preparation of the dishes is influenced by the culture of the region of the person who prepares it, even if the person has Japanese ancestry. So, the tip is to consume content about cooking produced in Japan. Even if you still don't know the language, it's worth watching at least the videos with the original preparation methods, observing very well the techniques used.

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