My name is Taka. I am the owner of TAKA, Japanese restaurant in Buckhead, Atlanta, USA.
I opened this small place in 2002.
Restaurant business is drama without script. It is fun and stress. But the word of "Thank you. It was delicious." is everything. It is encouragement, reward, vitamin for tomorrow. I write my everyday's drama here.
Thanks for all.
We finally got good tuna yesterday. It was Big eye tuna,
stomach side as usual. I bought 38 lbs. Toro is not the best AAA, but I can
give it AA+. We will get Hiramasa, Teen yellow tail tomorrow. This is same group
as Hamachi but not much fat like Hamachi. Uni supply is still good. Sweet uni
is available for this weekend. King salmon sold well last week. Now this is on
We will be closed May 27th Monday, Memorial
Day. We will be back on Tuesday. My plan? I stay in town and play golf, maybe. And
I will close from July 4th- 7th. It is Thursday to
Sunday. I want to be an ordinal person, just take day offs and stay at beach or
somewhere. But I did not decide my destination.
people follow me.
I started Twitter April 29, 2013. And 95 people follow
currently. This is not bad, Media Power? IT Power? I write about food, sushi,
inspection, golf as usual.
D May Extend Lifespan.
Having enough vitamin D on board is essential for
preventing disease and maintaining health, but the optimal blood level of vitamin
D to ensure these benefits remains controversial. Preliminary research
published in the European
Journal of Clinical Nutrition estimates that by doubling current
recommended vitamin D levels across the globe, more people would avoid disease
and an early death, and people might extend their lifespans.
Higher levels, lower risk of death
Certain experts have questioned whether the current
recommended blood levels and daily amounts of vitamin D are enough to best
prevent disease and support health. This study looked at vitamin D levels
across many countries and reviewed studies on the topic to explore whether
higher blood levels of vitamin D, specifically 25-hydroxyvitamin D, were
associated with a decreased incidence of death from common diseases such as heart
disease, cancer, and respiratory infections.
Specifically, in this study, researchers reviewed the
current scientific data on vitamin D to estimate whether higher blood levels of
25-hydroxyvitamin D (doubled from 54 nmol/L to 110 nmol/L) would reduce the
death rate in the six global regions where vitamin D–sensitive
diseases are prevalent.
Vitamin D is in Sardine, Eel, Salmon, mackerel, Saury,
Yellowtail, Tuna, Mushrooms, Chicken egg.
Looks like we made it !
It's in a day.
Yesterday was 73C and today was 100A.
We supposed to take 2nd inspection on 23rd. But she came for citation. And She said she could do it today if we were ready.
So we made it!
I gave her our special coating gloves.
I was thinking all day. I went to suppliers and found good one for making sushi.
These are all gloves.
Left: Non Latex from Costco
Center: Latex from Restaurant Depot
Right: Special coating Plastic from JFC
I use latex or Non Latex when I make sashimi or cut fish.
I wear Special coating gloves when I make Nigiri Sushi.
Double gloves? Yes but this is only the way to satisfy Health Inspection.
I ordered all cooking staff to wear gloves when they make foods.
So, we will be fine.
But still I am not happy to wear gloves.
Making Sushi with hands are Japanese Food Culture, We have almost 100 years of history.
Sushi Chefs make sushi with naked hands in Japan.
Erika sent me this Black gloves information. I ordered to try.
I had health Inspection this morning. We violated some. And one of them was not wearing gloves. I wrote this issue before. We cannot make good Nigiri Sushi with gloves. And this is our 3rd violations and I need to go to court later, and need to pay $1000 of fine. So, I decided not to make Nigiri Sushi. Anyway We have to wear gloves when we make sushi. Roll Sushi is fine with gloves. But Nigiri Sushi is not same. I tried to make many time. I changed gloves many times. But naked hands are best. It is very simple reason. If I cannot make good Nigiri Sushi, I have to quit. So I decided this. It is better than closing restaurant right? Please understand. And we can give you free sushi rice. Eat sashimi and become healthy.