Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Yes, we are open!


Our street sign is not working. I asked the landlord to fix. It passed almost a week but still same. Then I found an idea like this picture.
I brought my Tundra with a construction halogen light. Then I extended a code from the restaurant and lighted up.
This is not bad idea.
Our landlord is a kind of slow pace and lazy. I think it will take 2 weeks. But I cannot wait for that.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Breaking News

I got good tuna today. It is available for next 3-4 days.

Taka's Update

Taka’s Update December 28th 2009

Fish delivery of this week
Please do not expect tuna this week and next week. Fishermen need to take day offs. Most of tuna catchers are not in the ocean. They are staying their family or friends.
Japanese fish delivery is same but it will changer next week because of New Year Holiday in Japan.

Calendar Update
2010 is coming in 4days. We will be closed on New Year Day. But we open Jan. 2nd Saturday.

It is flu season.
What do we have to do against flue in winter?
A: Good breakfast foods for flu
Yogurt, banana, mekabu seaweed(it is hard to get here.), toasted bread with jam, toasted bread with banana, yogurt with jam or banana, miso soup with nameko mushroom, natto with okra,natto miso soup, steam rice with sweet potato. These are very good for prevention.

B: Goof food if you have flu virus.
Egg, it is good for digestion, and rich in nutrients.
Daikon Radish, it is effective for sore throat and cough.
Nira(leek or Chinese chives), it strengthens the stomach.
Green onion, it makes the body warm.
Ginger, it is effective in cutting cough.
Ume, Japanese pickled plum, it is antipyretic.
Orange, it is effective for sore throat and cough.
Peppermint, it has perspiration, reduce the heat.
Apple or pear, these are useful to relieve the thirst of heat.
Brown rice, it can take balanced nutrients.
Shiso leaf, it is effective for cold and fever.

If you catch a cold, medicine are good but take balanced food and get enough sleep. It will recover easily when it is beginning. Daikon radish and green onion are top 2 vegetables for fighting flu. Tea is also good. Catechin in tea can kill bacteria. Gargle with tea really works. Ginger is used in herbal medicine in China is often warming the body and the circulation of blood, sweat effect. If you like Japanese sake, you can try egg sake. Heat up 1 cup of sake and 1 egg and add brown sugar or honey. You have to drink when it is hot. I researched these Japanese ways of healing flu. It might work for you. I really hate to take medicine or going to see the doctor. Those are the final decision. Our body is very strong and we just need to eat good fighting foods for flu. Thanks.

Have happy holidays and wonderful times. Taka

TAKA 375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 TEL 404-869-2802

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Amadai, Tile Fish

This is amadai, tile fish from Boston area.
Dai or tai is snapper family but the taste is almost kinmedai, alfoncino.
Please try when it is available.

Taka's Holiday Update

Taka’s Update December 22nd 2009

Fish delivery of this week
I did not get live scallop and clams yesterday because of bad weather in Boston are. It is same today’s delivery. It might come on tomorrow. I got big eye tuna but no expectation for good toro.
All other fish are same as usual.

Calendar Update
Christmas Day is coming in 3 days. We will be closed on that day.
2010 is coming in 10 days. We will be closed on New Year Day. But we open Jan. 2nd Saturday.

Soy bean products and lactobacillus products
This is for all women. If you take soy bean products and lactobacillus products during 10-40 years old, incidence of breast cancer is low. It was reported San Antonio Breast Cancer symposium on December 9th 2009. Why don’t you take yogurt, kefir. I like Greek yogurt from Costco.
And the funny thing is you should take both of them because lactobacillus helps metabolism of isoflavones in your stomach. It is very important to eat good food when we are young.

Low cost cancer prevention
You don’t need to spend money to prevent cancer.
1, Do exercise, walk and run every day. How much? It is free.
2, Stop smoking. How much? It is free and can save money.
3, Stop drinking alcohol or reduce. How much? It is free or can save money.
4, Eat healthy. How much? It is not free but vegetables and fruits are cheaper than meat.
If you need to take protein, you can have tofu. Tofu is much much cheaper than steak.

Have happy holidays and wonderful times. Taka

TAKA 375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 TEL 404-869-2802
Home page: takasushiatlanta.com Blog: sushiandpassion.blogspot.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hiramasa, Young Yellow Tail




This is Hiramasa, teen yellow tail. This is from Australia and farm raised.
I felt it was almost same as Kona Kanpachi.
I compared the meat with Hamachi. Hamachi has more fat and oily.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Taka's Update

Taka’s Update December 14th 2009

Fish delivery of this week
No big eye tuna delivery on Monday. It will come on Tuesday. I just read an article about tuna quarter in Pacific Ocean. We have to eat farm raised tuna near future, just like we eat salmon and hamachi. Kurodai, Black Porgy is also not coming this week. Dealing wild fish is always like this. But I ordered Amadai, Tile fish. This comes from Boston area. The name is amadai and sounds like a family of snapper but amadai is a family of sea bass. We have so many kind of tai or dai means snapper name. I think we basically name them from shape or looks. So, real name is not tai or dai group. Anyway, amadai will come on Thursday or Friday if it is available. Amadai is a winter fish.

Calendar Update
Christmas Day is coming in 11 days. We will be closed on that day.
2010 is coming in 16 days. We will be closed on New Year Day. But we open Jan. 2nd Saturday.

Low temperature is not good sign.
It is getting cold. We cannot sleep when we go to bed and our body is cold. If our body is warm, we can sleep easily.
There are 2 temperatures in our body. One is skin temperature and another one is brain temperature. If you cannot sleep after go to bed, take a shower 1-2 hours before you sleep. It makes skin temperature up and can sleep easily. Or you can do foot bath, soak your foot in hot water for a while.
By the way, our brain temperature is 37.5℃(99.5F). At lower the temperature of the air, it reduces the amount of blood that circulates throughout the body in an attempt to minimize the emission of heat from the surface of the skin. Our brain temperature is 1℃ (1.8F) lower than 50 year ago. 1 ℃ of reduction of body temperature, the immune system to decline more than 30 percent.
By integrating a low body temperature, weakening the immune system, infectious diseases, allergic diseases, such as an increase in cancer, hyperlipidemia, it is also the cause of the metabolic syndrome and hypertension. We need to keep our temperature warm.

TAKA 375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 TEL 404-869-2802
Home page: takasushiatlanta.com Blog: sushiandpassion.blogspot.com

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Crime Warning

GPS
A couple of weeks ago, a friend told me that someone she knew had their car broken into while they were at a football game.
Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents. Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know> where you live if your GPS were stolen.

MOBILE PHONES
This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on her mobile phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet.. . Etc...was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says 'I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago.' When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Wit hin 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral of the lesson:
Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc.... And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back. Also, when you're being text by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet 'family and friends' who text you.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Taka's Update

Taka’s Update December 7th 2009

Fish delivery of this week
I cut Tobi Uo from the menu because of slow sales. I also cut Kona Kanpachi. Our supplier said that big demand of kanpachi made shortage of supply and needed to wait at least 6 months. It is farm raised fish in Kona , Hawaii. I will start to carry Hiramasa, young yellow tail from this week. This hiramasa is also farm raised in Australia. All other fish are same as usual.

Calendar Update
Christmas Day is coming in 18 days. We will be closed on that day.
2010 is coming in 23 days. We will be closed on New Year Day. But we open Jan. 2nd Saturday.

Are you more than 45 yrs. Old? Read below.
This is from Archives of Internal Medicine. With over 45 years, with age, a significant acceleration in the decline in physical fitness. If you smoke or have high BMI or do less exercise, it shows more rapid. So, when we are between 30-40 years old, we need to try to avoid over weight, smoking, less exercise and keep healthy life. So, we can delay our aging process for 10 years. It is very simple. Eat healthy and do exercise, keep normal weight and do not smoke.
So, the point is we can delay our aging by our effort. We have to do it.

TAKA 375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 TEL 404-869-2802
Home page: takasushiatlanta.com Blog: sushiandpassion.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 3, 2009

No Kampachi for next 6 months,

We have not gotten Kona kanpachi, amber jack for2 weeks straight. This is farm raised fish and don't know why. I called our supplier and one of sales person gave me an answer.
It was good demand beyond supply and run out of it. And it takes 6 months to catch up.
So, what is a solution? Yes, I have it. We will carry Hiramasa, young yellow tail from Australia.
You can think hiramasa as small hamachi. It is farm raised and almost sames as Kona kanpchi.

We got a new no Wheat soy sauce.

This is from Yamasa company. Yamasa is the 2nd largest soy sauce company in the world. As you know, Kikkoman is the biggest one.
1 out of 130 people in the U.S. have a problem with gluten . Celiac decease is getting popular.
We are asked almost every 3 days for that.
We compared this one with San J soy sauce and Yamasa was better and not much salty.