I got Shima Aji yesterday. Cornet fish is no longer available and need to replace. But I am not sure that I keep this fish or not. I hate to see this kind of fish. This fish is farm raised and has a lot of fat in the stomach. It is obesity and metabolic syndrome. They are in the cage in the ocean, and were fed by human beings. They cannot swim fast and far. They do not eat natural food. I know people like fish fat. Americans like buttery fish like hamachi. Many restaurants carry Shima Aji and all of them are farm raised. Of course, I can get wild caught. But the price will be far high. This farm raised Shima Aji,'s cost is almost $100. If I but wild caught, it might be $200. So, 1 order of nigiri sushi will be $20. Do you want to buy this price? High ends sushi restaurant charge around $300-$400 per person. They get good fish from the ocean. Most of people eat farm raised fish and happy to pay their money. But sushi is still expensive food.
I think most of Americans do not eat these items. You know cow has 4 stomach components. And we eat all of them. 1st component is very tasty, we eat at Korean BBQ restaurants. The Japanese name is mino. A good mino is very expensive as steak meat. 2ndcomponent is easy to figure out. The shape is like bee's nest. 3rd component looks really ugly, is called senmai. It is the bottom of the picture. And we eat pizzle. I tasted it and was OK. I just bought for tasting.
If you go to Izakaya, Japanese pub, motsu is on the menu. It is good and cheap, delicious. I add some vegetables and tofu. The flavor is miso.
Our 9th anniversary day is coming soon. It is February 19th but this day is Saturday this year. So, we will have anniversary night on Sunday 20th. It is as usual. Kirin Draft beer is 9cents, hot sake is also 9 cents, edamame is 9 cents and selected wines by bottle are 9 dollars and more. Please make your reservation on that day. February 20th. Sunday, dinner only. We will open the door from 5pm to 9pm. Please send me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sake tasting is coming on February 27th. Sunday night. We get 2 sake sommelier. Mr. George Kato is a instructor of Sake school of America. Mr.Toshio Ueno is certified master Sake sommelier. He came before in 2009 and had a great tasting night. The fee is $50 with food. I am thinking the food you never had in your life. I would like to make casual Japanese foods on that day. They will answer any questions from you. You Can taste more than 10 sakes and foods on that day. please make your reservation asap. Please send me at email@example.com
I had a party last night, and I made okonomiyaki, Hiroshima style. I am from Hiroshima. We serve Osaka style in the restaurant. But this Hiroshima style cannot serve. It takes time and need more space to make it.
Make flour sheet like crepe. And add thin sliced cabbage, bean sprouts, green onion, fish powder and sliced pork belly.
Then , up side down and saute noodle beside. And move sheet on top of the noodle. And break egg and make sheet beside. And move sheet on top of the egg sheet. Finish and ready to eat. We use same way as Osaka style, mayonnaise, okonomiyaki sauce, dried seaweed. It is yummy. Many Japanese can make Osaka style but a few people can make Hiroshima style. I am one of them. But my sister lives in HIroshima is better than I.
I went to the restaurant around 1pm. I drove Peachtree Rd. not GA 400 and I-285.
It was not bad and saw many people were walking on the street. Most of them went to supermarkets for foods.
The left picture is Piedmont rd. There was no ice on the road. But some parts were really bad. You have to drive slow ans need to be extra attention when you cross the bridge. It was full of ice on the bridge.
Clairmont rd. was closed partly. The closed part was bridge just before Peachtree Rd. Police shut down the road.
I think this bridge is the best mini ski resort.I think it is available until tomorrow.
I gave up to open the business tonight. Our parking lot was just like ice skate link.
We will be closed tomorrow lunch and open dinner hopefully.
Someone needs to make food for community.
Most of schools are closed tomorrow again. School bus driver cannot drive this kind of situation.
I just talled with fish supplier. They closed today. So, there is no fish delivery. I have some frozen fish. But this is not enough. I might open the business tonight. But I am still thinking. I will close tomorrow's lunch and might open dinner. No fresh fish with sushi rertaurant?
I came to Atlanta in 1995. This is the worst snow ever in my life.
I was born in Hiroshima, Japan. It is just like Italy, Mediterranean weather. We did not get mush snow.
I used to lived in Sapporo, Hokkaido. They had a tons of snow but they could handle. I have lived in Tokyo for 8years before I came to Atlanta. We had it sometimes. But we could use bus, train and subway.
We have to drive cars here in Atlanta.
I think I might close the business tomorrow. Tomorrow morning will be bad again.
Because of heavy snow storm, we will be closed Monday business. This is the first time to close the business by bad weather. Anyway, we have Collage foot bowl Championship on Monday night and the business will be very slow. Let's watch the game! Aubun or Oregon?
This was th eone of the order for 2 people the other day.
1 hamachi nigiri 2 hotate nigiri 1 copacabana roll 1 spider roll 1 super crunch roll 1 rainbow roll 1 icbm roll 1 spricy tuna roll 1 lobster roll
That's it. This was a couple. A guy was tall but a lady was small. 56 pieces from 7 rolls. Do you think they have a portion problem? I do not want to reduce our sales but this is not good for the body.
I think many American people try and give up every year. And it is not only Americans, Japanese are also getting bigger and try to lose weight.
Imagine a glass to drink water. Let's say the portion is 1 cup, means about 200cc. If you try to pour more than 1 cup, it is over flowing. But, our stomach are different. If we eat more than 100%, our stomach can afford it. And it gets bigger for next food. Initially, our stomach are small but it can be big when we eat tons of food and drink. Then, the size of stomach is getting bigger. It might be 120% from original size. But it is a new 100% capacity. If you repeat this many times, the size will be 150% or 180%. This means obviously over weight situation.
So, what do we have to do? Just think our stomach is a glass for water, it is not stretchable. And the maximum capacity is always 100%. To be honest, our body is not hungry, but we eat a lot. It is because our brains are hungry. Most of issues come from mental things.
I told one of our customers today. He is eating good, but the portion is still too much. 80% is the best. How do we judge 80%? If you feel that you would like to eat one more dish, that moment is 80%. And you need to stop to eat. It is fighting against your brain. Hara Hachibu-me is 80% of stomach is the best means in Japanese. Please keep it in your mind when you eat. If you try to pour more than 100% of food in your glass, it will be break, right? We cannot harm our body. They are working hard. They are working during sleeping time. Let them take some rest sometimes. And you will be healthy.