Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dragon Fruit, Pitaya

This is mu first time to eat dragon fruit.
Dragon fruit is a kind of cactus, believe or not.
There are white meat and red meat, the picture is red meat.
I like this. It is hard to describe the taste, but yes this is funny fruit.

It is good gfor your body. Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Calcium, iron, carotene, fiber and more.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Unagi price is going up again!

I just bought 5 cases of Unagi, eel.
Our supplier told me that price was going up again.

If my memory is correct, the price of 1 case was $ 120 in 2002.
And the price is $275 now and will be up $300 in July.

The reason is simple, demand and supply. And over taken is also problem.
Unagi is farm raised item but it is not from roe.
They catch baby somewhere in the ocean and put them in net and feed.
So, the difficult part is finding school of babies.
Anyway, all of food prices are going up, never go go down.
I do not want to say buy I can see some bad future, it will come in 10-20 years.

I think this stocked unagi last 3 months. And I can save some money.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I bought this.

I bought this at Marshalls. It was $8.00 with red tag.
I had stretchable rope and was 10 years old. I wanted to switch new one. But this product might be better.
This has a disc and turn able. So, I can twist my body.
It is fun so far.

Gym on Peachtree RD.?

I was driving on Peachtree rd. north bound.
It was at Lenox Rd. intersection.
3 Americans were using bicycle machine. But this is public place.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Matt Kuchar

Kuchar came to the restaurant. This was not the first time. We have a kind of special relationship.

He had 2nd birthday party at my place. I thought the last time was 3-4 years ago.

And he brought Stuart Cink.

We had conversation after dinner.

Both of them were graduated from GA Tech.

Nodokuro Mirin Boshi

This tiny dried fish is good starter.
It is sweet because of drying with mirin, sweet sake.
We have so many fish like this in Japan.

This is real tobiko, flying fish roe.

Some people like tobiko, red fish roe.

And some people the color is real. NO, it is not.

The real color is like a picture.

But who buys this kind of no appetite color roe?

So manufactures color red, and they make wasabi taste as green, Yuzu taste as yellow and make black.

You should know this fact if you are sushi lover.

Beef liver and Asian Chives

It is summer. Hot and not much appetite, right?
We say Natsu bate, Summer fatigue.
So, we have to eat something good for our body.
Beef liver is good and with chives.
This green chives is called nira. We use it for Japanese gyoza dumpling.
There is a different nira and color is yellow. We normally use green.
Yellow one is good for pan fried.

This tuna is available right now.

This time is stomach side with oh toro. I am very happy with this tuna.

It is available until weekend, maybe.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Fresh made Accident

I was driving on Piedmont rd. on the way home after finished lunch.

It was just E Paces Ferry Rd X Piedmont Rd, the right front of Kyma restaurant.

I thought Odyssey tried to turn left after the traffic right changed to red. And a sedan started a little bit early when the traffic right changed to green.

I hate to see accidents, but I see everyday.

Uni came but,,,.

I supposed to get uni on Thursday but did not come.

And finally it came on Friday.

I tasted and felt just like I saw the box.

It was watery and a little bit bitter.

Yes, this is summer uni.

When I saw the box and saw some spots, I could tell.

So this uni is OK and does not last much.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I finally got iPhone.

I have been waiting 8 months. I had a chance to upgrade in October. I went to at&t store on that day but the special promotion was over.
I did not want to pay $199 for iPhone 3 instead to pay $49. I just waited to finish my 2 years contract.
My contract was finished June 13th.

I went to Brookhaven at&t store and got this with $199.
But the protection case was $50?? I called my friend and she told me that Walmart was cheaper. So , I did not buy at at&t store and went to Walmart.
The price was $5 cheaper. But $45 was still expensive price for me.
Just think, the price of phone was $199 and the protection cover was $50.
Anyway, this Otter brand is really good.

Is this tasty?: Yes, it is.

This is why I gain weight this summer.

Private Sellection is really good.

I like Black Forest Amaretto Torte.

My weight is 168lbs right now. The best is 160lbs and the limit should be 165 lbs.

I am not like a fat man but I worry.

I try not to eat everyday.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The tuna we got today.

This is the tuna we received today.
The price is almost 2 times higher than 10 years ago.
But this is good one.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Passion Fruit

This is my first bite.
It is not bad. I like seed texture and sour taste.
I will try dragon fruit and snake skin fruit next time.

New wine Store

I visited a new wine store in Chamblee.

Le Caveau carrys French and Italian wine mainly.

It is in front of MARTA station.

5256 Peachtree Rd., Suite 102 Atlanta GA 30341 770-837-0710

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Taka's Update June 1 2011

We just got back from 3 days off.
That was good lunch business today.
Any fish today?
All Japanese fish are coming tomorrow.
They already finished FDA inspection.
We do not have much fish today. So, I can say tonight is our practice round.
We have most of fish are available except uni, sea urchin.

How is economy? I think it will go down for a while.
QE2 will be finished at the end of this month.
Job date from ADP was not great this morning.
And Dow dropped more than 200 points.
The real job data is coming on Friday.
10 year note is under 3% in last 6 months.

It is almost done!

Our remodeling is almost done.

They did crown molding paint yesterday.

It was white and turned to be gold.

You can see the difference.