Monday, October 31, 2011

Tomato Soup

I made this OX tail broth tomato and vegetables soup for my friends on Sunday.
I started to cook on Thursday. I repeated cook and rest for 4 times to get meat soft.
So, Ox tail meat came off very easily and it was tender.
I like this kind of dish in winter. It is warm and can get all good things one time.
I normally use garlic, celery, onion, zucchini, cabbage, tomato and cabbage,
Adding taste is very simple, I use pepper, salt, soy sauce and my special tomato sauce.
And I add red wine.
I brought this left over pot to the restaurant and add more vegetables and extra garlic.
One of my customers is sick for a while. I normally give him OX tail healthy body soup. he had 2 times already and thought it was boring. So I will give him this special soup next time.
OX tail contains a lot of collagen. garlic is good for body, Tomato is also good, And eating warm vegetables are really good, I think.

Taka Update

Taka Update November 1st , 2011

Fish delivery and more

This is a good surprise. We will get blue fin tuna on Tuesday. It will be the best Sushi Day.

I think this blue fin tuna is the first one of this year and also the last one, maybe.

All other Japanese fishes are coming tomorrow.

Occupy Taka on Tuesday.

World Population

The world population has grown tremendously over the past two thousand years. In 1999, the world population passed the 6 billion mark. And at the end of October, we hit 7 billion. It will be 8 billion in 2025, 9 billion in 2043 and 10 billion in 2083.

The biggest population is China (1.354 billion) and 2nd is India (1.214 billion) , 3rd is US (318million), 4th is Indonesia (233 million), 5th is Brazil (195 million), 6th is Pakistan (185 million), 7th is Bangladesh (164 million), 8th is Nigeria (158 million), 9th is Russia (140 million) and 10th is Japan(127 million).

The biggest number of animal in the world is ant and about 10,000 trillion. Believe or not, we eat 52 billions of chicken, 293 million of cow, and 1.3 million of pork every year.

Fathers' Presence Linked to Enhanced Intellect, Well-Being Among Children

Fathers who actively engage in raising their children can help make their offspring smarter and better behaved, according to new research from Concordia University.

Published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, the long-term study examined how fathers can positively influence the development of their kids through hands-on parenting.

"Fathers make important contributions in the development of their children's behaviour and intelligence," says Erin Pougnet, a PhD candidate in the Concordia University Department of Psychology and a member of the Centre for Research in Human Development (CRDH).

"Compared with other children with absentee dads, kids whose fathers were active parents in early and middle childhood had fewer behaviour problems and higher intellectual abilities as they grew older -- even among socio-economically at-risk families."

A patriarch's influence

"Regardless of whether fathers lived with their children, their ability to set appropriate limits and structure their children's behaviour positively influenced problem-solving and decreased emotional problems, such as sadness, social withdrawal and anxiety," continues Pougnet.

A total of 138 children and their parents took part in the study and were assessed by researchers in three separate sessions.

Kids were evaluated between the ages of three- to five-years-old and again from nine to 13-years-old. They completed intelligence tests, while their mothers completed questionnaires on home environment and couple conflict. All children were recruited as part of the larger Concordia Longitudinal Risk Research Project, an intergenerational study launched in 1976.

School teachers were also recruited as observers of child behaviours outside homes. "Teachers were a somewhat more independent source of information than mothers, fathers or children themselves," says Pougnet, "because a father's absence can result in home conflict, maternal distress and child distress."

Greater impact on girls

The study found girls to be most affected by absentee dads, although the researchers caution that paternal absence can foster other problems such as lack of support or discipline.

"Girls whose fathers were absent during their middle childhood had significantly higher levels of emotional problems at school than girls whose fathers were present," says Pougnet.

Mothers, caregivers equally important

According to 2007 Statistics Canada figures, there are an increasing number of single-parent homes across the country. The agency estimates some 13 per cent of Canadian families and 22 per cent of Quebec families are composed of households where biological fathers are absent.

"While our study examined the important role dads play in the development of their children, kids don't necessarily do poorly without their fathers," stresses co-author Lisa A. Serbin, a professor in the Concordia Department of Psychology and a CRDH member. "Mothers and other caregivers are also important. No doubt fathers have a major impact, but there are definitely many alternative ways to raise a healthy child. Some kids with no contact with fathers, or with distant dads, do well intellectually and emotionally."

The findings, however, should encourage governments to formulate policies that encourage increased and positive forms of contact between children and their fathers. "Initiatives such as parental leave for men and parenting classes that emphasize the role of fathers could help to maximize children's development from early childhood to preadolescence," says Serbin.

This work was supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Taka sushiandpassion

375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oden , Must try!

Oden, Japanese hot pot.
We like this food but Americans don't like much.
I think because of color of food. And our customer prefer fish dishes to meat dishes.
But this food is good in winter.
We have a few ode favorite people.
I do not make this weekend. Just imagine cold days and this food.

Oden is a Japanese one-pot dish in which ingredients are slowly simmered in soy sauce based soup. It's a typical Japanese winter dish. Try making oden at home, using your favorite ingredients. This is from Allabout.

Salmon Tartar

Same as NOBU? Don't say that.
I arranged my way.
I do not make same dish as someone does.
I learn from them but I do like make same dishes.
I do more tartars on the menu, Tuna tartar, Salmon tartar, Hamachi tartar and Blue shrimp tartar.


Diet is not easy. I have been eating salad for 6 days and made this number.
I am looking for 160 which is my best weight.
I was 170.08 a month ago and decided to lose weight.
Gaining weight is easy, just eat.
But losing weight is not easy, need to weight but good one.

Taka's Update October 27th 2011

Taka Update October 27th, 2011

Fish delivery and more

Tuna situation is same as usual. I received big eye tuna but just red meat only.

Other fish are pretty good. I have Kona Knapachi for this weekend. But there is no Seki-Aji. I am not sure for today's delivery.

I have some new appetizers now. There are Salmon Tartar with Wasabi Soy sauce, Kona Kanpachi Carpaccio and more.

Business is very tough this month. It is just like a roller coaster every day. This Monday was terrible night but Tuesday was good. The last night was slow again but OK. So, tonight will be busy hopefully.

The good thing is EU issue has some gains and stock is going up gradually.

US has 2 big issues, housing price and unemployment.

U.S. gross domestic product expanded at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said in its first estimate on Thursday. That was a big acceleration from the 1.3 percent pace in the April-June quarter and matched economists' expectations.

The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment benefits declined 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 402,000. That's the fourth drop in six weeks. Still, the four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose to 405,500. The average had fallen to a six-month low two weeks ago. Despite the recent declines, applications are stuck above 400,000, where they have been for all but two weeks since March. Applications need to fall consistently below 375,000 to signal sustainable job growth. That was from CNBC.

I am not an economist but good numbers makes everybody happy, that I know.

Occupy TAKA.

Yes, this is our tradition. November 1st is SUSHI DAY in Japan. And I give our customers good deals.

I can give you a 30% of coupon from your bill on that day. This is One Day Special offer.

If you are interested in this event, please make your seat right now.

Let's celebrate Sushi Day! and Occupy TAKA.

Closed Information

We will be closed the business from November 20th to November 27th. This is Sunday - Sunday.

Taka sushiandpassion

375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sashimi with Uni

 Our regular customers asked me for making sashimi with uni.
This dish is for 4 people.
Uni with flounder
Uni with live scallop
Uni with sweet shrimp
Uni with calamari
Uni with toro, sounds good?

 I also made Yaki uni, toasted uni with portabella mushroom, mirugai and crab meat.

 I personally like to make special orders.
I also like to make Omakase when business is slow.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Diet Salad, must try!

This is my diet salad.
I have been eating this salad for lunch and dinner for 4 day.
 My weight was not bad. It was 166.2 lbs. It was 168.00 lbs a week ago.,
My goal is 160 lbs.
160lbs. is the best and top limit it 165lbs.
This salad is very simple.
I add edamame and celery on top of green salad.
Am I hungry? No, I do not think so.
I sometimes add boiled asparagus.
It is fun to see the weight every morning.
Why do I have to lose weight? It is because I am over weight.
It is easy to gain weight Holiday season. I need to lose weight before Holiday,

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This tuna is not bad.

I received this big eye tuna today.
I did not expected much because of last week's situation.
And this is almost same size as last time, around 15lbs. for 1/4 size.
But this tun has fat, toro even the size is small.
I try to get same one for weekend but not any more.
You can eat this next 2-3 days.
To be honest, I do not sell much blue fin oh toro.
This wild caught fresh big eye tuna is better and can sell low price.

Kona Kanpachi, Long time no see.

I did not remember when was the last time we sold kona kanpachi, young yellow tail.
This fish comes form Kona, Hawaii but there were some business trouble of something, we could not get for a while.
Our customers loved this fish and I made a lots of carpaccio with this fish.
But it came back now and available.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Taka Update October 18th, 2011

Fish delivery and more

We received Japanese fish this morning. There were no Seki Aji. It is hard to get wild caught fish every time. It depends on weather, I think this is a big factor.

I am thinking of tuna but there is no hope for a while.

I posted a picture of big eye tuna last week, there was no toro at all because of baby tuna.

Closed Information

We will be closed the business from November 20th to November 27th. This is Sunday - Sunday.


Do you like Japanese culture? Do you like free? Please join these events.

The Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta will be hosting two free art workshops at its offices on November 9 and 16. The workshops are free and open to the public, but they will be limited to 20 guests each. RSVP is required, so please either reply to this email or call (404) 926-3021 to reserve a space!

Our office is located a t:One Alliance Center,

16th Floor 3500 Lenox Road, Atlanta GA 30326

1)November 9th 12pm-1pm Ikebana, The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging
As one of the traditional arts of Japan, ikebana has developed a symbolic language as well as decorative concepts, and the use of natural, ephemeral flowers and branches makes the dimension of time an integral part of the creation. In its 500-year history, there have been a wide range of forms, from modest pieces for home decoration to vast landscapes and innovative sculptural works that can fill an entire exhibition hall.

2)November 16th 12pm-1pm Chigirie, Japanese Torn-Paper Collage
Chigiri-e is a technique using colored paper torn to create images (which often give an effect of water color). The technique dates from the Heian period of Japanese history when it was often used in conjunction with calligraphy. Chigiri-e has become a popular art form, and its use in Japan is often decorative, using flowers and landscapes as subject matter.

About the Workshop Leader: Elaine Jo is a flower arranging teacher, demonstrator, and exhibitor of the Ichiyo School of Ikebana. She lived in Tokyo, Japan, for 25 years and received her Master Degree from the Ichiyo School of Ikebana during that period

Sushi Day is coming soon.

Yes, this is our tradition. November 1st is SUSHI DAY in Japan. And I give our customers good deals.

I can give you a 30% of coupon from your bill on that day. This is One Day Special offer.

If you are interested in this event, please make your seat right now.

Let's celebrate Sushi Day!

Taka sushiandpassion

375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Value of my used car

I was selling my Camry Hybrid but no one bought so far.
I already ordered a new car and need to sell this car.

I asked Hennessy Lexus through e-mail. Their answer was $13,000.
It was too low to sell.
So, I posted and I got scam.
Then, I posted Craig's List.
I had some questions and that's it.
The last person asked me about rear view camera and navigation.
Just buy a navigation, it is only $100 right now.
Rear view camera? What does he expect less than $20,000 car?
They expect really high standard and don't want to pay much. I think they are cheap people.
I went to Car max last Saturday. Car Max judged my car very fair. The appraisal price was $15500.
So, I decide to sell my car to Car Max.
My final price on the market was $17000. I think Car max sells my car around $19000.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What is this???

I did not buy this.
Someone gave me this.
What is this?
Halloween Cookie???
Oh my God!
What is this colors???

I tried to give this cookie to employees. They said, NO.
And I tried to give this to next door, Sprong shoe store.
They said NO.
So, I need to dump this.

I am not happy with this tuna.

Our supplier had a big eye tuna and I bought.
You can see there is not toro, chu-toro.
This is just a small tuna and sorry for catching it.
Sounds like all this weekend is same, means no big eye tuna is available.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Taka Update October 11th, 2011

Fish delivery and more
Japanese fish delivery is not as usual because of holidays in US and Japan. The delivery is on Wednesday only this week.
Tuna supply is not great, I can say terrible. Our supplier is the biggest fresh fish supplier in the US but they had 2 times no stock last week.
Is this the end of sushi business? Do I have to change my business? I think we are facing fresh fish crisis day by day and year by year. Over taken of fish makes retail price high and shortage.
All the costs are high right now, anyway.

Closed Information
We will be closed the business from November 20th to November 27th. This is Sunday - Sunday.

New law makes tanning beds off-limits to most California teens
This is from CNN.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Sunday a bill that prohibits most teenagers from getting bronzed in tanning beds, making the Golden State the first to do so.
State Sen. Ted Lieu said he first tried, and failed, in 2007 to make it illegal for people between the ages of 14 and 18 to walk into a facility and use ultraviolet beds to tan. Four years later, his effort finally paid off.
"I feel great," Lieu told CNN of the bill's passage. "I believe it will help save lives and prevent unnecessary suffering."

Previously, those between 14 and 18 could use tanning beds if they had a parent or legal guardian's permission. That is no longer allowed, though the use of "a phototherapy device ... used by or under the direct supervision of a qualified physician or surgeon" and certain services offered at tanning facilities, like spray tans, are still legal for young people.

While most states regulate how minors can use tanning facilities, California's recently enacted restrictions go further than any other state, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Some counties also address the issue, with the same organization noting that Howard County, Maryland, was the first jurisdiction to ban indoor tanning for all under age 18.
Governments in other countries have taken similar actions, with Brazil banning tanning beds altogether.

Such steps come after the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, in 2009 classified "UV-emitting tanning devices as 'carcinogenic to humans.'"

The determination was made after reviews of more than 20 epidemiological studies found that one's skin cancer risk increases 75% when a person starts using a tanning device before they turn 30, the agency noted on its website.

Lieu explained that excessive tanning at an early age can be especially perilous because tanning and its negative effects are "cumulative." But he said that one concern is how tanning salons market such services.

"They often say come in (and get) the package deal, where you can tan a lot over a (relatively) short period of time and do intense damage," said the Democrat from Torrance.

Still, he said that at least in some circles -- including the MTV reality show "Jersey Shore," where "gym, tanning and laundry" is a way of life -- he believes the message about the danger of tanning beds may be getting through.

"I know that Snooki on the 'Jersey Shore' has changed to spray tanning," Lieu said. "Spray tanning has no known harmful effects, and you can get tans from lotions or cream. There are safe ways to get that brown look."

Spices: A Wealth of Health Benefits that Make Food Taste Great
This is from Natural News.
Spices do more than make food taste great. Recent research is showing that spices can promote health and well being through a series of actions that are anti-aging and inhibiting of degenerative disease. The vegetarian diet so often associated with good health and lack of disease relies heavily on the use of spice. But you don't have to be a vegetarian to gain the amazing health benefits these inexpensive flavor enhancers have to offer.

The addition of spices can turn up the taste of almost any food. Add some chili pepper, cumin or turmeric to mashed potatoes or rice. Sprinkle marjoram or rosemary on your salads, and dress up cottage cheese with whatever spicy flavor appeals to you. Add spice to vegetable dishes and sprinkle it on meats, poultry or fish before cooking. Spice up your veggie juices and smoothies. Any way you do it, adding spice means adding a wealth of health benefits.

Recent research continues to show the power of these natural medicines
Spices have more antioxidant power, measure for measure, than fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants help prevent cancer, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and premature aging. In a study reported in the British Journal of Nutrition, fifteen aromatic herbs and spices consumed in Central Italy as part of the Mediterranean diet were studied to reveal total phenolic, flavonoid and flavanol content as well as their antioxidant potential as measured by oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC). Comparison was made between salads to which aromatic herbs had been added. The addition of lemon balm and marjoram increased by 150% and 200% respectively the antioxidant capacity of a salad portion, corresponding to an intake of 200 mg. of phenolics and 4000 ORAC units. Among other spices tested, cumin and fresh ginger made the most significant contribution to antioxidant capacity.

Another study reported in the Journal of Medicine and Food examined the effects of a spice mixture on oxidative stress markers and antioxidant potential in tissues of insulin-resistant rats. Addition of the spice mixture reduced the levels of lipid peroxidation (break down of fats resulting in free radical formation) markers in tissues and improved glucose metabolism and antioxidant status of the rats even though they continued to be fed their fructose diet.

A study in Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids reported that spices possess antioxidant activity that can preserve the integrity of lipids and reduce lipid peroxidation. Researchers investigated the antioxidant activities of selected spice extracts on peroxidation. The spices tested were garlic, ginger, onion, mint, cloves, cinnamon and pepper. Cloves exhibited the highest and onion showed the least antioxidant activity. The relative antioxidant activities decreased in the order of cloves, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, garlic, mint and onion. Spices mixes of ginger, onion and garlic; onion and ginger; and ginger and garlic showed cumulative inhibition of lipid peroxidation, exhibiting synergistic antioxidant activity. The antioxidant activity of the spice extracts was retained even after boiling for 30 minutes, indicating that the spice constituents were resistant to thermal denaturing.

The Journal of Medicine and Food also reported an investigation in which researchers bought 24 herbs and spices at a local supermarket. After testing them they found that many appeared to have the power to inhibit tissue damage and inflammation brought on by high blood-sugar levels in the body. They inhibited the glycation process which has been linked to inflammation and tissue damage in diabetics. The spices with the greatest effects were cloves, cinnamon, allspice, apple pie spice, and pumpkin pie spice. Top herbs included marjoram, sage and thyme.

Another study from the Journal of Medicine and Food investigated the effects of red chili, cumin, and black pepper on colon cancer induced in rats. They found that cumin and black pepper suppressed the onset of colon cancer.

Aspergillus parasiticus, commonly known as aflatoxin, is a carginogenic mold that is found on improperly stored grains and peanuts. In a study reported in the Journal of Medicine and Food, the inhibitory effects of 16 spice hydrosols (anise, basil, cumin, dill, Aegean sage, fennel, laurel, mint, oregano, pickling herb, rosemary, sage, savory, sea fennel, sumac and thyme) on the aflatoxin strain were investigated in vitro. The hydrosols of anise, cumin, fennel, mint, pickling herb, oregano, savory, and thyme showed a strong inhibitory effect, while sumac, sea fennel, rosemary, sage, Aegean saage, laural, basil and rosemary were unable to totally inhibit the growth.

These researchers also studied the effects essential oils from of black thyme, cumin, fennel, laurel, marjoram, mint, oregano, pickling herb, sage, savory and thyme against Bacillus species of bacteria. All of the tested oils except laurel showed antibacterial activity against one or more of the Bacillus species used in the study. Researchers concluded that essential oils of some spices may be used as antimicrobial agents to prevent the spoilage of food products. Foods that will be left standing out for a period of time without refrigeration can be made safe with the addition of some of these spices and herbs.

Spices that stand out for their health benefits
All spices confer a list of health benefits. The addition of any of them to a prepared dish, drink, or in a supplement form will help to reduce free radical damage and combat the effects of aging. Here are a few spices that offer outstanding benefits.

Cinnamon – Three key proteins are highly important in insulin signaling, glucose transport and inflammatory response, according to Richard Anderson, researcher with the U.S.D.A. Cinnamon has insulin-like qualities that come from the release of these proteins. His and other studies have shown that just 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon a day can help lower the risk of the constellation of factors associated with metabolic syndrome – high blood cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose levels – by as much as 10 to 30 percent.

A study in Hormone Metabolism Research found that cinnamon prevents insulin resistance even in animals eating a high-fructose diet.

Cinnamon is anti-microbial and can stop the growth of bacteria, fungi and yeast. A study in the International Journal of Food Microbiology found that a few drops of cinnamon essential oil added to carrot broth were able to preserve it and fight pathogens.

Cinnamon has anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory properties, which reduce clumping of blood platelets. It is suspected that cinnamon boosts brain function. Of all the spices, cinnamon is one of the richest sources of antioxidants.

Ginger – Gingerol, the active ingredient in ginger, has been shown to significantly help with nausea, vomiting, and morning sickness. It was found to be as twice as effective as Dramamine in preventing motion sickness. It is a powerful antioxidant, and is thought to relax blood vessels, stimulate blood flow and relieve pain. It is a common digestive aid and useful for people suffering the side effects of chemotherapy. Its anti-inflammatory abilities make it useful in fighting heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and arthritis.

Oregano – Thymol and carvacrol are two of oregano's potent antibacterial properties. A study in Mexico found oregano to be more effective against an amoeba than a common prescription drug called tinidazol. Oregano works in the intestinal tract to kill unfriendly bacteria without damage to the friendly bacteria. It is a effective against candida albicans overgrowth throughout the body, and particularly in the sinus cavities. It has 4 times the antioxidant activity of blueberries.

Rosemary – In winter, a rosemary bush inside the house in acts as a natural air cleaner and freshener, along with being a source for the herb to use in cooking. Rosemary stops gene mutations that could lead to cancer, and may help prevent damage to the blood vessels, thereby reducing heart attack risk.

Turmeric – This bright yellow spice of Indian cuisine is one of nature's most powerful healers. It is a potent anti-inflammatory that acts as effectively as drugs like hydrocortisone, phenylbutazone and Motrin. It is helpful with inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis, cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Recent research shows it as positive for cardiovascular and liver protection.

When combined with cruciferous vegetables, turmeric has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate tumors. It prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice. It may prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to die. Turmeric may also prevent metastasis from occurring in many different forms of cancer.

Turmeric has been shown to reduce the risk of childhood leukemia, and shows promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis. It is a natural liver detoxifier and one of nature's most effective pain relievers through inhibition of COX-2.

Garlic – This wonder drug of nature destroys cancer cells and may disrupt the metabolism of tumor cells. Studies show that two cloves of garlic weekly provide cancer-protective benefits. A recent study showed that eating garlic boosts the body's supply of hydrogen sulfide, which acts as an antioxidant and transmits cellular signals that relax blood vessels and increase blood flow.

In another recent study, researchers extracted juice from supermarket garlic and added small amounts to human red blood cells. The cells immediately began emitting hydrogen sulfide. This ability to increase hydrogen sulfide production may explain why a garlic rich diet is so protective against various cancers, including breast, prostate and colon cancer. It may also explain why garlic appears to protect the heart. A recent study found that injecting hydrogen sulfide into mice almost completely prevented the damage to heart muscle cause by a heart attack.

Garlic has a reputation as preventative and treatment for the common cold. It's used to treat the symptoms of acne and there is evidence that it can assist in managing high cholesterol levels. It even appears to be a natural mosquito repellent.

Sage – This herb contains flavonoids, phenolic acids and oxygen handling enzymes. This results in its ability to prevent oxygen-based damage to cells. Sage may fight rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma and atherosclerosis. It appears to promote better brain function. A study showed that people given sage essential oil had significantly improved recall abilities compared to those given a placebo.

Red chili peppers – These peppers contain capsaicin, a powerful anti-inflammatory compound that helps relieve pain. They ease congestion and clear mucus from the lungs and nose, boost immunity, prevent stomach ulcers by killing bacteria, assist in weight loss, reduce blood cholesterol, manage triglyceride levels, and prevent cancer including stomach cancer.

Coriander – This herb is effective against swelling, high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, anemia, digestion, menstrual disorders, conjunctivitis, and skin disorders. It is antioxidant rich and contains vitamins A and C, and minerals. It is protective of the eye by preventing macular degeneration and soothing the eye against stress. It has a stimulating effect on the endocrine system which in turn stimulates the production of insulin, resulting in increased insulin in the blood to aid in proper assimilation and absorption of sugar and lower the sugar level in the blood.

Parsley – Chief among the abilities of parsley is cancer fighting. Animal studies have shown that parsley inhibits tumor formation, particularly in the lungs. It neutralizes carcinogens including those found in cigarette smoke. It is a good source of antioxidants and heart-healthy nutrients such as beta-carotene, folic acid, and vitamins A and C.

Sushi Day is coming soon.
Yes, this is our tradition. November 1st is SUSHI DAY in Japan. And I give our customers good deals.
I can give you a 30% of coupon from your bill on that day. This is One Day Special offer.
If you are interested in this event, please make your seat right now.
Let's celebrate Sushi Day!

Taka sushiandpassion
375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802

Monday, October 10, 2011

Grain Rice

 I use grain for steam rice sometimes.
It is good for your health and tasty. But it is not good for sushi rice.

Everybody wants to  be  healthy  but hard to maintain.
I found Korean grain rice at Buford Hwy. Farmers Market.
I think both packages are almost same and they have 15 different grains with rice.
You can cook same as steamed rice.
If you eat cereal in the morning, this is night time rice cereal, maybe.
You can try them.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Taka Update

Taka Update October 4th, 2011

Fish delivery and more

I received most of fish today from Japan.

Tuna has a huge problem. Our supplier sent me a fax about this. They did not have any fresh tuna for today's delivery.

We normally use No.1 grade tuna but no inventory. How about Wednesday? I just got the fax. They have a few for tomorrow.

All these tuna are yellow fin tuna and there is no big eye tuna.

Closed Information

We will be closed the business from November 20th to November 27th. This is Sunday - Sunday.

Recession Chance 40% in 2012, Jobless Rate to 9.5%: Goldman

This is from CNBC.

Odds that the U.S. economy will enter recession are now close to 50-50 as unemployment heads on a path higher and pressures from Europe intensify, Goldman Sachs economists said. Jan Hatzius, Goldman's chief US economist, pegged recession chances at 40 percent and said the jobless rate is likely to surge to the mid-9 percent range in 2012.

While that still jibes with the firm's forecast that a recession — or two consecutive quarters of negative growth — is not the most likely scenario, the warning signs flashed Tuesday underscore concerns about European debt contagion on an already fragile US economy.

"Ultimately, it's a judgment call," Hatzius said during a conference call. "We're basically indicating that we think the risk is sizeable and elevated, especially given the already underway deterioration in the labor market, although it's a gradual one. Historically, U.S. business cycles have been quite vulnerable to rising unemployment and deteriorating dynamics in the labor market."

On the bright side, the forecast also correlates to others in the recession camp that the downturn is likely to be relatively brief and shallow, even if the ensuing recovery is likely to be slow.

Cyclical parts of the U.S. economy, which typically suffer the most during recessions, already are at weakened levels, so they don't have as much room to fall, Hatzius said.

At the same time, consumers also have spent the past three years since the apex of the financial crisis reducing their debt, meaning they, too, are less prone to severe shocks.

"The private sector has already made quite a lot of progress in increasing the resilience of its balance sheet," Hatzius said. "The household sector has paid down a lot of debt. The banking system has accumulated a large amount of equity especially relative to where it was five years ago."

Even if the U.S. doesn't actually see a recession, its prospects are limited.

Goldman's growth forecast is 0.5 percent for the first quarter of 2012, even though it has raised its expectations for the remainder of 2011. Hatzius said three pressures emanating from the euro zone—exports, financial conditions and credit availability—will hit the U.S.

"The obvious risk with our (non-recession) forecast is that the slowdown in growth and the associated deterioration in the labor market is going to start feeding on itself and pushes the economy into recession via the stall-speed dynamic," he said.

That would take unemployment up to 9.5 percent and "if that comes without recession it would be the first time in history that the unemployment rate has risen by more than (0.35 percentage points) without a...recession."

Elsewhere in the global economy, Goldman's forecast is mixed.

The euro zone also could enter recession or be close to it, but emerging markets should experience growth next year, Goldman economists said.

I match the price.

Bad economy? Yes, it is. Blame Obama? Nothing you can gain. So, what is my solution? I match the price for recession.

I dropped the most of sushi nigiri and roll prices. Oil price had a huge drop recently. I need to feel it and acted something nice.

Sushi Day is coming soon.

Yes, this is our tradition. November 1st is SUSHI DAY in Japan. And I give our customers good deals.

I can give you a 30% of coupon from your bill on that day. This is One Day Special offer.

If you are interested in this event, please make your seat right now.

Let's celebrate Sushi Day!

Taka sushiandpassion

375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802