Monday, June 27, 2016

Taka Update June 27, 2016

   Taka Update June 27, 2016
Fish and More
Tuna is good one. I received Ecuador big eye tuna on Friday. And I am aging now. I sold some on Saturday. But Monday taste is better and Tuesday is also better.
Uni is Japanese only, it is small but sweet taste. Canadian uni season starts very soon. I believe the ocean temperature in Canada is still cold and it is good for uni.
I normally reduce buying fish this week but I just go as usual. Tuesday is Japanese fish delivery, and Thursday is also same.
Live scallop is not coming on Monday. It might be Tuesday.
Shiso leaf is from house. It grows in my garden and I pick it every 2 days. This is 100% organic. Shiso leaf is very strong and no fertilizer need. I just give water every 2 days. Beside shiso leaf, I make jalapeno and just start harvest. And myoga ginger is coming soon. This fresh ginger sprout is amazingly matches with fish.
July 4th is coming. We will be closed as usual. I just come to the restaurant and clean up some. I saw small spider web already. Light shade is getting un clear. So many things to do. It’s my baby and need to take care well.

Inside of Restaurant
Labor issue is almost gone. I hired 3 people. One of part timer sushi chef became full time. I can reduce my job. 3 of new people are great so far. And I have a bartender now and we can make more cocktails. They are still under training and takes 2 weeks to become servers. I was facing crisis of lunch staff. But this is fine now. We have enough staff after school start.

Summer Specials
GA summer is really hot and humid. I cannot use patio even at night. We need to have lower temperature to serve sushi and sashimi. We only sell sushi below 80F outside.
We are serving Sangria for this hot summer. We have red and white with many kinds of fruits and I add shiso leaf, it gives sangria good flavor. And shiso leaf is healthy.
 Gazpacho is also available. My gazpacho is really special. Fresh vegetables and  I add beets
4600 Roswell Rd. Suite E110, Sandy Springs GA 30342  TEL404-851-1500
Website : takasushiatlanta.com  E-Mail sushiandpassion@gmail.com

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Taka Update June 14, 2016

   Taka Update June 14, 2016
Fish and More
Believe or not, fish price is going up. Tuna is OK and cannot get good one. And the price is 10% higher than before. Calamari is getting short. Our supplier said, “ If we have inventory, just buy more otherwise we don’t know next shipping. “  I read some articles about this. China is a big factor of this food shortage and price up. The demand of fish in china is huge. And there are 30 million fishermen in China. They go to all over the world to catch fish. There is no rule. They break rules. They catch all of them from baby to adult fish.
And another story is global warming is going on inside of the ocean. California uni is gone for a while. It is because of global warming. I wrote this before. Uni eat seaweed, kelp. And seaweed and kelp grow under cold temperature. Sea temperature is high in Sanra Barbara area recently and there is no food for uni. Uni is there but uni cannot grow. This is really sad thing. So, we get uni from Japan recently. And Maine uni season is over. We tried Chilean uni but it was bad quality.
Today is Tuesday and we can get Fukuoka fish market from Japan. Kinme-Dai, Aka-Mutsu, Aji, Hamachi are coming.
I feel I cannot get good tuna for a while. I opened a new location for 3 weeks. There was no good tuna at all. This is also sad.

Restaurant
We opened the place on May 23 and passed 3 weeks. Business is not bad. And Friday and Saturday are very busy. Please make reservation. We could not take walk-in customers  until 8:30pm last Saturday.
We are facing short of staff. We don’t have enough servers now. We might close lunch after school start in August. This is really bad but no choice so far. I ony have 2 hands and 2 feet. I cannot do everything by myself.

4600 Roswell Rd. Suite E110, Sandy Springs GA 30342  TEL404-851-1500
Website : takasushiatlanta.com  E-Mail sushiandpassion@gmail.com

Instagram : sushiandpassion