Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Best of Taka

Best of Taka, 4 appetizers combo.
I made Hamachi Tiradito, Stone crab, live scallop and Fresh oyster last night.
It changes daily.

Sashimi is important.

Got Sashimi? Take live enzyme, it is very important. Fresh vegetables and fresh fish have it.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Salmon and avocado tartar

Just created a new special, salmon and avocado tartar.
Salmon was mixed with chopped olive and caper. 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Soft Shell Crab Salad, this is really good!

Organic green salad with soft shell crab tempura, spicy mayo, ponzu and some garnishes.
This salad is really good.
But not many people order yet.
Crispy soft shell crab and soft green salad, warm food and cold food combination are really good. Must try!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sea cucumber, Winter dish is coming next week.

Have you had sea cucumber? It is very strange creature. One of good things is it is good for your body. Great nutrition and live vitamins and minerals.
It is coming next weekend.

Cancer Prevention Potential

Eating sea cucumber may help prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells. This is because sea cucumbers contain high amounts of compounds known as triterpene glycosides, which have antitumor activity. According to a study by Chinese scientists published in August 2005 in “Cancer Biology & Therapy,” sea cucumbers also contain a compound known as philinopside E, or PE. PE inhibits the formation of blood vessels that supply nutrients to tumors. This suppresses the growth and proliferation of such tumors in your body.

Anticoagulant Activity

Blood clotting helps prevent excessive bleeding when you are injured. However, clots can also form inside your blood vessels even when you have no obvious physical injury. This can lead to potentially fatal conditions such as pulmonary embolism - - where the blood clots accumulate in lungs - - and restrict the flow of blood. Sea cucumbers contain a compound known as chondroitin sulfate. A study by Brazilian scientists published in September 1996 in the “Journal of Biological Chemistry” found that chondroitin sulfate has anticoagulant activity.

Anti-Inflammatory Activity

Sea cucumbers have potent anti-inflammatory effects, which may help alleviate pain in patients with conditions such as arthritis. A study by Malaysian scientists that was published in October 2011 in “Marine Drugs” found that sea cucumber supplements reduced inflammation in both male and female rats. This sea animal contains compounds such as mucopolysaccharides, chondroitin and glucosamine, which can help relieve arthritis disorders. Such compounds help in the regulation of the balance of certain lipids known as prostaglandins. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis usually have high concentrations of certain prostaglandins, according to a study published in 2008 in the “American College of Rheumatology.”

Wound Healing

Eating sea cucumber or its extracts may have therapeutic effects such as speeding up wound healing. It does so by facilitating the formation of new tissues within a short time -- a property that is believed to stem from the ability of a sea cucumber to regenerate its own body tissues quickly when it is injured. According to the October 2011 "Marine Drugs" study, this is believed to be facilitated by certain fatty acids, such as arachidonic acid, present in sea cucumber.

This information is from SF data .com

Monday, November 21, 2016

Yes, we do Ramen noodle.

We make ramen noodle, very popular dish in the world now.
This was my lunch last Saturday.
rame is customized food and you can change topping, noodle and soup.
I really like ramen with a lot of vegetables. This is my way.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Limited, Hawaiian wild caught fresh Sweet shrimp

Just eat it, This is real. Sweet and tasty!

I make Sashimi with Uni.

This shrimp is not available daily. Just came yesterday. And it is available next 2-3 days only.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This is real Surf and Turf.

Grilled Ribeye cap with uni, sea urchin. Really good!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Decorate food

I really like making food.
This is flounder with craw fish salad.

Diabetes Prevention

 I think this is the one.
Sashimi, tofu, black garlic, brown rice, tomato, okra, hijiki seaweed, konbu (kelp), broccoli, the perfect combination for diabetes.
We tried yesterday because of World Diabetes Day. But we did not sell well, actually. It's OK, I will do this again next year.  TAKA

Taka Update November 15, 2016

   Taka Update November 15, 2016
Fish and More
The last newsletter was September 29, I was busy for Instagram daily. My followers are growing and more than 430 people now. I need to get 600 people by the end of the year. This is my target. What I need to do? I have to make good dishes, attractive dishes, surprise dishes and funny dishes and more. I do my best.
Let’s talk about fish. Tuna supply is 50/50. I get big eye tuna sometimes, and I get yellow fin tuna sometimes. 
Uni supply is not bad. I get it from Maine, California and Japan. Japan means Russian uni actually. The price is high. And it was good in summer because of shortage. But I can get uni very constantly now and I don’t want to buy at high price.
Live scallop is finally coming back. It is autumn and early winter, scallop quality is really good now.
Japanese fish? Sawara, Spanish mackerel is in season. I buy this bi-weekly. I will start Ankimo, monkfish liver pate, very soon. Shirako, cod testicular season is also coming soon.
I started oyster in September. It sold well. I go with Japanese way. It is with light vinegar and pickles wasabi. I need to think of a new cook ways of oyster in winter.
Stone Crab season is also started. I just sold some last week. It was really good.
Kids menu is available now. This is not Buckhead anymore, yes we are in Sandy Springs. We carry kids friendly items. You can bring your little family before 7pm. I need to match Sandy Springs family needs.
Sandy Springs sales Tax is 7%, 1 % lower than City of Atlanta. You can save your money. And you get more volume than City of Atlanta. And the price is lower than City of Atlanta. This triple effect is good for customers.
Holiday is coming next week. We will close on 24th, Thanksgiving Day and Friday lunch on 25th, enjoy your family time and shopping. And please come to Taka if you are tired to eat turkey leftover. We are available Friday night and Saturday night.
Parking issue? Parking spot is really hard to find at weekend. Please go back to the restaurant. There are many spots just front of the apartment.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

This is a treat.

This small dish must be good. This is a treat.
Mini sushi bowl, sweet shrimp, octopus, calamari, live scallop, slivced toro( hide under ikura), ikura, uni!
Nigiri sushi and roll sushi are not only sushi. TAKA

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Good tuna is available this weekend.

This is big eye tuna. Tuna is basically 3 kinds.
1) yellow fin  you eat this as steak, grilled tuna and sushi, sashimi
2) big eye  you eat this as sushi or sashimi
3) blue fin  you eas this as sushi or sashimi
Blue fin is top ranked but hard to get it. And the color changes quick and not easy to keep it.
Big eye is very popular but hart to get it. But it is easier than blue fin. The important thing is fat, How much fat is in it? That's the key point. See the pic, the pink part is fat, skin side. This is the best part,

And this is big eye toro nigiri, Fish fat is really good. Tuna has a lot of DHA.
This is between chu-toro and Ko-toro.
Chu means medium, Ko means small. This tuna's toro is not like chu-toro but has some fat, So I judge like this. I ate this last night and it was very delicious.
Oh-toro, big fat is too much for me. It is just fat and not tasty for me.

This tuna is available all this weekend.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

World Diabetes Day. Next Monday!

I will make something good on this day.
Actually I make something good daily.

It's Election Day!

So, win and drink, lose and drink. The game is over. Be happy!
Tomorrow is just another day.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Great way to eat tuna

 This is big eye tuna and I brush a special sauce, Nikiri soy sauce. And I place pickled wasabi on top of tuna.  Juts eat straight without dipping soy sauce.
Fish needs soy sauce but rice does not need soy sauce. Remember this work.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Best of Taka, this is good for 1st visit

4 appetizers in 1 plate, this is " Best of Taka".
I change items daily.
I made 1) Live Scallop, 2) Aji Tataki, 3) Hamachi Tiradito, 4) Live Lobster with Uni yesterday.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

This is good, Salmon and salmon roe pasta.

I made this last night.
This is the first time I eat warm salmon roe.
It's really good.
This is not Japanese food but so what?
Good is good.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Follow me at Instagram

I post a lot of pics daily at Instagram.
" sushiandpassion"
It is connected with facebook and Twitter,
1300 pics posted and 384 people follow now. I need 1000 people by the end of next year,

Bento Box, I make like this daily for lunch,'

Live or fresh information


fish info like price increasing

Daily special like chopped toro nigiri

Follow me please!  TAKA

Today is the Day, National Sushi Day

Everyone, Today is National Sushi Day,  It is in Japan, but I want to expand to all USA and all over the world.
Eat Sushi and be healthy. Eat sushi and feel the taste of fish. This is my dream that all the people on earth eat sushi together and no fighting each other. This is my dream.