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SushiandPassion

Taka Update December 2016

Taka Update December 14, 2016
Fish and More
It is almost the end of 2016. Tuna is big change. I used to buy big eye tuna but I could not get good one. So I started to buy Yellow fin tuna. Do I like yellow fin tuna? Not much. And I buy Blue fin tuna from Asia now. It is frozen product but the quality is high. I am checking how my customers say about this tuna. Frozen tuna is very common in Japan. And this is the good way to keep same quality of tuna all the time.
Uni is not bad but very few from California. I get Maine uni most of the time. And I buy occasionally buy Japanese uni, actually it is from Russia.
Live scallop is fine in winter time. The quality is high enough.
I carry typical winter items. Namako, sea cucumber is our winter dish. I will carry it by the end of year. And shirako, cod testicular is available as usual.

New menu
We have Kids friendly menu now. It is because of our current location. Our main target is family now. We make ½ portion ramen, chicken and more.
We start to carry Sapporo Beer. And we will finish to sell Kirin beer. We installed a new Hoshizaki Beer server machine. This is new technology, we can keep beer keg in room temperature. Beer goes through the machine and cold beer comes out. The foam is same as Japan, you can enjoy creamy foam.

Holiday operation
It is same as usual. We are opened Christmas Eve, we are closed Christmas Day. We will close on 26th Monday lunch but will open dinner. We will close New Year Day. And we will close 2nd lunch but will open dinner. Please bring your families and friends.

New location
We opened our new location in Sandy Springs on May 23rd. 6 months passed and the business is very up and down. It is good sometimes and terribly bad sometimes. But I feel I find our new direction and am moving forward with positive thinking. Many customers ask me “How is the business? “ And my answer is very honest, “Yes, it is yes or no, up and down daily. “ I do not think all people in town know we are here. And we get new customers every week and this is a good sign to grow. I go to customers table more than ever and try to talk. Owner chef is a top sales person always.
Anyway, Thank you for using Taka Sushi in 2016. Have a wonderful holiday!

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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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Taka Update September 28, 2016

Taka Update September 28, 2016
Fish and More
Tuna is yellow fin this week. We could get farmed blue fin from Japan but I did not buy it. Uni is available, Main uni is sweet and small, California uni is also sweet and medium size. We cut Canadian uni because of quality issue. They don’t know how to make uni there.
Hawaiian fresh sweet shrimp is on the way. I will get 10 lbs today. It will be fine next 3 days only. We had this a month ago, it was super delicious.
Akamutsu, black throat is not available this moment. We get many typhoons this year and we cannot get some fish. But it might come tomorrow.
Sawara, Spanish mackerel season is started. It will come next week. I normally don’t order but this Spanish mackerel caught in Japan Sea is really good.
Fresh salmon roe is also coming next week. The price is dropped and I can buy now. This fresh roe is available at the end of year.
Live scallop quality is still bad and I don’t buy next 2-3 weeks. I will see it until sea temperature is going down. Global warming kill fish business.
I dropped Nigiri sushi price. Oh toro was $17 before. It is $14 now. Hamachi was $7. It is $6 now. I only use center cut part of Hamachi. The reason of cutting price? I feel our economy is not great. We reached the peak and start to going down. And I am figuring out what is good for Sandy Springs location.

Saturday brunch plan is cancelled.
I was thinking Saturday brunch but cancelled. I am so tired to do this. I still go to shopping Saturday morning.

Study analyses reducing consumption of discretionary (unhealthy) foods and replacing them with core foods
New research presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich, Germany (12-16 Sept) shows the impact that substituting energy intake from discretionary foods (including sugar-sweetened beverages and confectionary) with healthier, core foods, and reducing levels of added sugar in discretionary foods could have in the diet of the Australian population. The study is by Dr Tom Wycherley, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, and colleagues.
In western (high-income) countries the intake of discretionary foods is typically very high, in Australia they contribute over a third of energy intake. Discretionary foods displace core foods such as fruit, vegetables, dairy, lean meats, and whole grains. Reformulating discretionary foods to reduce energy density or improve their nutritional profile, or simply reducing their intake, has been suggested to reduce the population level of nutrient deficiencies, obesity and associated chronic disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential impact of key discrete strategies to reformulate or reduce discretionary foods on the diet of the Australian population.
Food and nutrient intake data from 12153 people who provided information to the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey were population weighted and combined into food categories. Data modelling was conducted to simulate a range of scenarios about the potential impact of key discrete strategies to reduce discretionary foods in the Australian population (identified from a previously conducted scoping review of the literature). The modelled scenarios included: reducing the quantity (portion size) of discretionary foods; substituting non-caloric beverages for water based sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs); decreasing the sugar content of discretionary foods; and, decreasing the sodium content of discretionary foods. Modelling was conducted for the entire Australian population and a subset of people (4.7%) that self-reported having diabetes.
For the overall Australian population, a 25% reduction in the portion size of all discretionary foods reduced average per person daily energy intake by 9.0% or 766kJ (184 calories) compared to the original diet. To replace these discretionary foods with core foods would require an 8.3% increase in core foods and would result in a 310kJ (74 calories) (3.6%) lower energy intake, 2.1g (2.3%) greater protein intake, a 10.8g (20.6%) lower intake of added sugars and a 220mg (3.9%) lower sodium intake compared to the original diet.
Reducing sugar by 25% in discretionary foods within the food groups ‘biscuits’ (sweet and savoury) and ‘cakes/ muffins/ scones/ cake type desserts’ reduced total energy by just 0.4% or 36kJ (8.6 calories). Substituting water/non-caloric beverages to take the place of all SSBs reduced energy by 2.9% or 251kJ (60 calories) and added sugar by 14.3g (27.3%). Reformulation of grain based discretionary foods to reduce sodium by 25% resulted in a 69mg (2.9%) lower sodium intake.
The sub-population of people with diabetes reported a lower intake of discretionary foods compared to the overall population (2515kJ (604 calories) [32.4% total energy] vs. 3061kJ (735 calories) [35.8% total energy]). This subgroup had a similar magnitude of response to the overall population for the modelled scenarios.
The authors have not yet done a head-to-head comparison of different interventions, but one is planned for the future. But they say: “The effectiveness of a strategy will depend on how well it can be implemented and whether the appropriate sub-populations are targeted—for example high consumers of sugar sweetened beverages.”
They add: “Key discrete strategies, identified from the literature, to reformulate or reduce discretionary foods would in theory have small to moderate impacts on the diet quality of the overall Australian population and a subset of those who self-report having diabetes. The impact of these strategies in combination, or for sub-populations with proportionally higher discretionary food intake may be more substantial.”
While it is clear that most overweight individuals would benefit from consuming fewer calories, diet quality goes beyond total calories, and simply reducing food from the diet may result in nutrient deficits, and is usually not sustainable since people can experience hunger and subsequently reduce compliance. The authors say: “Replacing some discretionary choices with less energy dense core foods is likely to be a more sustainable option to improve diet quality and reduce daily calorie intake without resulting in increased hunger.”
They conclude: “The exception to this is calories obtained from sugar sweetened beverages; since we don’t tend to experience substantial changes in our feeling of fullness when we consume calories in the form of water-based SSBs, compared to consuming calories in solid or food form. Therefore simply reducing SSB consumption, for example by replacing them with water, may be a sustainable way to reduce calorie intake without affecting hunger.”
The point is very simple. 1) Don’t eat snacks, sugary drinks. 2) Eat more vegetables and fruits, fish. 3) Don’t eat too much.

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Taka Update September 05, 2016

Taka Update September 05, 2016
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I think this week is the slowest week of the year. Tuna supply is same as usual. I don’t expect good big eye tuna, just buy yellow fin.
I gave up Live scallop from Boston. The quality does not reach my standard level. Our supplier says it is because of high sea temperature. Nothing is good for sushi business!
I carry oysters now. Those are coming from LA or FL. I just do it with Tosazu, light vinegar sauce with wasabi pickles and shiso leaf. We don’t need to do it with heavy sauce. It kills flavor.
Thinking about uni, sea urchin? Maine’s small uni season is just started. And Canadian uni is still available. Japanese uni is also available but the price is high.
My special salads are getting better. I do Burn fat diet salad, Breast cancer prevention salad, Power salad, Beautiful skin salad. And I just added Diabetes prevention salad. So many people are struggling with diabetes and I want to fix it. I actually researched a lot of it and found some solution. Please let me know if you have problems. I am not a doctor but I can try with my food therapy way.
I was thinking Saturday lunch but postponed. I will try it in October.

Ginger, eat more ginger!
Ginger is a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. However, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries among many cultures.
Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain.
Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions.
Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like ginger decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.
During cold weather, drinking ginger tea is good way to keep warm. It is diaphoretic, which means that it promotes sweating, working to warm the body from within. As such, in the wake of a cold, ginger tea is particularly useful.
It is easy to make ginger tea. I do it with citrus honey. You can use yuzu juice and honey, ginger. It really works. I will try this for my diabetes customer.
Ginger provides a variety of vitamins and minerals: Carbohydrate – 17.77 g Dietary Fiber – 2 g Protein – 1.82 g Dietary Fiber – 2 g Sugars – 1.7 g Sodium – 13 mg Vitamin B6 – 0.16 mg Calcium – 16 mg Iron – 0.6 mg Vitamin C – 5 mg Potassium – 415 mg Magnesium – 43 mg Phosphorus – 34 mg Zinc – 0.34 mg Folate – 11 mcg Riboflavin – 0.034 mg Niacin – 0.75 mg Iron – 0.6 mg (Figures above are per 100g of ginger)
I take this article from Medical news today.

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Taka Update August 11, 2016

Taka Update August 11, 2016
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I received big eye tuna yesterday. Our supplier said it was good one but it was Ok when I cut. It is great for red meat tuna but less fat makes me feel bad. I still can make negitoro dish but I sell this for sushi or sahimi ? It doubt.
Live scallop is coming today. We supposed to get on Monday. But less harvest and could not get. Do we eat too much? Maybe, and all fishes are in danger. We need to protect natural resources. I really worry about our food in the future. We can buy anything if we pay money. But this theory will be gone near future.
People like our grilled octopus dish. The meat is really tender and good with sea salt, pepper and lemon. We also carry Live lobster sashimi this weekend. You must try this.

Mexican mango is delicious and good for your body.

Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean your skin, and make the perfect snack. Here are 17 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day.
Nutrition chart
One cup of mangoes (225 gms contain) contains the following percentages that apply to daily value.
105 calories
76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
25 percent vitamin A (antioxidant and vision)
11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
9 percent healthy probiotic fibre
9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
4 percent magnesium
1. Fights cancer
Antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat present in mango protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
2. Keeps cholesterol in check
Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Fresh mango is a rich source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps to control heart rate and blood pressure.
3. Skin cleanser
Mangoes help you unclog your pores and add freshness to the face. Mangoes are applicable to any skin type. They help clear clogged pores that cause acne. Just slice a mango into thin pieces and keep them on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and then take bath or wash your face and see the results.
4. Alkalizes the body
According to natural health school.com, mango is rich in tartaric acid, malic acid and traces of citric acid that primarily help in maintaining the alkali reserve of the body.
5. Weight loss
Mango has a lot of vitamins and nutrients that help the body feel fuller. Also, the fibrous fruit boosts the digestive function of the body by burning additional calories, helping in weight loss.
6. Regulates diabetes
Not only the fruit but the leaves of mangoes are healthy too. For people suffering from diabetes, just boil 5-6 mango leaves in a vessel, soak it through night and drink the filtered decoction in the morning. This is helps in regulating your insulin levels.
Mango has a low glycemic index (41-60) so going a little overboard will not increase your sugar levels.
7. Aphrodisiac
Mango has aphrodisiac qualities and is also called the ‘love fruit’. Mangoes increase the virility in men. Vitamin E, which is abundantly present in mangoes, helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive.
8. Eye care
Did you know that mango is rich in vitamin A. One cup of sliced mangoes equals 25% intake of your daily need of vitamin A. Mangoes help in promoting good eye sight, fights dry eyes and also prevent night blindness.
9. Helps in digestion
Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down protein. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion and elimination. It is is rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.
10. Heat stroke
When the sun is bogging you down this summer, just chop of a mango in a juicer; add a little water and a tbsp of sugar free or honey. This juice will instantly cool you down and prevent heat stroke.
11. Strengthens your immune
The deadly combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy.
12. Body scrub
Make a paste of mashed mango, honey and milk and use as a body scrub, you will feel that your skin is tender and smooth.
13. Aids concentration and memory
Studying for exams? This fruit is rich in glutamine acid– an important protein for concentration and memory. Feed mangoes to children who find it difficult to concentrate on studies.
14. High iron for women
Mango is rich in iron, hence it is a great natural solution for people suffering from anemia. Menopausal and pregnant women can indulge in mangoes as this will increase their iron levels and calcium at the same time.
15. Reduces Kidney Stones
In Chinese medicine, mangoes are considered sweet and sour with a cooling energy also capable of reducing the risk of kidney stone formation.
16. Perfect Snack
Instead of snacking on unhealthy chips and cookies, why not feast on slices of mangoes instead. They are perhaps one of the tastiest dehydrated fruits of all.
17. Stomach Tonic
Before going to bed put some 10 or 15 mango leaves in warm water and close it with lid. The next day morning filter the water and drink it in empty stomach. Do this regularly.
The article comes from health impact news. I eat when it is season. I make smoothie with banana and Greek yogurt. Women need to take more mango it is because it’s good for skin.

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