Fish Tails 9/22/20: Grizzly Bears … Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • It’s another Tuesday “Tail”-day … this list continues to grow; spread da’ word; Mahalo!
  • “Bristol”, who is our DRY-PACK SCALLOP supplier, and da’ very best Scallop producer that we’ve ever dealt with, is now offering “My Fish Dish” — a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree. We’re offering six of ’em — Blackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • Local & Wild news: Looks like we’ll have some more UNI this week, avail by Thursday, yell LOUD & yell Now. Looks like another week with LOCAL ALBACORE! And some LOCAL CALIF. HALIBUT is avail (with a shipment of AK HAL due in for Thursday). BLACK COD & ROCK COD (with LING & TRUE COD for Thurs) & PETRALE SOLE. What about Local KING SALMON you ask? — We’re about to get in to the last week of the season, only trickles have been coming in of late, let’s hope for a strong finish — none currently in stock, stay tuned. There are King Salmon being offered to us from Canada & AK, but those are now gill-netted river fish, which we tend to stay away from. Once Salmon have entered the rivers, on the way to their spawning grounds, the quality goes south. It’s just like Oysters and other seafood — when fish are in the mood for lovin’, they’re not so appetizing anymore. Unless you’re an Osprey or a Grizzly Bear.
  • ONO  /  SWORDFISH  /  AHI  /  WHITE C-BASS  /  BRONZINI  /  Lotta’ SHELLFISH, Lotta’ FZN, Lots MORE
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  • TOMBO vs Albacore — they are both White Tuna, not Ahi, and they are the same species. When young, the fish known as Albacore follow the North Pacific/Japanese current, and this is the time of year when they pass by Calif & OR; small fish, delicate & soft meat, very fatty, definitely in the top three of my favorite-est fish! Then the fish get older, (and bigger, and firmer-fleshed), and also much wiser, so they decide to retire to the easy life of Hawaii/Fiji/South Pacific, they change their name to Tombo, and some of ’em end up as a center-of-the-plate entree at fine dining establishments, and not-so-lucky ones end up in a can labelled “white tuna” or “premium cat food”.
  • Another discussion point that came up recently has to do with COOL (Country of Origin Labeling), which is meant to be informative, but in fact is very misunderstood, because it’s very misleading and not informative. A classic example is Frozen Alaskan Cod, which may caught by a Vietnamese fisherman on a Portuguese-flagged boat out of Vancouver, B.C. (Canada), fishing in Alaskan (USA) waters, and unloading the catch onto a Chinese-owned factory-at-sea ship, who then processes the fish that’s featured in your McFish sandwiches … and AK Cod is considered a “Product of China”. We know that the fish aren’t required to show their passport when swimming across borders, but there’s never been an AK Cod anywhere near China. But what if this fish (or any other) is labelled “Product of USA?” — That too is very uninformative, as the USA could mean AK or Hawaii or Maine or Florida or Texas or Calif — all different waters, all different ecosystems.
  • Add a box of Fresh Produce to your Seafood order! We’re partnering with C & L Produce, a highly reputable wholesale distributor out of Oakland, to bring a variety of fresh fruits & veggies into your home. This offering is as an add-on, and not a replacement for our $100-minimum seafood order. Click on the two new buttons.
  • So the demolition & clean-up of what remained from the Pier 45 Fire has been progressing quite nicely, leaving us with a greatly expanded view of da’ Bay, which is a reminder that if you’re in da’ City, access on to Pier 45 is a lot easier now, so c’mon by to pick up your order.
  • We carry a few brands of SMOKED SALMON, all are ‘nova style’ (Lox), all are sliced (cater-cut), all are about 3 to 4# per side. Easy to break down into smaller units for yer freezer, then thaw ’em when you need ’em.
  • Some of your faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off & BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net
Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066

Fish Tails 9/15/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • All you home-delivery folks should be real proud of yourselves for gettin’ along so well without any “Tail” for the last coupla’ weeks … I’m back again for more. Anybody know how to make an Octopus laugh? Why sure, you just give it “ten-tickles”.  And to all of you brand new readers, this is as good a time as any to opt out.
  • So the demolition & clean-up of what remained from the Pier 45 Fire has been progressing quite nicely, leaving us with a greatly expanded view of da’ Bay, but due to the poor air quality lately, today is really the first day that there is actually a new view to take in. Which is a reminder that if you’re in da’ City, access on to Pier 45 is a lot easier now, so c’mon by to pick up your order, enjoy our view, and ask us about our NEW Ready-to-Cook Seafood Entrees — There’s three fish: NORWEGIAN COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON or NEW ENGLAND SCALLOPS (Bristol’s iconic brand), done either Sesame Seaweed/Teriyaki style or Blackened/Butter style … Try all six! Check out da’ Price-List.
  • Seasons are winding down on Local CA KING SALMON & Local ALBACORE, so if you haven’t had your fill, don’t wait much longer. Some real nice Local BLACK COD in da’ house, and there should be some Fresh Mendocino UNI in by Thurs or Friday.
  • ONO & SWORDFISH & AHI  /  WHITE C-BASS & Farm’d STRIPED BASS  /  HALIBUT x 2  /  ROCK & TRUE COD  /  Farm’d SALMON x 6  /  Etc, etc. — you know the drill — check out da’ Price List & other attachments, and a reprint of some previous stuff below, which is known as re-“Tail” … and Go Giants!
  • TOMBO vs Albacore — they are both White Tuna, not Ahi, and they are the same species. When young, the fish known as Albacore follow the North Pacific/Japanese current, and this is the time of year when they pass by Calif & OR; small fish, delicate & soft meat, very fatty, definitely in the top three of my favorite-est fish! Then the fish get older, (and bigger, and firmer-fleshed), and also much wiser, so they decide to retire to the easy life of Hawaii/Fiji/South Pacific, they change their name to Tombo, and some of ’em end up as a center-of-the-plate entree at fine dining establishments, and not-so-lucky ones end up in a can labelled “white tuna” or “premium cat food”.
  • Another discussion point that came up recently has to do with COOL (Country of Origin Labeling), which is meant to be informative, but in fact is very misunderstood, because it’s very misleading and not informative. A classic example is Frozen Alaskan Cod, which may caught by a Vietnamese fisherman on a Portuguese-flagged boat out of Vancouver, B.C. (Canada), fishing in Alaskan (USA) waters, and unloading the catch onto a Chinese-owned factory-at-sea ship, who then processes the fish that’s featured in your McFish sandwiches … and AK Cod is considered a “Product of China”. We know that the fish aren’t required to show their passport when swimming across borders, but there’s never been an AK Cod anywhere near China. But what if this fish (or any other) is labelled “Product of USA?” — That too is very uninformative, as the USA could mean AK or Hawaii or Maine or Florida or Texas or Calif — all different waters, all different ecosystems.
  • Add a box of Fresh Produce to your Seafood order! We’re partnering with C & L Produce, a highly reputable wholesale distributor out of Oakland, to bring a variety of fresh fruits & veggies into your home. This offering is as an add-on, and not a replacement for our $100-minimum seafood order. Click on the two new buttons.
  • We carry a few brands of SMOKED SALMON, all are ‘nova style’ (Lox), all are sliced (cater-cut), all are about 3 to 4# per side. Easy to break down into smaller units for yer freezer, then thaw ’em when you need ’em.
  • Some of your faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off & BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS; Lots More …
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

Fish Tails 9/1/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Aloha all, here’s another exhilarating issue of da’ “Tail” … and it’ll be the last issue for a coupla’ weeks as this author is gonna take some time off.
  • Also note that our entire staff is gonna take a day off on Monday, Sept. 6th, as Aloha Seafood will be CLOSED for Labor Day. Use Friday/Saturday to load up for all your picnic/party seafood needs.
  • Local WILD KING SALMON would be awfully nice on da’ grill. Should be avail all week, as we start the final month of the season.  Fresh LOCAL ALBACORE is great for sashimi or great with a quick sear on da’ grill … Which brings up the answer to your confusion/questions about TOMBO vs Albacore — they are both White Tuna, not Ahi, and they are the same species. When young, the fish known as Albacore follow the North Pacific/Japanese current, and this is the time of year when they pass by Calif & OR; small fish, delicate & soft meat, very fatty, definitely in the top three of my favorite-est fish! Then the fish get older, (and bigger, and firmer-fleshed), and also much wiser, so they decide to retire to the easy life of Hawaii/Fiji/South Pacific, they change their name to Tombo, and some of ’em end up as a center-of-the-plate entree at fine dining establishments, and not-so-lucky ones end up in a can labelled “white tuna” or “cat food”.
  • Michelle P out there in home-delivery-ville already knows that we’re bringing in some Fresh UNI this week, and now the rest of y’all know too. It’ll be avail by Thursday (prob’ly), so yell now & yell loud if ya’ want some!
  • NEW ITEMs especially for our HDS folks (all of you) — from “Bristol” — Pre-portioned 7-oz Frozen ready-to-cook seafood meals — There’s six choices: NORWEGIAN COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON or NEW ENGLAND SCALLOPS (Bristol’s iconic brand), all three either Blackened w/Butter or Sesame Seaweed/Teriyaki … try all six! Check out da’ Price-List. Order accordingly.
  • Expecting some ONO in for Thursday … BLACK COD/SABLEFISH lookin’ good — ROCK & LING & TRUE COD too … LOCAL & AK HALIBUT in da’ ice … Farm’d Salmon = STEELHEAD x2, ATL x2, & NZ KINGS x2 … AHI & SWORDFISH … WHITE C-BASS … PETRALE SOLE … DRY-PACK SCALLOPS … CLAMS/MUSSELS/OYSTERS … and a lot more …
  • Click below for Product/Price List … if you wanna keep reading, here’s some re-“Tail”.
  • Another discussion point that came up recently has to do with COOL (Country of Origin Labeling), which is meant to be informative, but in fact is very misunderstood, because it’s very misleading and not informative. A classic example is Frozen Alaskan Cod, which may caught by a Vietnamese fisherman on a Portuguese-flagged boat out of Vancouver, B.C. (Canada), fishing in Alaskan (USA) waters, and unloading the catch onto a Chinese-owned factory-at-sea ship, who then processes the fish that’s featured in your McFish sandwiches … and AK Cod is considered a “Product of China”. We know that the fish aren’t required to show their passport when swimming across borders, but there’s never been an AK Cod anywhere near China. But what if this fish (or any other) is labelled “Product of USA?” — That too is very uninformative, as the USA could mean AK or Hawaii or Maine or Florida or Texas or Calif — all different waters, all different ecosystems.
  • Add a box of Fresh Produce to your Seafood order! We’re partnering with C & L Produce, a highly reputable wholesale distributor out of Oakland, to bring a variety of fresh fruits & veggies into your home. This offering is as an add-on, and not a replacement for our $100-minimum seafood order. Click on the two new buttons.
  • NEW! (to you guys) — PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPS — avail in 1# IQF units, a “Dry” Scallop like our others, smaller meat (60/80-ct) with a much smaller price!
  • Some of y’all asking about picking up your order, rather than getting a delivery to your door — Yes, that’s definitely an option that’s available to you now, because they’ve eased the restrictions to get on to Pier 45 since the Fire. Parking is still a fuster-cluck, but c’mon on down to pick-up your order, quintuple-park for a few minutes, check out our facility and the S.F seafood industry & culture. And we’ll waive the $100-minimum and the $10 service-fee.
  • We carry a few brands of SMOKED SALMON, all are ‘nova style’ (Lox), all are sliced (cater-cut), all are about 3 to 4# per side. Easy to break down into smaller units for yer freezer, then thaw ’em when you need ’em.
  • Some of your faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan; ASIAN & SPANISH OCTOPUS; AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, MINCED/GROUND AHI, OYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off & BLO FZN AHI LOINS; IQF SARDINES; Hot Special on 26/30 OG PRAWNS; Lots More …
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.
Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.
1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net <mailto:orders@alohaseafood.net>
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484
And for ACCOUNTING:
Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net <mailto:doras@alohaseafood.net>
Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net <mailto:carolynw@alohaseafood.net>
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066