Fish Tails 7/21/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Seems like I spend more time adding new folks to this list than actually composing a weekly “Fish Tails” for y’all — That’s not a complaint; it’s a WOW and a MAHALO!  Keep ’em coming! Let your friends & fam know about us!
  • Maybe that jumbo-sized teddy bear in the stands at the Giants/A’s game had too much to drink, or he has to get up early like we do, because how else could one doze off during the first professional sporting event for the Bay Area in a thoundred-and-eleven-teen days — Go Giants!! Go baseball!
  • Hey, some pretty nice price reductions on Local WILD KING SALMON, WHITE C-BASS, YELLOWTAIL JACK, and SWORDFISH.
  • OK, we’re gonna give some UNI another shot this week — due in for Friday — Yell Now & Yell Loud! (to orders@alohaseafood.net, please).
  • BRONZINI makes a nice whole-fish presentation for one, and if it’s for two or more, check out our HUACHINAGO (real Red Snappers from Baja) and our Frm’d STRIPED BASS.
  • More from da’ west coast:  PETRALE SOLE  /  ROCK, LING, TRUE, & BLACK COD  /  AK & LOCAL & SoCAL HALIBUT  /  SMELT  /  SQUID
  • Usually we re-send a few excerpts from previous issues of “Fish Tails” — we call it ‘Re-‘Tail’ — here you go, and there’s a Price List and other stuff just a click away …
  • One of your faves, HAMACHI COLLARS (KAMA), is again available. And we’ve added a ‘new’ item — FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO), about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan.
  •  You may have noticed that the AHI POKE CUBES are a different brand now — same 1# units, slightly different “cut” – let us know how you like ’em!  Plenty of CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS for now, but you may wanna jump on ’em before all of us employees drain our inventory because they’re so dang yummy.  While we’re in da’ freezer, our FRZN Local ALBACORE LOINS (about 1# ea), or our FRZN AHI LOINS (Sk-OFF & BLO, about 5-7#ea) have been very popular.
  • “New”:  SALT SPRING Is. MUSSELS are a hybrid Mussel from B.C. that are large and plump and delicious and sustainably raised and are available once again after a yearly shutdown during their spawning cycle.
  • Still strong freezer inventory on:  MINCED/GROUND AHI  /  ASIAN & MEDIT. OCTOPUS  /  OYSTER SPRING ROLLS  /  26/30 & 16/20 OG PRAWNS  /  Lots More ~~~
  • We’ve noticed (since the fire) that access on to Pier 45 is a lot easier, so if you wanna drop by to pick-up your order and say ‘hi’, just let us know.
  • Survey — How many of you would have an interest in receiving a box of produce which would be piggy-backed onto your seafood order? We’re collaborating with a reputable local Produce distributor, need to gauge the interest. Let us know!
  • Gift Certificates are now available, $25 increments.
  • 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 7/14/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Aloha! Our ice bins & freezer are filling in real nicely …
  • One of your faves, HAMACHI COLLARS (KAMA), is again available. And we’ve added a ‘new’ item — FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO), about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan.
  • In da’ cooler, something new: Help to eradicate a massive biomass of invasive/ecologically destructive WILD BLUE CATFISH from the Chesapeake Bay area;  Also: AK HALIBUT supply should be good this week;  Hopefully PETRALE SOLE too;  TRUE COD Fil & HUACHINANGO (2/4s) expected in by tomorrow/Weds;  ONO in da’ house!;  Significant Price-Decrease on WHITE C-BASS;  We’ll be slacking out (thawing) some BLACK COD for your needs, as the fresh catch has dried up for now;  And … … … We   Should   Have   A   Few   Trays   Of   FRESH … … UNI —  due in Thursday, and some of y’all have gotten some early intel already, which leaves us with a few less than a few trays, so yell Now & yell Loud to ORDERS@ALOHASEAFOOD.NET if you’d like some UNI for this week!
  • … KING SALMON story: The Local season has re-opened, a few boats are out, with more getting out there as the strong winds are dying down — the initial report from one of our primary suppliers is that two of his boats that got out early have a grand total of 5 fish, meaning that they’ll stay out until the fish are biting and they can bring back in a decent amount. Our hopes were availability by Thursday, but at this rate, it’ll be Saturday until we see any, and we can only hope that it’ll be early enough on Saturday to get the fish on our trucks and out to you. Stay tuned …
  • In the meantime, you can’t go wrong with either of our King Salmon from New Zealand — either ‘ORA-KING’ from the north part of NZ’s south island, or ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ KINGs from frigid Stewart Is, which is south of NZ’s south island.
  • Need any more? — Some re-“Tail” is re-printed below, and check out da’ attachments.
  • You may have noticed that the AHI POKE CUBES are a different brand now — same 1# units, slightly different “cut” – let us know how you like ’em!  Plenty of CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS for now, but you may wanna jump on ’em before all of us employees drain our inventory because they’re so dang yummy.  While we’re in da’ freezer, note that Fresh Tombo continues to be very sporadic, but our FRZN Local ALBACORE LOINS (about 1# ea), or our FRZN AHI LOINS (Sk-OFF & BLO, about 5-7#ea) have been popular options.
  • We’ve found another source for the 2# packs of SMOKED RED-Mt TROUT Fil — only difference seems to be that it’ll be “catch-weight”, meaning not necessarily exactly 2#, but pretty close. Available Now.
  • ROCK & LING COD  /  LOCAL & SoCAL HAL  /  BRONZINI & Frm’d STRIPED BASS  /  SWORDFISH, AHI, TOMBO?, YELLOWTAIL JACK  /  DRY-PACK SCALLOPS  /  Lotta’ SALMON  /  Lotta’ SHELLFISH  /  Lots More …
  • “New”:  SALT SPRING Is. MUSSELS are a hybrid Mussel from B.C. that are large and plump and delicious and sustainably raised and are available once again after a yearly shutdown during their spawning cycle.
  • Still strong freezer inventory on:  MINCED/GROUND AHI  /  ASIAN & MEDIT. OCTOPUS  /  OYSTER SPRING ROLLS  /  26/30 & 16/20 OG PRAWNS  /  Lots More
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  • We’ve noticed (since the fire) that access on to Pier 45 is a lot easier, so if you wanna drop by to pick-up your order and say ‘hi’, just let us know.
  • Survey — How many of you would have an interest in receiving a box of produce which would be piggy-backed onto your seafood order? We’re collaborating with a reputable local Produce distributor, need to gauge the interest. Let us know!
  • Gift Certificates are now available, $25 increments.
  • Hey, if you’re new to this Home-Delivery Issue of “Fish Tails”, (and there’s always a bunch of ya’ every week), this publication is meant to be an exhilarating and memorable newsletter about what’s up in the seafood world, with a bunch of buttons to click into Price-Lists, FAQs, etc. Some folks find the info to be very helpful, while others get good value by printing out a hard-copy, and using that to start their grill. Whatever floats yer boat. Also if you’re new (or not), we wanna express our gratitude & Mahalos!
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • PLEASE forward this or share about us with your social network. We can feed a lotta’ mouths.
  • 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 7/7/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Hope y’all had an enjoyable 4th of July weekend — here’s what’s up for this week …
  • You may have noticed that the AHI POKE CUBES are a different brand now — same 1# units, slightly different “cut” – let us know how you like ’em!  Our next shipment of HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA should be avail by Friday.  Plenty of CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS for now, but you may wanna jump on ’em before all of us employees drain our inventory because they’re so dang yummy.  While we’re in da’ freezer, note that there’s still NO Fresh Tombo, so our FRZN Local ALBACORE LOINS (about 1# ea), or our FRZN AHI LOINS (Sk-OFF & BLO, about 5-7#ea) are popular options.
  • We’ve found another source for the 2# packs of SMOKED RED-Mt TROUT Fil — only difference seems to be that it’ll be “catch-weight”, meaning not necessarily exactly 2#, but pretty close. Available Now.
  • FRESH SQUID is in!  One big ol’ ONO is in.  CORVINA Bass price has dropped.  The season for Local Wild KING SALMON is closed for fishing for another week, so we Will soon Run Out of the 100#s that’s in da’ ice.
  • Can’t help ya’ tomorrow (Weds) with AK HALIBUT or PETRALE or TRUE COD, but all should be swimming in by Thursday. Hopefully.
  • Some edited re-‘Tail’ below, and an updated price-list attached.
  • “New”:  SALT SPRING Is. MUSSELS are a hybrid Mussel from B.C. that are large and plump and delicious and sustainably raised and are available once again after a yearly shutdown during their spawning cycle.
  • More Local = BLACK COD & ROCK & LING COD … SoCAL HAL … YELLOWTAIL JACK … 
  • From distant shores:  Salmon x 4 = ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ & ‘ORA-KINGS’ from NZ, and ‘LOCH DUART’ ATL SAL & ‘LOCH ETIVE’ STEELHEAD/O.TROUT from Scotland  /  SWORDFISH  /  BRONZINI  /  AHI  /  ‘DRY-PACK’ SCALLOPS  /  … 
  • Still strong freezer inventory on:  MINCED/GROUND AHI  /  ASIAN & MEDIT. OCTOPUS  /  OYSTER SPRING ROLLS  /  26/30 & 16/20 OG PRAWNS  /  Lots More …
  • We’ve noticed (since the fire) that access on to Pier 45 is a lot easier, so if you wanna drop by to pick-up your order and say ‘hi’, just say so.
  • Survey — How many of you would have an interest in receiving a box of produce which would be piggy-backed onto your seafood order? We’re collaborating with a reputable local Produce distributor, need to gauge the interest. Let us know!
  • Gift Certificates are now available, $25 increments.
  • Hey, if you’re new to this Home-Delivery Issue of “Fish Tails”, (and there’s always a bunch of ya’ every week), this publication is meant to be an exhilarating and memorable newsletter about what’s up in the seafood world, with a bunch of buttons to click into Price-Lists, FAQs, etc. Some folks find the info to be very helpful, while others get good value by printing out a hard-copy, and using that to start their grill. Whatever floats yer boat. Also if you’re new (or not), we wanna express our gratitude & Mahalos!
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • PLEASE forward this or share about us with your social network. We can feed a lotta’ mouths.
  • 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:

 

Fish Tails 6/30/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Aloha!  Welcome to a buncha’ more first-timers!! … Reminder that Aloha Seafood will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 4th. Regular business thru Friday the 3rd, then back at it on Monday, July 6th … Order accordingly …
  • Local Wild KING SALMON update:  The season will be closed for fishing for the next two weeks — we have some beautiful new fish, and we’re thinking we’ll get a few more from some of the boats that are finishing up out there, maybe enough to last into part of next week, price is down a bit!, and that’s it until mid-July, so Load Up by Friday!  After that, no scheduled closures through September except for a couple of days in August.
  • OK, if you haven’t tried our CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS, know that it’d be a awesome item on the July 4th grill, … AND remember that we’re OUT of Hamachi Collars (Kama) until next week.
  • “New”:  SALT SPRING Is. MUSSELS are a hybrid Mussel from B.C. that are large and plump and delicious and sustainably raised and are available once again after a yearly shutdown during their spawning cycle. And we’re expecting in some FRESH COOKED OREGON SHRIMPMEAT by Thursday, a classic July 4th item for salads and/or cocktails.
  • Some re-“Tail” below, and an updated Price-List attached …
  • Gift Certificates are now available, $25 increments. And the latest new development (since the fire) is that  access on to Pier 45 is much more lenient, so if you wanna drop by to pick-up your order, it seems to be a lot easier now.
  • Locally, BLACK COD & ROCK & LING & TRUE COD … and PETRALE SOLE … and LOCAL & SoCAL & AK HALIBUT … and YELLOWTAIL JACK … and WHITE C-BASS …
  • We’re OUT of the Smoked Red-Trout Fillets, 2#-pkgs, but we still have the 8-oz SMOKED TROUT packages. Stay tuned for updates.
  • MANILA & LITTLENECK CLAMS & PEI MUSSELS and a nice Variety of OYSTERS.
  • From distant shores:  Salmon x 4 = ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ & ‘ORA-KINGS’ from NZ, and ‘LOCH DUART’ ATL SAL & ‘LOCH ETIVE’ STEELHEAD/O.TROUT from Scotland  /  SWORDFISH  /  BRONZINI  /  AHI  /  ONO  /  CORVINA BASS  /  
  • And you HDS customers are sure capitalizing on our Frozen offerings … still strong inventory on:  CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS  /   AHI & SALMON POKE CUBES  /  MINCED/GROUND AHI  /  ASIAN & MEDIT. OCTOPUS  /  OYSTER SPRING ROLLS  /  26/30 & 16/20 OG PRAWNS  /  Lots More — check out da’ Price List …
  • With our core business (distribution to food-service establishments) starting to ramp up again, please excuse us for any delivery delays or other service issues as we make adjustments to our routes, our personnel, and our overall processes. Mahalo for your understanding.
  • Survey — how many of you would have an interest in receiving a box of produce which would be piggy-backed onto your seafood order? We’re seriously thinking of collaborating with a reputable local Produce distributor, need to gauge the interest, and work out the logistics. Let us know!
  • Hey, if you’re new to this Home-Delivery Issue of “Fish Tails”, (and there’s always a bunch of ya’ every week), this publication is meant to be exhilarating and memorable reading material about what’s up in the seafood world, with a bunch of buttons to click into Price-Lists, FAQs, etc. Some folks find the info to be very helpful, while others get good value by printing out a hard-copy, and using that to start their grill. Whatever floats yer boat. Also if you’re new (or not), we wanna express our gratitude & Mahalos!
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • PLEASE forward this or share about us with your social network. We can feed a lotta’ mouths.
  • 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 5/28/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • A memorable past few days —  If you didn’t already know what I look like (see video of our airborne anti-microbial system in the attachments), you prob’ly do now, along with a couple others of us. I did no less than 8 interviews, and had some air-time on several broadcasts, as we were here at work when the Pier 45 Fire started. With cel-phone videos of when it was the size of a campfire. We suffered NO injuries, and No damage to our facility, vehicles, and products. They’re now performing inspections and clean-ups to all of us seafood businesses that operate from the ‘unaffected’ sheds, but they still haven’t gotten to us. Demolition and clean-up of what was Shed C still needs to occur, and we don’t know if/how that’ll affect our day-to-day operations. And the darn thing is still smoking, the SFFD is still here, so there’s no time frame as to when clean-up can begin. Bottom line for us and you is that we lost one day of business (Saturday), and our apologies for messing up your Memorial Day menus, but we’ve been operating as usual since then, and will continue to do so, unless the Port Authority has other plans. So let us know what we can do for your seafood needs!
  • Like I mentioned, our products weren’t affected, so we’re not offering a “fire sale” on “Blackened” C-Bass, or “Char”, or “Black” Cod, or “Smoked” Salmon. But thanks for inquiring.
  • Hey, if you’re new to this ‘Fish Tails’ thing, or if not, there’s a lotta’ good info in the attachments to check out. And please always use orders@alohaseafood.net when corresponding with us.
  • We expect to have WILD LOCAL KING SALMON for tomorrow, Sat, Mon, … Price remains crazy high.
  • Lookin’ good with AK HALIBUT and SoCAL HAL, YELLOWTAIL JACK, Frm’d STRIPED BASS, LING COD, and lots More!  Better OYSTER selection recently, but NO East Coast varieties avail this weekend. Also, NO Fresh ShrimpmeatNO Fresh Smelt, and NO Swordfish for this weekend.
  • We do have a couple more ‘Hot Specials’ — “Ocean Garden” Prawns (OG) — see da’ Price-List.
  • That’s it — some re-‘Tail’ below … Have a great weekend!
  • If you haven’t already responded to our survey, we’d like to encourage you to do so — This new process of Home Delivery Service has kept us so busy (lotsa’ Gratitude and Big Mahalos to You!), that we haven’t really taken the time for evaluation — that’s why We Need You. One of the click-buttons below is a questionnaire, where we’re asking you to Please Participate with your feedback, evaluations, and comments. And for you, a chance to win some swag.
  • More Fresh Fishies: COD x 3 = ROCK & LING & BLACK COD  /  WHITE C-BASS  /  MEX’N GROUPER  /  AHI 2+  /  CATFISH FIL  /  PETRALE SOLE  /  DRY-PACK SCALLOPS  /  BONED TROUT (5-lb pkg)  /  BRONZINI  / SALMON & STEELHEAD  /  CLAMS, MUSSELS, OYSTERS  /  Lots More …
  • Our website is finally functional enough for us to direct you to check it out. Still updating and working on it, but it’s a real useful source — www.alohaseafood.net !!
  • An FAQ lately, and it’s related to King Salmon, and we’ll get it added to our other FAQs — When removing the Pin-bones (PBO) from Farmed ATLANTIC SALMON, it’s done with a needle-nose pliers, and the bones are ‘flexible’ and pull out with very little effort. On the other hand, the Pin-bones in King Salmon require more tugging and maneuvering and they’re more ‘brittle’, so they tend to break, leaving pieces of bone still in the flesh, and you get something that looks like it went through a meat grinder. Definitely Not what we want to present to you, so we prefer to NOT PBO King Salmon. Once the fish is cooked, the bones just slide out very easily, and if you do miss one, they’re really too long and big to be much of a choking hazard.
  • Tip for the home chef: Wild King Salmon are much less ‘fatty’, much more ‘lean’ than are Farm’d Sal, so your cooking time will be less, with a much shorter window between done and over-done. Unlike Farm’d Salmon, it’s very easy to overcook Wild Sal. Hot & fast, maybe a bit ‘rare’ in the middle is ideal!
  • PLEASE ALWAYS INCLUDE orders@alohaseafood.net in your correspondence with us — there are a few different eMail addresses that are responding to your inquiries, and when you just hit ‘reply’ (to Lloyd or Kaiser or whoever), then there’s too much potential that it’ll miss our order desk. Again, please include orders@alohaseafood.net. Mahalo!
  • PLEASE forward this or share about us with your social network. We can feed a lotta’ mouths.
  • 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 – 4/30/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • OK, second “Fish Tails” in a week because there’s so many new folks on this list that didn’t get a chance to read the first coupla’ exhilarating issues of da’ “Tail”. And Mother’s Day coming up next weekend, which has historically been one of the top three restaurant days of the year, and since you’ll be making brunch or dinner instead of making reservations, you’ve come to the right place! Trivia Question: What are the other two busiest days for restaurants during the course of a year?  Just two new paragraphs in this issue, and the rest is re-‘Tail’…
  • NEW ITEM — CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS: This is a chunk of the fish from right behind the head, which includes a hefty portion of “shoulder” and belly meat. It’s butterflied open, so no spine/backbone, but it’s not considered bone-LESS. A chunk is about 4# up to 10 or 12#.  A little Chile C-Bass history: First of all, it’s actually Patagonian Toothfish, but apparently that’s not a good name for marketing purposes. And at least one company has tried to market it as “Mero”, which was simply a brand name of a large seafood company. Anyway, the numbers here aren’t accurate, but just to give you an idea — Once upon a time there was about 1,000 pounds of Chilean C-Bass imported into the USA, but consumers in the US ate about 1,000 TONs of it! So, the assumption was that there was a lot of pirating happening (undocumented and illegal fishing and sales), so there really must be no fish left out there to sustain a fishery, so influential organizations such as Monterey Bay Aquarium SeaWatch program put Chile Bass on their red-list (which means avoid consuming this item). Since then, science determined that there was (and still is) in fact a huge & sustainable biomass of Chile Bass and much stricter regulations were installed and enforced, but the damage had been done — importers weren’t bringing much at all into the US because the demand had dried up, and pricing soared. Finally, just a few years ago, (with probably what was a lotta’ bribe money from the Chilean and/or Argentine and/or Peruvian governments), MBAq SeaWatch upgraded Chilean Bass to “yellow”, meaning it’s a good alternative. But we all know that bad word-of-mouth travels better than positive messages do, so it’s still taking quite a while for Chilean C-Bass to catch on again. Give this stuff a try — we think you’ll be pleased.
  • Paragraph 2 will be shorter: This would be very helpful to us — when we reply to you from one of our personal email accounts, which would usually look like Lloyd or Kaiser or Travis or Mitch, PLEASE reply back to, or include our general eMail address, which is orders@alohaseafood.net.  Mahalo, and here’s the previous “Tails”, re-‘Tail’…
  • Aloha Seafood began 12 years ago as a seafood distribution company, delivering primarily to restaurants, hotels, markets, and caterers. Our personnel had many combined years of previous experience in the industry, and professional chefs, butchers, and purchasers were our customers, and still are. We coined the acronym “ESSSP”, standing for environmentally safe & sustainable seafood products, with the thought in mind that the consumer’s thirst for knowledge and a story behind what they were eating was not jut a passing fad, but rather a new and growing trend. We were right.  Fast forward to now, we’re adjusting our business model to include deliveries to you, the home chef. And we have a feeling that proteins (such as seafood) on a home-delivery model will continue to trend more popular, and not just fade away when this thing is in our rear-view mirror.
  • As this HDS (home delivery service) is a whole new process for us, we’ll run into some bumps along the way, but we’ve got the connections, the inventory, the experience, and the infrastructure to make this work. We are a HACCP Certified facility, we are subject to regular inspections by both State and Federal agencies, all of our supply-lines are similarly regulated, we’re under strict GMP & SSOP Standards for Food Safety, and we’re currently (above-and-beyond) adhering to suggested guidelines for distancing, covering, sanitation, and sensory testing before we enter our own facility.
  • Here’s what we do, and how you can get involved …
  • Place your orders at orders@alohaseafood.net  (be careful, that’s a dot net, NOT a dot com). Include your Name, your Address, and your Phone Number. We’re asking for $100.00 minimum orders, and we’re tacking on a $10 service fee. Cash or Credit Card (Square app) are the preferred payment methods.
  • We carry a full line of seafood, so $100 is easy to attain. If not, please keep in mind that you can take a 3 or 4-lb fillet of Salmon (and many other fish), and cut it up into portions, (we may get into portioning at a later time, but not yet — stay tuned), and freeze it for later use. You can also combine your order with your neighbors, your families, your pets, your friends & your enemies — they all gotta’ eat too.
  • Our hours are like garbage men & stockbrokers & wholesale florists — we start at dark-o:thirty a.m, and we’re typically done by noon — so if you want to talk with somebody, or get a reply to your eMail, or we wanna talk to you, now you know.
  • Some “hot specials” right now are 1-lb units of Ground/Minced Ahi — use it for Burgers or Burritos, Great for Tuna Salad, even works for Poke, I’m told.  Also, Philippine Octopus, about 2.5 to 8#ea. Prices are in the attached Price-List, which is a pretty complete list of what we have to offer. Click below.
  • We’re gonna use this platform (“Fish Tails — HDS”) to educate you on a gazillion “basic” things that we in the industry take for granted, but that you may not know about — such as Common/Standard Nomenclature, Local and Exotic, Farmed and Wild, Fresh and Frozen, etc. … please tell us what you wanna know more about. Here’s Lesson #1: Don’t be afraid of the word “Frozen” — any time something is frozen, its shelf-life is greatly extended because bacteria growth is slowed or halted. Great example is a so-called “fresh” Shrimp/Prawn that still looks nice with no detectable bad odor and no dark streaks after 2 or 3 days — THAT SHRIMP WAS FROZEN at some point. The problem with freezing is usually a problem in the thawing process that results in a spongier (more spongy?) or softer flesh than one would expect. Some large fish with a high fat/oil content (Farmed Salmon, Chilean C-Bass, Black Cod, Hamachi) freeze and thaw very well. Other more lean fish (AK Halibut & Wild Salmon for instance) not quite as well. Best thaw method is slow thaw — put it in your refrigerator for a few days. Second best is to leave it out on your counter overnight, or while you’re at work during the day. Not in the sun, OK? Another tip for slow-thaw is to have it wrapped in newspaper while it’s frozen and during thawing. Newspaper is a great insulator. Another way is to run COLD water over the product or plastic packaging. If your Shrimp are in a 5-lb Frozen Block, put ’em in a colander, direct the cold water over a corner of the block, wait about 10 minutes until some break away, and put the remainder of the block back in da’ freezer. Please DO NOT thaw with warm water, and DO NOT thaw in standing water. You may ask, “Does it need to be Frozen if I’m gonna eat it raw/sashimi?” According to an actual law that is never enforced, and according to a lotta’ old-school Japanese chefs, the answer is yes. The reasoning is that freezing kills any parasites. And for Japanese chefs, they know it’s easier to cut ultra-thin slices from partially frozen product. But things are different nowadays, and we say to go ahead with raw never-been-frozen consumption. Here’s what I do — if it’s gonna be eaten in a few days, then leave it fresh. For later in the week, put it in your freezer for a few hours, just enough to give it a “crust”, but not long enough to freeze it into a solid block. (Then thaw it in da’ reefer as discussed earlier). Anything longer than about a week, go ahead and freeze it. Why do I feel like I lost a bunch of y’all when I said “parasites”? — Maybe that’ll be a good one for Lesson #2, huh?
  • OK, here we go about Shrimp, and there’s still more re-‘Tail’ following this … Without getting into the Latin names for different species, we carry mostly Wild Gulf Whites from Mexico and the US, some high-end Mex’n Pacific Blues, and Farmed Gulf White P&Ds from Asian countries. (P&D stands for Peeled and Deveined, which is a “value-added” component, the value being that you can pay the same price or even less for a P&D as for a Shell-On tail). Almost all are raw, maybe one or two sizes of CP&D (Cooked P&Ds). (Note that the Asian product that we carry are the Gulf of Mexico species because they do very well over there, with much less problems with pollution, diseases, social issues, environmental issues, mortality, etc., as well as a better processing yield from Whole Live Prawn to final use than Black Tiger Prawns. We do Not carry Black Tigers. Almost all of our Shrimp/Prawns are previously frozen, and that’s how it is everywhere, because these critters have a very short shelf life if they haven’t been frozen right away. So when you order, we need to know the form and the size. Form: If you just say “Shrimp”, you’ll get a Shell-On Tail, (‘HLSO’ in our industry, but that might be TMI for y’all). For a Whole Shrimp, you’d say “Head-On”, and for Shell-OFF and No vein, you’d state “P&D”. A bit off on a tangent here, but the vein in a Shrimp is its digestive tract, and most shrimp, especially farmed ones, have been purged/starved for a few days ahead of harvesting, so there’s nothing in their digestive tract, hence no need for concern if the vein isn’t completely removed. And it’s all organic stuff anyway, adds to the flavor profile, huh? Where was I? Oh, Sizing: When you see numbers associated with Shrimp such as 16/20 or 71/90, that refers to how many shrimp there are in a pound. So a smaller number equates to a larger Shrimp. Our largest Shrimp are U/12s (under 12 pcs per lb), and our smallest raw Shrimp are 71/90 P&Ds, about the size of the last segment of your pinkie finger. Generally, the larger the Shrimp, the higher the cost. The most popular sizes are 16/20s and 21/25s. We try not to get involved with terms such as ‘Jumbo’ or ‘Colossal’, because those are grocery store marketing terms that often don’t reflect one’s concept of ‘jumbo’ or ‘colossal’. And for another story at a later date, we’ll talk about the little (300/500) Cooked ShrimpMeat from Oregon that are highly regarded on Monterey Bay Aquarium’s SeaWatch list, and what you’re eating when you order a Shrimp cocktail here at Fisherman’s Wharf or at any other little seaside fish shack.
  • PLEASE forward this or share about us with your social network. We can feed a lotta’ mouths.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful. We’re wobbling on our training wheels, but we’ll hold your hand through this, and we’ll all move forward together.

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 – 4/28/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Aloha to da’ “Tail” once again — We’re gonna talk about Shrimp in this issue, but you’ll need to scroll through some previous script (of still pertinent info), and which is referred to as “re-‘Tail'”, because it’s a retelling of the previous issue(s) of ‘Fish Tails’. And if this is your first time getting an issue of ‘Fish Tails’, (a lotta’ y’all) then it’s all completely new script to you anyway.
  • Here’s what we do, and how you can get involved …
  • Place your orders at orders@alohaseafood.net  (be careful, that’s a dot net, NOT a dot com). Include your Name, your Address, and your Phone Number. We’re asking for $100.00 minimum orders, and we’re tacking on a $10 service fee. Cash or Credit Card (Square app) are the preferred payment methods.
  • We carry a full line of seafood, so $100 is easy to attain. If not, please keep in mind that you can take a 3 or 4-lb fillet of Salmon (and many other fish), and cut it up into portions, (we may get into portioning at a later time, but not yet — stay tuned), and freeze it for later use. You can also combine your order with your neighbors, your families, your pets, your friends & your enemies — they all gotta’ eat too.
  • Our hours are like garbage men & stockbrokers & wholesale florists — we start at dark-o:thirty a.m, and we’re typically done by noon — so if you want to talk with somebody, or get a reply to your eMail, or we wanna talk to you, now you know.
  • Some “hot specials” right now are 1-lb units of Ground/Minced Ahi — use it for Burgers or Burritos, Great for Tuna Salad, even works for Poke, I’m told.  Also, Philippine Octopus, about 2.5 to 8#ea. Prices are in the attached Price-List, which is a pretty complete list of what we have to offer. Click below.
  • OK, here we go about Shrimp, and there’s still more re-‘Tail’ following this … Without getting into the Latin names for different species, we carry mostly Wild Gulf Whites from Mexico and the US, some high-end Mex’n Pacific Blues, and Farmed Gulf White P&Ds from Asian countries. (P&D stands for Peeled and Deveined, which is a “value-added” component, the value being that you can pay the same price or even less for a P&D as for a Shell-On tail). Almost all are raw, maybe one or two sizes of CP&D (Cooked P&Ds). (Note that the Asian product that we carry are the Gulf of Mexico species because they do very well over there, with much less problems with pollution, diseases, social issues, environmental issues, mortality, etc., as well as a better processing yield from Whole Live Prawn to final use than Black Tiger Prawns. We do Not carry Black Tigers. Almost all of our Shrimp/Prawns are previously frozen, and that’s how it is everywhere, because these critters have a very short shelf life if they haven’t been frozen right away. So when you order, we need to know the form and the size. Form: If you just say “Shrimp”, you’ll get a Shell-On Tail, (‘HLSO’ in our industry, but that might be TMI for y’all). For a Whole Shrimp, you’d say “Head-On”, and for Shell-OFF and No vein, you’d state “P&D”. A bit off on a tangent here, but the vein in a Shrimp is its digestive tract, and most shrimp, especially farmed ones, have been purged/starved for a few days ahead of harvesting, so there’s nothing in their digestive tract, hence no need for concern if the vein isn’t completely removed. And it’s all organic stuff anyway, adds to the flavor profile, huh? Where was I? Oh, Sizing: When you see numbers associated with Shrimp such as 16/20 or 71/90, that refers to how many shrimp there are in a pound. So a smaller number equates to a larger Shrimp. Our largest Shrimp are U/12s (under 12 pcs per lb), and our smallest raw Shrimp are 71/90 P&Ds, about the size of the last segment of your pinkie finger. Generally, the larger the Shrimp, the higher the cost. The most popular sizes are 16/20s and 21/25s. We try not to get involved with terms such as ‘Jumbo’ or ‘Colossal’, because those are grocery store marketing terms that often don’t reflect one’s concept of ‘jumbo’ or ‘colossal’. And for another story at a later date, we’ll talk about the little (300/500) Cooked ShrimpMeat from Oregon that are highly regarded on Monterey Bay Aquarium’s SeaWatch list, and what you’re eating when you order a Shrimp cocktail here at Fisherman’s Wharf or at any other little seaside fish shack.
  • Here’s more …
  • Aloha Seafood began 12 years ago as a seafood distribution company, delivering primarily to restaurants, hotels, markets, and caterers. Our personnel had many combined years of previous experience in the industry, and professional chefs, butchers, and purchasers were our customers, and still are. We coined the acronym “ESSSP”, standing for environmentally safe & sustainable seafood products, with the thought in mind that the consumer’s thirst for knowledge and a story behind what they were eating was not jut a passing fad, but rather a new and growing trend. We were right.  Fast forward to now, we’re adjusting our business model to include deliveries to you, the home chef. And we have a feeling that proteins (such as seafood) on a home-delivery model will continue to trend more popular, and not just fade away when this thing is in our rear-view mirror.
  • As this HDS (home delivery service) is a whole new process for us, we’ll run into some bumps along the way, but we’ve got the connections, the inventory, the experience, and the infrastructure to make this work. We are a HACCP Certified facility, we are subject to regular inspections by both State and Federal agencies, all of our supply-lines are similarly regulated, we’re under strict GMP & SSOP Standards for Food Safety, and we’re currently (above-and-beyond) adhering to suggested guidelines for distancing, covering, sanitation, and sensory testing before we enter our own facility.
  • We’re gonna use this platform (“Fish Tails — HDS”) to educate you on a gazillion “basic” things that we in the industry take for granted, but that you may not know about — such as Common/Standard Nomenclature, Local and Exotic, Farmed and Wild, Fresh and Frozen, etc. … please tell us what you wanna know more about. Here’s Lesson #1: Don’t be afraid of the word “Frozen” — any time something is frozen, its shelf-life is greatly extended because bacteria growth is slowed or halted. Great example is a so-called “fresh” Shrimp/Prawn that still looks nice with no detectable bad odor and no dark streaks after 2 or 3 days — THAT SHRIMP WAS FROZEN at some point. The problem with freezing is usually a problem in the thawing process that results in a spongier (more spongy?) or softer flesh than one would expect. Some large fish with a high fat/oil content (Farmed Salmon, Chilean C-Bass, Black Cod, Hamachi) freeze and thaw very well. Other more lean fish (AK Halibut & Wild Salmon for instance) not quite as well. Best thaw method is slow thaw — put it in your refrigerator for a few days. Second best is to leave it out on your counter overnight, or while you’re at work during the day. Not in the sun, OK? Another tip for slow-thaw is to have it wrapped in newspaper while it’s frozen and during thawing. Newspaper is a great insulator. Another way is to run COLD water over the product or plastic packaging. If your Shrimp are in a 5-lb Frozen Block, put ’em in a colander, direct the cold water over a corner of the block, wait about 10 minutes until some break away, and put the remainder of the block back in da’ freezer. Please DO NOT thaw with warm water, and DO NOT thaw in standing water. You may ask, “Does it need to be Frozen if I’m gonna eat it raw/sashimi?” According to an actual law that is never enforced, and according to a lotta’ old-school Japanese chefs, the answer is yes. The reasoning is that freezing kills any parasites. And for Japanese chefs, they know it’s easier to cut ultra-thin slices from partially frozen product. But things are different nowadays, and we say to go ahead with raw never-been-frozen consumption. Here’s what I do — if it’s gonna be eaten in a few days, then leave it fresh. For later in the week, put it in your freezer for a few hours, just enough to give it a “crust”, but not long enough to freeze it into a solid block. (Then thaw it in da’ reefer as discussed earlier). Anything longer than about a week, go ahead and freeze it. Why do I feel like I lost a bunch of y’all when I said “parasites”? — Maybe that’ll be a good one for Lesson #2, huh?
  • PLEASE forward this or share about us with your social network. We can feed a lotta’ mouths.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful. We’re wobbling on our training wheels, but we’ll hold your hand through this, and we’ll all move forward together.

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 – 4/21/20

  • Aloha again chefs & purchasers … hope you’re all adjusting well, we’re here to help you however we can, so that we can keep the Aloha Seafood curve on an upwards trajectory.
  • Our Fresh inventory remains much the same as lately — Strong with 3 kinds of Halibut, AK, LOCAL, & SoCAL … Salmon = BC ATLANTICS and Premium ‘LOCH DUART’ Atl Sal, & ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ KING SAL from NZ, along with WA STEELHD & ‘LOCH ETIVE’ STEELHD … Cod: good on ROCK & LING & BLACK, with some TRUE COD in da’ mix … Yes on PETRALE, but it may get tight by later in da’ week … MEX’N PINK GROUPER & STRIPED BASS for da’ Basses … SWORDFISH & YELLOWTAIL JACK & AHI (possibly NO more Tombo this week) … SCALLOPS / SHELLFISH / CATFISH FIL / TROUT / a bunch more – you-know-da’-drill …
  • Freezer fulla’ stuff too — such as SPANISH OCTO;  and SQUID (Whole and T&T);  and AHI SAKU BLOCKS & LOINS & POKE CUBES & (Brand NEW): GROUND AHI (for burgers, makes a GREAT Tuna Salad, and even works for Poke I’ve heard); various sizes & specs of SHRIMP/PRAWNS;  and AK COD (same as True Cod).
  • Encouraging y’all to make sure that we’re not only covering the needs of your business, but also your family and your neighborhood. Take advantage of our Home Delivery Service, and spread da’ word! Remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.
  • Bear in mind that shipping & logistics continue to be uncertain, so everything is subject to ‘changes’.
  • Have a healthy week … Mahalo …

It’s very helpful to us if you use the methods listed below for ORDERING, rather than your rep’s personal cel-phone:
eMail: orders@alohaseafood.net
Text Line: 628-800-4324
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-4484
Online App: www.bluecart.com

Fish Tails – 4/14/20

  • Something different — We’ll have some FRESH SQUID coming in tomorrow!  And some TRUE COD Fil.
  • Hope everyone’s doin’ well — here’s what’s in da’ inventory:  COD x 4 = the aforementioned TRUE COD, plus ROCK & LING & BLACK COD … HAL x 3 = AK & SoCAL & LOCAL (H&L) … PETRALESWORD / AHI / TOMBO / YELLOWTAIL JACKST.BASS & MEX’N GROUPER … Lotta’ FARM’D ATL SAL & NZ KING SALMON & STEELHEADDRY-PACK SCALLOPS CATFISH & TROUT … OYSTERS / MUSSELS / CLAMS … More …
  • Encouraging y’all to make sure that we’re not only covering the needs of your business, but also your family and your neighborhood. With that in mind, (and because our website still being updated), the Price-List attached to this message is our “Home Delivery” Price List — so, for you food-service pros that are clients of Aloha Seafood, just look at it as a PRODUCT List, knowing that your pricing is less than those prices listed on the Home-Delivery Price List. You have our “OK”, please, to send it out to your social groups, or print out a few hundred and stuff ’em in some mailboxes in your area.
  • Freezer fulla’ stuff too — such as SPANISH OCTO, and SQUID (Whole and T&T), and AHI SAKU BLOCKS & LOINS & POKE CUBES, various sizes & specs of SHRIMP/PRAWNS, and AK COD (same as True Cod).
  • Bear in mind that shipping & logistics continue to be uncertain, so everything is subject to ‘changes’.
  • Stay well this week — remember, the Product/Price list is for your social network — it’s just a Product List for you …

Also, Full line of Seafood items available at wholesale pricing to you. $100.00 Minimum Order. Mix & Match what you want. Buy enough for a week or two – freeze now, thaw for later.  $10 service charge added per order. Cash is preferred, or Credit Card, please. We will deliver to your home. Aloha Seafood is a Wholesale Distribution Company to Fine Dining Restaurants & Hotels & Caterers & Markets in the Greater Bay Area. We operate under strict FDA HACCP, SSOP, and GMP for Food Safety Standards.
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

It’s very helpful to us if you use the methods listed below for ORDERING, rather than your rep’s personal cel-phone:
eMail: orders@alohaseafood.net
Text Line: 628-800-4324
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-4484
Online App: www.bluecart.com

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

Fish Tails – 4/8/20

FISHTAILS NEWSLETTER

  • G’morning everyone. Grateful for the uptick in biz from all of our grocers & fish markets. Grateful too for all of the restaurants & caterers who are keeping us in their loop during these times. And many mahalos for how our new Home Delivery Service is being received.
  • A notable absence in our inventory is Bronzini (will we be looking at 5#ers when this thing ends?!). Other than that, it’s pretty easy to list what we do have available … here goes:
  • Local groundfish: ROCK COD & TRUE COD & BLACK COD (more LING COD by Thursday) … PETRALE SOLE & AK HALIBUT (with SoCAL HAL expected in for Thurs). Salmon: Farm’d CANADIAN ATLANTIC & ‘LOCH DUARTs’ & WA STEELHEAD & ‘LOCH ETIVE’ OCEAN TROUT/STEELHD (sorry, out of NZ’s ‘Big Glory Bay’ and ‘OraKing’ until FRIDAY).  Others/Exotics: STRIPED BASS & MEX’N RED GROUPER, TOMBO & AHI (only 2+, NO 2+Small), with YELLOWTAIL JACK & SWORDFISH due in for Thurs, ‘Bristol’s’ DRY-PACK SCALLOPS.  Maybe: CATFISH & TROUT.  Shellfish: MANILA CLAMS & LITTLENEX CLAMS & PEI MUSSELS; Oysters = WA PICKERINGS & BC FANNY BAYS & Local MARIN MIYAGIS.
  • Bear in mind that shipping & logistics are still uncertain, so everything is subject to ‘changes’. (we “lost” two days of scallop sales because of a shipping snafu.)
  • Freezer fulla’ stuff too — such as SPANISH OCTO, and SQUID (Whole and T&T), and AHI SAKU BLOCKS & LOINS & POKE CUBES, various sizes & specs of SHRIMP/PRAWNS, and AK COD (same as True Cod). Speaking of Shrimp, stay tuned for news of a “Shrimp Special” that we’ll be developing soon.
  • Here’s a simplified view of this week’s HDS Flyer (home-delivery service) — Note: this is pricing for family & friends & neighbors — NOT for food-service establishments. For “regular price-list, click below.

Aloha Seafood Home Delivery Service

We are offering these Seafood Specials below:

Rock Cod Fillets, Skin-Off = $5.95/lb.

True Cod Fil, Skin-Off = $10.50

Salmon, Atlantic, Skin On = $8.95

Tombo/Albacore, Skin-Off = $7.95

Striped Bass, Skin On = $17.50

AK Halibut, Skin-Off = $20.25

Shrimp, 16/20 Peeled/Deveined Tail-On (2-lb bag, Frzn) = $8.95/lb.

Fzn Hamachi Sides, 4/5#ea = $13.95/lb

2-oz Jar Amer. Sturgeon Cav = $60.00/jar

Also, Full line of Seafood items available at wholesale pricing to you. $100.00 Minimum Order. Mix & Match what you want. Buy enough for a week or two – freeze now, thaw for later.  $10 service charge added per order. Cash is preferred, or Credit Card, please. We will deliver to your home. Aloha Seafood is a Wholesale Distribution Company to Fine Dining Restaurants & Hotels & Caterers & Markets in the Greater Bay Area. We operate under strict FDA HACCP, SSOP, and GMP for Food Safety Standards.

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

  • Stay well, stay in, stay healthy, stay safe, stay in touch.

It’s very helpful to us if you use the methods listed below for ORDERING, rather than your rep’s personal cel phone:

eMail: orders@alohaseafood.net

Text Line: 628-800-4324

Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-4484

Online App: www.bluecart.com

And for ACCOUNTING:

Dora: doras@alohaseafood.net

Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net

Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066