Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on December 4, 1989 · Page 22
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 22

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Monday, December 4, 1989
Page 22
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— Indiana tytning GaitH*, Friday, M«»«mbtr 30, 1»79. Silken Flesh Of Raw Fish Sushi Latest Food Fad - ' LOS ANGELES (API There's a new breed of barhop- pers in this town, but they're riot searching for the perfect martini.>Their prey is the silken flesh of fresh raw fish, served in thinly sliced slivers placed lovingly atop little mounds of i-iriegared rice. It's a traditional Japanese delicacy called sushi, dispensed by highly trained chefs to clients across shiny pine counters. To the uninitiated, the very thought of raw fish can be distressing, but these days, savvy Southern Californians — and others elsewhere across the country — just can't seem to got, enough of it. They come out in droves to savor the delights of tuna, yel- IcAyuiil. shrimp, abalone, mackerel — right on down the line to ihe more exotic sea urchin and herring roe. In between morsels, they i-hat with their neighbors — a sushi bar is a great place to make new friends — and compare notes about favorite sushi spots and chefs. T-hose who go in for celebri- tywatching and know where to e.o can catch glimpses of such prominent sushi devotees as James Coburn. Richard Drey- t'uss (when he's in town). Cheryl Latld and Henry Winkler. Seicho Fujikawa, sales manager for Mutual Trading Co., the major supplier of equipment and imported foods for .Japanese restaurants in the area, says the number of sushi counters in Los Angeles and Orange counties has skyrocketed from 25 five years ago to 1)5 today. ('aucasian customers account for most of the increase, says Sadao Kubo. whose 0-Sho- Sushi in West Los Angeles has been in business for about 10 years and was one of the first Japanese restaurants outside of the Little Tokyo area downtown. It used to be that 5 percent of our sushi customers were Caucasian." Kubo says. "Now it's 90 percent." "Sushi is booming right now in . Los Angeles." says Fuji Wade, manager of Kin Jo, one of the more recent — and most elegant — arrivals on the sushi scene. A self-described Japanese gourmet restaurant located at the lop of the chic restaurant row area on La Cienega Boule- vard, Kin Jo features a tempura bar and a traditional Japanese menu. But its centerpiece is a top-of-the-line sushi counter presided over by veteran chef Ken Seusa. Mrs Wade says Seusa invented the California roll, a crab, avocado and cucumber medley wrapped in rice and seaweed and one of the most popular items at any sushi bar. Mrs. Wade has several theories as to why sushi — and its riceless. straight-raw-fish companion, sashimi — have become so popular. "No. l, somehow or other Americans think Japanese cuisine is much more natural and dietetic than French, Italian or American cooking. George Millman, part-owner of another new and extremely popular Studio City restaurant, Teru Sushi, agrees. "Californians like clean and light food, which sushi is," he says. He notes that sushi has gotten popular strictly through word of mouth. "We never advertised, the way Benihana of Tokyo did." Millman says a new breed of outgoing and helpful sushi chefs helped initiate Caucasians to the delights of raw fish. "It used to be that if you went in a sushi bar and there were Japanese clients, they would get all the attention and service and the chefs would help you if they had time." he sax's. Chefs usually spend at least six or eight years in training. They do everything from buying 'the fish to fileting it and making up the neat little sushi packages right before the customer's eyes. A sushi meal isn't a super- cheap affair: orders of two pieces cost anywhere upwards of ?L60. depending on the fish, and a whole meal generally runs at least $10. excluding drinks. But those who get into sushi find it addictive. Department Store ?fi Santa Uses Hands " To Talk To Deaf Children YOU'** LAST RUNNING ISN'T ALL blood, toil, tears and sweat, as this New York City marathoner proves with her "Now You're Last" T-shirt. Set Special HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Janet Margolin, Bo Hopkins and Kathryn Walker star in a dramatic special about a potential nuclear disaster in "Element of Risk." SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) He's rotund, white-bearded and jolly, this department store Santa, and he often lets loose with a boisterous "Ho, Ho, Ho!" — with his hands. Brad Hatton, 20, part-time Santa at a shopping mall here, uses his fluttering, gloved fingers to "speak" to deaf children, who are arriving by the busload to pour out their Christmas desires. "First I ask them if they want to sit on Santa's lap — and 100 percent of them say yes," Hatton said Wednesday, "it's almost automatic. "With the hearing children, it's different, a certain percentage of them are afraid...," he added. Hatton, a psychology student at Ohlone College who wants to become a counselor to the deaf, said he has been given time off from his clerking job at a San Leandro department store and from his studies to use his sign language skills as Santa. "My boss told me, 'Don't worry about it, you just go out there and do it, 1 " said Hatton, whose hearing is normal. "This gives deaf children the feeling that it's OK to be deaf and that there's a Santa Claus who cares," he said. "How many people care? Not too many." Duvall Set For Casting HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Robert Duvall will star in "True Confessions," adapted from the book by John Gregory Dunne. Uia Grosbard will direct from the screenplay by Dunne and Joan Didion. Casting is now under way for additional roles in the Chartoff-Winkler production for United Artists. In 1947. the Greek shop Himera hit a mine off Athens and 392 died. Hatton donned his Santa suit at the Oakridge Mall last week at the suggestion of Helen Mendel, owner of an antique phbtos shop and a member of the mall's board of directors! "Children who are deaf have never really had a chance to talk to Santa before," she'&id. In Hatton's first stint on the floor, a fe-.v astonished deaf children discovered they could tell the jolly, red-suited Hatton what they wanted for Christmas. "The deaf kids have a r^ard time describing what they want, they only go by sight. Hearing children will hear a toy described and they can' talk about it," said Hatton. '"' Now busloads of deaf children are arriving from throughout the San Francisco Bay area to meet the silent Santa. "They're coming from 'Oakland. Berkeley and San Francisco down to San Jose," Hatton said. "People are just'real- ly curious to see this." LATEST FOOD FAD — Veteran chef Ken Seusa displays a tray of fresh raw fish served at Sushi bars that are fast becoming popular in the Los Angeles area. 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