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New to Sushi – Pot Stickers!

posted on December 21st, 2013 by Craig Tsuchiyama

If you are looking for a healthy and delicious appetizer to serve at holiday gatherings this year, consider serving Pot Stickers made fresh by Bristol Farms!  We are very excited to offer three new varieties of pot stickers in flavors such as Spicy Thai Salmon, Peppered Ahi Tuna, and Shrimp and Pork.  As with all Bristol Farms' quality products, these pot stickers are made by the same rules: using only the best quality ingredients, period.  You’ll also get added health benefits with the wild caught Sockeye Salmon and wild caught Yellowfin Tuna from their Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin D, Calcium, and Iron.   These new pot stickers are available already cooked in our Sushi department, just heat and eat.  Need a whole bunch of them for a party?  Just contact your nearest Bristol Farms sushi department and order a fresh cooked, customized pot sticker platter and while you’re at it, ask about our fresh made sushi platters for the New Year's Eve holiday. It's… Read More

The” Real” Incredible, Edible Egg

posted on June 7th, 2013 by Craig Tsuchiyama

The original “The Incredible, Edible Egg” marketing slogan was created back in 1977 for the American Egg Board in hopes to halt declining egg sales.  The American Egg Board used this catchy tune to keep the consumer’s attention and inform them of the health benefits of chicken eggs.   It worked and the slogan is still going strong.  That was then… this is now; get ready for the “real” incredible egg, the quail egg.  A quail egg is about ¼ the size of a chicken egg with much more health benefits and a nutritional value that is three to four times greater than chicken eggs. Quail eggs contain 13 percent proteins, compared to 11 percent in chicken eggs. Quail Eggs contain 140 percent of vitamin B1 compared to only 50 percent in chicken eggs. Quail eggs provide five times as much iron and potassium. Another important quail egg fact is that quail eggs have not been shown to cause allergies or diathesis. They can actually help to fight allergy symptoms due to the… Read More

Hijiki Ginger Salads

posted on January 14th, 2013 by Craig Tsuchiyama

Hijiki, or Hiziki, is a seaweed black or brown in color that grows wild along the rocky coastlines around Japan, Korea, and China. Hijiki has been used in traditional foods and part of a balanced diet in Japan for centuries. Hijiki is known to be rich in dietary fiber and essential minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium. According to Japanese folklore, Hijiki aids health and beauty, and thick, black, lustrous hair is connected to regular consumption of Hijiki. Consuming Hijiki provides many other benefits, such as: • Great source of minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Magnesium. • Various members of the Vitamin E family such as alpha-, beta-, gamma-tocophenol and Antioxidants. • Great Monounsaturated Fat; Oleic acid, Omega-3 fatty acid and alpha-linolenic acid. • No Saturated Fat and High in Fiber. Bristol Farms is proud to introduce two new Hijiki Salads to our Sushi departments: HIJIKI SALAD with QUINOA Hijiki Salad with Quinoa is rich in nutrients and is… Read More

Meet Yoshi Kubo, Director of Sushi

posted on June 5th, 2012 by Craig Tsuchiyama

Have you ever wondered where Bristol Farms' unique sushi originated?  Let’s take a look back to 1969 when Yoshi Kubo, at that time residing in Kagoshima, Japan, received a call from his uncle requesting help with his new sushi restaurant in Westwood, CA.  Yoshi quickly went to help and learn his trade.  During the next 15 years, Yoshi became a top chef in Los Angeles and later in the San Gabriel Valley area. In 1984, Yoshi developed a friendship with one of his sushi customers, Irving Gronsky, founder of Bristol Farms market in Rolling Hills Estates.  At the time, “Irv” was working on opening a second Bristol Farms in South Pasadena.  Irv continued to frequent the sushi restaurant for two years until 1986 when Yoshi agreed to take over the sushi operations for Irv’s new South Pasadena store.  Using his “sushi bar” experience along with his understanding of what flavors Southern Californians desired, Yoshi quickly developed a profitable system for in-house, grocery… Read More

Bristol's Own Hawaiian Style Poke

posted on October 14th, 2011 by Craig Tsuchiyama

Pokē-a Hawaiian is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine and a verb for “section” or “to slice or cut”. Bristol Farms Seafood Bar offers a variety of different flavors.  There’s Aloha Poke, made with Ahi Tuna chunks and a blend of Hawaiian seasonings and Ogo seaweed. Our best selling Spicy Poke, where we add a couple of extra spices, and our new “Albacore Poke”, fashioned after recipes found in Hawaii’s finest restaurants using freshly sliced white & green onions. Poke is best served chilled with a bed of steamed rice, on a fresh salad, or as an appetizer served on crackers at your next get together. Also found at the Bristol Farms' Seafood Bar is a variety of marinated shrimp, octopus, calamari, mussels, and  sundried tomatoes that are imported from Europe plus Bristol’s own homemade Ceviché.  Stop by our seafood department for a sample Read More

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