- renowned /ri-NOUND/
- dwindling /DWIN-dling/
- nourish /NUR-ish/
- juvenile /JOO-vuh-nl/
- diversify /dih-VUR-suh-fahy/
[adjective] famous for something
A renowned American restaurant will release a new set of their menu next month.
[adjective] gradually becoming smaller in size or amount, or fewer in number
The dwindling number of customers caused the company’s bankruptcy.
[verb] to provide living things with food in order to make them grow
A famous restaurant in town has been nourishing oysters and mussels for years.
It is rare to find a restaurant that serves juvenile salmon.
[verb] to start to include more different types or things
The restaurant started to diversify their menus to attract more customers.
According to Kura Sushi, an approximate 10 tons of young amberjack and 1 ton of young red sea bream are caught in a year. Tons of immature fish that are not apt for sushi is used to create cutlets and other cuisines. Based on the annual report of the Fisheries Agency, the local production reached the highest point at 12.8 million tons in 1984 and 4.3 million tons in 2017. Moreover, the global demand for fishery products and prices for famous fish used for sushi have increased. Hiroyuki Hisamune, Kura Sushi’s executive director, said, “I want to provide those grown fish along with products customers have already eaten up till now. I also hope to maintain the current price range.” He also wished to raise the quantity of fish in Kura Sushi farms and diversify the kinds of fish it farms depending on the project’s advancement.
True or False:
- Sushi restaurant chain Kura Sushi Inc. was the first to start farming immature fish.
- The sushi restaurant intends to grow immature fish that weigh less than 30 grams.
- The demand for fishery products and the prices of popular fish used for sushi have decreased in Japan.
- According to the annual report of the Farm Agency, local manufacturing peaked at 12.8 million kilos in 1984 and 4.3 million kilos in 2017.
- Hiroyuki Hisamune, the supervisor of Kura Sushi, wished to keep the current price of their products in the future.
- Do you think it is a good idea to farm fish in tanks? Why or why not?
- Do you think sushi restaurants that grow their own fish will become more popular? Why or why not?
- In your own opinion, what are the possibilities that the global demand for fishery products will decrease in the future?
- What is the most famous fish recipe in Japan and why?
- In your opinion, do you think eating sushi is good for health? Tell me more about it.
Express Your Opinion:
- “I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky.” ― Mark Nepo
- “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
- “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” ― M.F.K. Fisher