I found this video via an Inside Scoop SF post titled “Eye-Openers: A local Chinese-born chef says shark fin soup shouldn’t be part of culture.”
I am not familiar Chef Lui’s restaurant, Tataki, and have never been there. However, the website describes the restaurant as a sustainable sushi bar, so it is a place that makes a point in being environmentally friendly when it comes to fish. I’m glad there’s a chef that is willing to look at the greater good of the planet and be smart about ingredients. Chef Lui is right, the practice of eating shark fin soup is a modern phenomenon and solely based on showing wealth. There are plenty of other dishes that hold a greater meaning at weddings and important gatherings.