September 4th, Tuesday:
- Potato Soup (Potato, Onion, Parsley)
- Rice Vermicelli Stirfry (Rice Vermicelli, Pork, Onion, Shijime Mushroom, Carrot, Bamboo Shoot, Bell Pepper)
- Salmon Scraps and Vegetable Breaded Patty
- Kabocha Bread
- Kcal: 978
“Nakaochi (scraps)” of today’s Salmon Scraps and Vegetable Breaded Patty means the meat left nearby and on the bone when filleting the fish. So its patty made of a blend of that meat.
Kabocha bread and potato soup are a delightful combination. As I’ve mentioned before, I eat mine by dipping the bread into the soup. One of the girls in my class today ate it by tearing the bread into small chunks and put them all into the soup. She then fished them out with her chopsticks and ate them somewhat like dumplings. It doesn’t seem like a bad method. The salmon scraps patty had that unidentifiable fish taste that I much favoured in fish-sticks as a child, so I liked it. Of course, it was pretty oily, like most katsu.
During lunch time, music chosen by the students is played over the broadcast system. The first song today was “Bakchi Dancer” by a Japanese band called “Does”. I know nothing of and care not to most music popular among the middle school aged population. Really, listening to most pop music makes me wish I had never been born. But Does is the sort of band that only awesome kids (ie: geeks) listen to, so I was pretty happy to hear it during lunch today. Here is a poor quality clip of the song, taken from the most awesome animation ever. (That would be Gintama.)
By the way, this anime is about Japanese patriots fighting against the moral corruption that the evil foreign aliens have brought to Japan along with modernization. Can you see the parallels to history?