January 25th, Friday:
- Miso Soup (Potato, Wakame Seaweed)
- Sweet Salt Broiled Salmon
- Takuan Pickle
- Ponkan Orange
School lunch began about 120 years ago. The menu in that time was “Riceball, Broiled Fish, and Pickles”. Today, we’ve tried to recreate that old style school lunch.
I really liked today’s lunch. It was filling without being oppressive, like most modern meals. In fact, if you cut the amount of rice and soup in half, today’s lunch would have been perfect more me. (Oh, and minus the milk, of course. Tea or soymilk instead could be nice though.) Yummy! Yummy!
That said, I think some of teachers who I ate lunch with today felt it was a little lackluster. One of them commented that it was like “hospital food”, which I take was not really a compliment…? But even if most people felt that way, I still think its very important to experience and try to understand our past and where we came from.