Suiton Soup

February 18th, Monday:

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  • Suiton Soup (Wheat Dumplings, Chicken, Bean Curd, Naruto Surimi, Carrot, Daikon Radish, Green Onion)
  • Five Ingredient Kinpira (Burdock, Carrot, Pork, Satsuma-age, Sliced Konnyaku, Green Bean)
  • Natural Teriyaki Amberjack
  • Rice
  • Milk
  • Kcal: 871

So, suiton (水団) are sort of hand formed soup dumplings made of wheat flour. As you know, I love dumplings, so I liked today’s soup. It was also full of other things I love like abura-age, naruto, and carrots. Also, the five ingredient kinpira seemed a little different than before.

I’m tired today… I was so busy last weekend.

Because who doesn't want to see a close up of this awesome suiton soup?!

Because who doesn’t want to see a close up of this awesome suiton soup?!

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Teriyaki Amberjack

October 22nd, Monday:

  • Miso Soup (Plum Gluten, Chinese Cabbage)
  • Aburaage and Sliced Konnyakyu Stirfry (Pork, Konnyaku, Aburaage, Shiitake Mushroom)
  • Teriyaki Amberjack
  • Wakame Rice
  • Milk
  • Kcal: 845

Shiitake is the most commonly used mushroom in Japan. It contains lots of vitamin D, which helps our body absorb calcium.

My favourite dish today was the aburaage stirfry. I like all three of its main ingredients, and it was dressed with sesame seeds, which I really like too. But the amberjack and soup were of course good too. I didn’t think to take a picture of the rice lid open, but it has wakame seaweed mixed in with it. Wakame rice quite popular amoung students, but to be honest, I don’t like it too much. I find it overly salty, and personally, you can’t improve of the sweet, divine, wonderfulness of plain white rice.

I talked to a student today, really one of the best in the school, who said he wanted to become a doctor or dentist. I asked him why, and of course money was one of the reasons, but also, he said, that he wanted to be able to know what was happening when he was sick. For example, if he had cancer he would be able to understand precisely what is wrong and what can be done to treat it. It was an interesting reason, and one I can understand. On the other hand, I talked to another student who wants to be nurse. Surprised he wanted to be a nurse over a doctor I asked him why as well. He felt that nurses could have a closer connection to their patients than doctors, and he wanted that personal relationship. While both students are smart, the difference is interesting. I personally wouldn’t want to be a nurse or even a doctor… dealing with sick people all day: bleh. Now becoming a psychiatrist,  plumbing the depths of insanity  that sounds a lot more fun.

So here is a trailer to a book of insanity and madness by H. P. Lovecraft, one of my favourite authors!

  • みそ汁
  • 油揚げとつきこんにゃくの炒り煮
  • ぶり照焼き
  • わかめごはん
  • 牛乳

Shore Simmered Soybeans

July 2nd, Monday:

  • Miso Soup (Tofu, Spinach, Shimeji Mushroom)
  • Shore Simmered Soybeans (Hijiki Seaweed, Satsuma-age, Carrot, Green Bean, Soybean, Sliced Konnyaku)
  • Teriyaki Amberjack
  • Rice
  • Milk

Hijiki, along with konbu and wakame, has been eaten in Japan since long ago. It is thought to have been eaten in the Jomon Period, about 16500 years ago.

Some people don’t like it, but hijiki is very delicious. It has such a wholesome rich taste, some what like eating bread with lots of whole grains. Mix that that soybeans, satsuma-age, and konnyaku, I really don’t see how you can wrong. It is such a nice meal for everyday. It went nicely with the amberjack too.

  • みそ汁
  • 大豆の磯煮
  • ぶり照り焼き
  • ごはん
  • 牛乳