November 2nd, Friday:
- Pork Kimchee Bowl (Pork, Egg, Chinese Cabbage, Carrot, Green Onion)
- Miso Soup (Bean Curd, Daikon Radish, Carrot)
- Teriyaki Trout
- Kcal: 853
Pork Kimchee and Bibimbap are in the upper ranks of popular rice bowl dishes. What do you like? It is good to pass the lunch chatting about this sort of thing.
Actually, talking about which food you like better is a very common kyuushoku topic. The most popular and safe question is “Which ramen do you like?” The choices are of course from shoyu, shio (salt), or miso. I like shoyu the best. By the way, I’m sick. Again. 😦
October 18th, Wednesday:
- Egg Drop Miso Soup (Egg, Green Onion, Wakame Seaweed)
- Dried Daikon Stir-fry (Dried Daikon, Satsumaage, Carrot, Hijiki, Green Bean, Konnyaku)
- Salt-Broiled Trout
- Kcal: 753
Kiriboshi (Dried) Daikon is daikon radish that has been cut into narrow strips and dried in the sun. Drying them in the sun gives their nutrition and sweetness a power-up.
I liked today’s lunch. I am a fan of hijiki. It has such a lovely wholesome taste that makes me feel energetic and healthy after eating it. Not to mention I also love konnyaku and satsuma-age, which were stirfried with it. Salt broiling is a nice way to cook fish as well, as it gives it a clean ungreasy taste. And you can’t really go wrong with egg drop soup. It was one of my favourite dishes to cook when I was a school child.
Two sweets I received at my desk. The red one is 亀田の柿の種 (Turtlefield’s Persimmon Seeds), a sort of rice cracker snack from Okinawa that goes well with beer. The other one is called 楡の街 (Elm Quarter), from a sweet shop in Wassamu, Hokkaido. It is a sort of biscuit made of crystallized sugar and egg, embedded with almond or pumpkin seeds.