Japanese School Lunch: Cheese Chicken & Apple Salad

Today’s school lunch was grilled chicken thigh, topped with cheese and slices of green onion. They were served with curry spice spaghetti, a bowl of apple salad, and a bowl of rice. So good! I topped my rice with gyudon furikake. Gyudon is a rice bowl topped with thin slices of beef and onion cookedContinue reading “Japanese School Lunch: Cheese Chicken & Apple Salad”

Japanese School Lunch: Cream Stew

Today’s school lunch was a bit unusual. I think this was the very first time that I’ve seen bread served instead of rice! The menu today was sweet potato cream stew, green salad, white bread with strawberry jam, and milk pudding for dessert. The nice old lady who takes care of the kitchen gave meContinue reading “Japanese School Lunch: Cream Stew”

Today’s School Lunch in Tokyo

It’s influenza season here in Tokyo, which means there are a lot of students staying at home sick. This also means that a lot of school meals get left behind. Whenever there are leftovers, the teachers bring them on trays to the kitchen area of our office. Usually, there’s a couple of side salads, maybeContinue reading “Today’s School Lunch in Tokyo”

Bento Lunch for Test Day

Today, the student had exams, so there were no classes. This also means that the cafeteria was closed, and school meals were not prepared. So, all the teachers were delivered bento boxes in the office room. After lunch, you could hear teachers wandering through the office, remarking on what a “super high calorie bento” itContinue reading “Bento Lunch for Test Day”

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