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Food in Japan 4

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It’s that time again. Various things to discover and try here in the land of the rising sun. It was nabe (鍋, clay pot) week at the school cafeteria awhile back and a different nabe dish was featured everyday. Here’s my sukiyaki set.

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Udon, sliced beef, cabbage, tofu and an egg in a sweet soy sauce broth.

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Shio nabe. Ramen, tofu, chicken, cabbage, and mushroom in a salty broth.

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As the weather gets colder, nabe dishes become more and more popular. And that’s exactly what I have been eating with the host folks.

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I love hot pot dishes. They are perfect in the winter, easy to make and warms your body right up. As long as you have the ingredients, you can just add more and voila! another dish.

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Miso nabe!

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Baked salmon, oden, miso soup, and kabocha. A simple and healthy meal.

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I don’t know what this was called but it’s something along the lines of stir-fried shaghetti with an egg but not yakisoba.

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Onigiri set for when I don’t feel like eating anything else.

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Mister Donuts for when I really want to eat junk food.

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Pokemon themed McNugget box and Mickey D’s latest winter burger: Chicken Tatsuta. This is probably the most non-burger and Japanese thing I have tasted out of Japan’s Mickey D so far; instead of lettuce, they use cabbage (the lettuce of Japan), and the “sauce” is grated daikon with yuzu ponzu. This was Japanese food in a bun.

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Kalbi donburi from the school cafeteria.

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Karaage don and ebimayo don. The former is fried chicken and the latter is fried shrimp in spicy mayo sauce. School food.

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First time having Indian food. This place is across from campus.

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As it was my first time, I have no idea what any of the dishes were. This is the appetizer soup.

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Mango lassi, a mild yogurt-based mango drink. Very yummy!

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My meal: Indian curry with fresh nan (the giant bread), and other meat bits and bobs. Pretty amazing but I need to come back a few more times to get the names down ^^;. Until next time!

ごちそうさまでした

5 thoughts on “Food in Japan 4

  1. Hello! I was wondering if I can ask you some questions about Kansai Gaidai as a scholar (since I myself can’t decide if this is the university for me)? If I can, could you please send me a email so I can ask some questions?

    With best regards,
    Fei

  2. ZOMG (\♥Q♥/) 食べたいいいい。。。

  3. And now I’m craving for a doughnut as well. Haven’t tried one with full chocolate cream before.
    Nabe is best for warming your body, so most of the time if I eat those, I didn’t care much for the taste.

    Indian dishes… the 2 dishes after the mango lassi looks more Japanese than Indian. ^^;
    The last 2 is definitely Indian though.

    Pokemon themed McNugget box…. I don’t see anything Pokemon related on the food, so the theme is only for the box?

    • Yea. It’s only for the box. It would’ve been cool if the nuggets were Pokemon shaped as well.

      I know what you mean about the first two Indian dish: one looks like your generic yakitori pieces while the other looks like a chikuwa XD. They tasted quite “Indian” though.

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