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Elementary School Lunch: 11/19 - the natto returns

Food, JapanKristina PinoComment

Today's lunch was an interesting blend of flavors that didn't really go together, but wasn't altogether bad, either.

Our main dish was a Chinese-style chicken and sweet potato bowl, featuring other veggies like carrots, bamboo, and onions. I left it for last because I knew I'd love it for sure. It was accompanied by a plain green salad seasoned with bonito flakes (the same kind that serve as a topping for okonomiyaki or takoyaki), rice, and a serving of the dreaded natto. As with the last time, we got some soy sauce and mustard to mix into it. It wasn't as bad the second time, actually...

There were a lot of different flavors going on this time around, and I was cool with all the different elements of our lunch individually, but together they didn't really go well. It's no big deal, though. I basically went natto > salad > bowl this time around.

Also, yay for bonus picture of the sliminess of natto. 

Calorie count: 665