Elementary School Lunch Catchup: Week of July 14th

Food, JapanKristina PinoComment

After a week(ish) of silence, I've returned! My adapter broke so I had to hit the pause button on blogging for a bit there. But I'm back, and thankfully my catching-up won't be too bad: last week marked the end of the Spring term, and the students are now out on summer break. Regular lunch posts will resume in September after this one.

Since I'm posting five lunches today, I've put them under a page break so it doesn't take up so much space for those just browsing. <3


Wonton soup, brown sugar age-pan, green salad, and frozen yogurt. And they weren't kidding about the frozen part - I had to wait ages before I was able to have it. Anyway, it pretty much goes without saying at this point that lunch was awesome. The salad had asparagus, lettuce, and cucumber with some Italian basil dressing. The soup had wonton, spinach, carrot, bits of pork, tofu, onion, and bamboo. Oh yeah.

Calorie count: 635


Sanma, or Pacific saury smothered in miso, green bean salad, soup, and rice. The salad plate had konjac, mushrooms, and sesame seeds apart from the green beans, while the soup had naruto, mushrooms, carrot, onion, bits of pork, and spinach in it. Very satisfying.

Calorie count: 646


Pork and kimchi rice bowl! I loooove kimchi, so I was ecstatic on this day. We had that with some seaweed soup and a slice of watermelon. The kimchi plate with pork was mixed with other veggies too, like spinach, onion, and carrot. The soup had loads and loads of sesame seeds, plus seaweed of course, carrot, onion, spinach, and garlic chives. A+++++++.

Calorie count: 673


The main item this day was chili beans, which we enjoyed along with bread, salad, and corn. The salad was nice and colorful, with bean sprouts, spinach, and carrot, and and we put some Italian dressing on it. The soup had potato, bits of chicken, sausage, mixed beans, celery, and parsley. Plain, but effective. I always love our bean soups.

Calorie count: 642


This meal was a little different than originally planned, so I actually don't have a calorie count for it. We had summer veggie curry, which had been planned for the previous week on a day we all had off because of the typhoon. The curry had eggplant, pumpkin, onion, carrot, bits of pork, and even peppers. It's one of my favorite summertime meals. Besides the curry and rice, we enjoyed some salad and a frozen quarter of an apple as dessert. As with the frozen yogurt earlier in the week, I had to wait a while to enjoy the fruit since it was way too cold. I think it was about half an hour before I was able to bite into it. Yeesh.

But... worth it!

See you back in September! In the meanwhile, book reviews, link dumps, and all the other usual stuff will continue as usual.