Elementary School Lunch: 09/10 - the lonely gyoza

Food, JapanKristina PinoComment

Today's lunch put a lovely combination of tastes together. We had this bowl of shrimp and squid with assorted vegetables, rice, cucumbers, and one gyoza. Just one.

While each element of the meal itself was tasty, what struck me was that the cucumbers, for example, which were insta-pickled and spritzed with some lemon, really complemented the main bowl. They went so well together that I got seconds of the "salad" since I ran out of that before the other stuff.

In the bowl, I saw: tofu, carrot, onion, cabbage, bamboo, spinach, and strips of ham. I have no clue what the sauce is, but it's the usual for our Chinese-style dishes. Bonus image on Instagram.

In the gyoza: ginger, cabbage, and assorted onions.

Calorie count: 631