Elementary School Lunch: 12/18 - 12/19 - End of Second Term

Food, JapanKristina PinoComment

These two days marked the end of my teaching days for the second term of this school year. I still have to go in on Monday and I've got the closing ceremony on Wednesday, but I won't be teaching - just preparing for next term and whatever else. It's crazy how quickly time is flying by this year...

Thursday (12/18): noodle day! We had Kanton-men, a veggie spring roll, and some namul. The namul or salad had mostly spinach, but also bean sprouts, cucumber, and carrot. As for the soup our noodles were to be dipped in, it had shrimp, squid, and pork, as well as well as onion, carrot, Chinese cabbage, and cloud ear fungus. The spring roll had cabbage, onion, carrot, and bamboo. 

Great meal - I liked the flavor of the broth. Bonus shot of that from Instagram.

Calorie count: 612

Friday (12/19): Fish, salad, and a houtou soup. The houtou are those noodle-looking things in there, which had the floppiness and consistency of wonton but are actually udon noodles that are flat and wide. It's a specialty of Yamanashi prefecture, and it had some other good stuff in there like miso, pumpkin, onion, Chinese cabbage, shiitake and shimeji mushroom, and bits of chicken. The salad was one of our regular cabbage with carrot and spinach deals, and the seasoning was mixed with ginger.

Great end to the week. Bonus shot of the soup from Instagram.

Calorie count: 680