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Elementary School Lunch: 12/22 - Touji Pumpkin

Food, JapanKristina PinoComment

Today is Touji, or rather the shortest day of the year. On this day, as explained to me by a friend, Japanese eat pumpkin and take baths with yuzu, a type of citrus fruit, floating in the water. So today, our main lunch item was a pumpkin croquette, which was so very tasty.

The croquette was accompanied by some cole slaw salad (cabbage, corn, and cucumber with cole slaw dressing), an egg and hijiki seaweed soup, and some brown bread. The soup had carrot, onion, enoki mushroom, spinach, and bits of bacon in it aside from those other things.

Only one lunch left before the official end of this term! That'll be on Wednesday, since tomorrow is a public holiday. After that, lunch posts will resume in January.

Bonus shot of the salad and croquette from Instagram.

Calorie count: 649