Elementary School Lunch: 1/15 - Rainy Day Noodle Soup

Food, JapanKristina PinoComment

It isn't quite cold enough for snow during the day yet, so it rained most of today (and still continues to as I write this in the evening). There's nothing better on these cold, rainy days than a nice, hot bowl of soup full of great flavor and veg. Today's lunch was tantan-men, which is traditionally a little spicy but because we're feeding children as young as 6, this was a milder version. Inside the soup, I spotted scallions, bean sprouts, carrot, spinach, shiitake mushroom, onion, and ground pork.

On the side, we had a radish and bean sprouts namul, which had some seaweed mixed in and lots of sesame seeds. We were also served some fried shumai (dumplings), which had shrimp as the main ingredient in the filling.

Filling and perfect. Nice blend of Chinese and Korean foods.

Calorie count: 649