My last lunch with my teachers on my last day at my school in the JET Programme: spicy naeng-myeon.
I just ate there last night for one of my farewell parties, but the teachers have been wanting to go there for a year now. I didn’t mind going there two days in a row. I love eating there.
My lunch was free. The owner said that it was my farewell present. I’ll really miss eating there. It always feels like I’m eating at a friend’s house instead of a restaurant. Technically, I am.
Yesterday’s lunch: sweet and sour pork lunch set for ￥700.
Sweet and sour pork (barely any meat), fried fish, rice, pickles, and egg drop soup. Affordable, tasty, and ample.
Today is the last school lunch of the semester. It’s also my last school lunch on the JET Programme. Glad it didn’t suck!
Today’s school lunch: rice, fried sardine with a sweet teriyaki glaze, tofu skin soup, and soy beans with hijiki seaweed.
Today’s school lunch: bread, fried battered basil marinated fish, winter melon soup, and macaroni salad.
Great lunch today. The basil was a nice accent to the fish. I made a fish sandwich.
Today’s school lunch: wakame seaweed rice, spaghetti, canned tuna with pickled cucumbers and wakame seaweed, and a slice of watermelon.
Had the same lunch as Tuesday. We were supposed to have bread, but because of the typhoon yesterday, the bread wasn’t able to be delivered or something. So had rice instead. Some of the students must LOVE watermelon because they ate it down to the outer rind. A couple of the boys even ate the rind.
Today’s awesome school lunch: anago-don (sweet simmered eel rice bowl), nameko mushroom miso soup, and cabbage with sesame.
For some reason, there was excess portions today. There were enough leftover rice, eel, and soup for another four servings! I helped used to a second serving. Shouldn’t have because I was already from the first round.
Today’s school lunch: rice, grilled shishamo, pickled cucumbers and wakame seaweed, and oden-ish soup.
Today’s expensive school lunch: bread, spaghetti, tuna with pickled cucumbers and wakame seaweed, and a slice of watermelon.
Watermelons aren’t exactly cheap in Japan. The lunch lady gave me an extra slice!! Woohoo!! Always pays to be friends with the lunch lady.
Today’s Tanabata school lunch: edamame rice, star-shaped croquette, slimy (star-shaped) okra soup, spinach with katsuobushi, and star jelly.
Today’s “win” school lunch: chicken curry pilaf, chicken katsu, potato and vegetable soup, and ice creaaaaaam!!
Today’s lunch is a play on words. Katsu can mean either “fried cutlet” or “to win/victory.” Tomorrow is the spring tournament. So they’re eating katsu (victory).