Today was a rather meager lunch.
The bread was "amanatto pan." Amanatto is a type of Japanese snack made from sweet beans cooked to juuuuust tender and rolled in sugar. "Natto" is a word for soy bean and "ama" means sweet. I like amanatto on its own but I wasn't up to eating it wrapped up in wonder bread. I didn't feel too bad because we had at least 100 loaves felt over from all over the school that no one else ate either.
In the bowl is a soy based soup with various vegetables and the strangest balls. I thought it was normal "mochidango" (rice flour dumplings) but the texture was all wrong. It was quite firm and gritty. The taste was good though.
On the plate is a salad of Japanese radish, carrots, cucumbers, and sesame seeds in a sour sesame dressing.
For dessert we had an orange slice.
Current Mood: calm