Thursday, January 23, 2014

Today's school lunch!

Alright, just a random short post for you!

Today's school lunch was:

金魚飯(kingyomeshi)  - Goldfish food:
Which has it's name because it has bit of carrots in it, which makes it look like a goldfish.  I'll post a recipe for this one maybe.

 And切り干し大根(kiriboshidaikon)  dried and cut Japanese radish.
Maybe not quite as exciting in name, but just as tasty!  Of course with this was also served miso soup, and a tamago yaki (fried egg) with two strawberries for desert and milk to go with! 

School lunch in Japan is both incredibly healthy for the body and the town.  All foods (with exception of the meats/dairies, this could be worked on)  are raised locally and prepared on the day of serving by the town school lunch center (給食センター)If you aren't eating healthy at home, you can be sure to get a truly well balanced and delicious meal at school!
I have read some articles about various debates on payment for school lunch.. because students families are expected to pay for school lunch (usually about $2-3 per meal).  Though there are some difficult debates about what to do with families that cannot afford it... how to treat the matter/the student.  Should the school confront the student in front of the class? Or at home?  Should this law be heavily enforced, even when the family can't afford it?  Well if you have any opinions, thoughts, feel free to let me know, and I'll post a bit more about this next time!


  1. It seems so tasty... I'm starving so bad!:)

  2. Hello, how are you ?
    we are the three French girls you've met in Japan last year. Our first meet was at Suitopia when you were singing with the children and then we met for the second time, in front of the Oogaki's station, when you came to pick up your friend. We're sorry for all this details but we hope you can remember us.

    It's been a long time, but sorry we didn't contact you by mail, it ditdn't work. So we send you this message, to...if it's possible...speak with you again, because you're really nice and funny when we met you !!

    We have a web site, where we are posting our drawings, if you have the time and want to have a look, come here : and enjoy !!!

    Have a good day !!! and see you !!!
    The three French girls