給食 2006年6月30日 School Lunch: Friday, 30 June 2006

Here’s an example of a typical school lunch at my junior high school. I pay 4500 yen a month (about 40 US Dollars) for about 19-20 meals a month. Everybody (teachers, students and staff) at the school eats the same thing on a given day. The teachers like to complain about the quality of the food sometimes, but I don’t think it’s that bad, especially not at less than 2 dollars a meal. The whole milk that comes with each lunch took me awhile to get used to since I don’t usually drink milk, and certainly not whole milk, but it’s ok now. The food itself is often a bit bland for my tastes, but I keep a jar of chili flakes (一味唐辛子) in my desk drawer to sprinkle on top of bland soups and stews. Mmm!

Menu for 30 June 2006:

  • Tofu and Pork Stew
  • Seaweed and Cucumber Salad
  • White Rice
  • Whole Milk


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