Cuisine of the Middle Class · Everyday Livin'

Oyster Sauce and Eggs: Versatility!

Before becoming accustomed to un-American foods, you could never have convinced me to eat something like oyster sauce. Even though I believed myself a consumer of just about anything, my scope was rather limited when I think about it. Brussels sprouts? Sure! Asparagus? No problem. Poached eggs? As long as they didn't have Hollandaise sauce,… Continue reading Oyster Sauce and Eggs: Versatility!

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Muffin’ Meats Meatmoaf

Nothing beats meatloaf. It's one of the biggest comfort foods in America and when it came time to wrangling my cravings here in Japan, I was stumped. I couldn't imagine walking into the supermarket and finding the Wall of Spice Packets for the Lazy Cook (though there are some hanging from an endcap somewhere - my… Continue reading Muffin’ Meats Meatmoaf

Cuisine of the Middle Class · Everyday Livin'

School Lunch, Ep. 6

Hello, again! It's me with your school lunch update. You'll have to excuse my tardiness. On Fridays, I want to ignore everything I'm meant to be doing. Unfortunately, that means remaining in a stale state, staring dumbly off into the distance. It's Monday again and I need to shake off the funk. I present to you… Continue reading School Lunch, Ep. 6

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School Lunch, Ep. 5

Good afternoon, everyone! We're finally getting a bit of those April showers here in Japan. The downside to that is that it's chilly. Soon we'll be wishing it back when summer beats down on us. Anyway, I hope your lunch hour went well. What did you eat? I remember eating fried chicken and potato salad the majority… Continue reading School Lunch, Ep. 5

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School Lunch, Ep. 4

Before we get started, have you read my other entries on school lunch? Please be sure to catch up by reading Episodes One, Two, and Three. And awa~y we go~! School lunch is back! And bo~y am I grateful. Just because a new school year starts doesn't mean school lunches are immediately in effect. When… Continue reading School Lunch, Ep. 4

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School Lunch, Ep. 3

Good morning, everyone. It's Friday here in Japan and the sun has just crested over the hills. The temperature is 7 degrees (C) but it feels a lot colder. What's even more upsetting is that the school refuses to turn on the heater. Please excuse me while I slowly wither away inside. This is a… Continue reading School Lunch, Ep. 3

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School Lunch, Ep. 2

Good afternoon, everyone. I hope your day is going well. I'm making use of this blog today in order to fight the after-lunch sleep crunch. As an ALT, I do not participate in student-teacher-parent conferences and... that's what's going on this week before Winter Break starts. My afternoons are totally and utterly free. Here is… Continue reading School Lunch, Ep. 2

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School Lunch, Ep. 1

Here is another attempt to bring you something interesting from my life in Japan: school lunch. After watching the 22-minute educational video provided by Life Where I'm From, you'll be shocked to hear that "school lunch" is a recently added institution. Granted, after WW2, there was a lot of "recent activity" going on in the… Continue reading School Lunch, Ep. 1

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Kimchi, Pork, and Tofu

It dawned on me that I should probably write about my meal before posting it to Instagram saying there is, indeed, a blog post detailing the ingredients. Also, I think my butt will start looking like rice if I keep eating as much as I do. Funny how one carb was switched out for another...… Continue reading Kimchi, Pork, and Tofu

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Cabbage and Hot Dogs

Many of you may have been directed here from my Instagram account. Thank you for coming! Let's get down to business. (English) What you'll need: Cabbage Hot dogs (or you preferred kind of sausage) Cooking oil Salt and pepper to taste (Instant macaroni and cheese is optional) Heat the oil in a frying pan. While… Continue reading Cabbage and Hot Dogs