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Well-balanced meals

For the past week, I’ve been trying to prepare healthy meals as much as I can, which is inspired by the well-balanced meals introduced in the book I’ve recently read, by Mrs. Kimiko Horikoshi, the wife of late Danjuro Ichikawa and the mother of Ebizo Ichikawa, both are renowned Kabuki actors in Japan. It is amazing to know how much thoughts have been put into their meals everyday. Certainly it is something to aspire to, although my architect-desk-working husband may not need so much nutrition on a daily basis!

Thursday 23rd, Sashimi dinner with my daughter

Friday 24th, Fried Aji (yellowtail mackerel) dinner, minestrone soup, Tofu/Edamame salad (following the recipe by Mrs. Kimiko Horikoshi)

Monday 27th, Hiyashi Chuka (it literally means chilled Chinese) noodles*, with chicken veggie soup

* Hiyashi Chuka noodles, is a perfect dish for a hot summer evening like last night (32C in Tokyo, hottest I’ve ever experienced in the month of May). Served with boiled chicken filet (used the boiled water for the soup), and black vinegar & sesame sauce.

Kindergarten bento – Japanese Worcester sauce (14/Mar/17)

Menu: Fried aji (horse mackerel) with Japanese Worcester sauce, Tomato & komatsuna omelet, Boiled broccoli, Goma-konbu, Rice

Apple mousse & banana for dessert

Leftover fried aji from last night’s dinner. 

I’m sure my daughter will eat the fried fish especially because it’s served with this tasty, irresistible Japanese Worcester sauce. The sauce is often used for deep fried fish and cutlets made with egg & bread crumbs (such as croquette and tonkatsu), and probably as popular in Japan as tomato ketchup if not more. It is much sweeter and starchy than the authentic Worcester sauce.

The one I have at home is from the most well known brand called “Bull-Dog,” and this product in particular has 50% less salt than the regular one. Maybe it’s just one of those marketing tricks, using more sugar or something alike instead of salt, as it tastes exactly the same… Well, let’s just believe it’s slightly healthier than the regular one, shall we?