Wednesday, July 16, 2008

not your regular burger and fries...


Just thought I'd show you what you can get for lunch around here. This is yakisoba. (yaki=fried soba=noodles) Interestingly enough, even though soba is in the name, the noodles used to make this dish are more like ramen noodles - made from wheat flour. Other things in the dish include cabbage, bean sprouts, and different kinds of 'meat' - in this case kamaboko (steamed fish paste - much better tasting than it sounds!) and tako (octopus).
I often make & bring my lunch, but sometimes I order something from one of the local restaurants that deliver here. Something that really impresses me is that most of the restaurants deliver their dishes on real plates & even provide forks when necessary. People eat, wash their plates, and put them in a special cabinet and someone from the restaurant comes round to collect them. Very eco-friendly. I'll see if I can get a stealthy shot of one of the people engaged in a delivery and pick up later...


Got it :)
Here's one of the ladies - she brings the plates wrapped in a big cloth so they're easy to carry. Most people who bring their bento (lunch box) wrap it up in a cloth, too. I think it's called furoshiki. This is the side of the teacher's room - notice the sinks for easy access to wash your hands or brush your teeth. :) Sorry, Cara, still haven't been stealthy enough to catch one of them brushing their teeth yet!
You can also see the blue trash bins there - they're for recycling cans, bottles, unburnable trash, and the foam lunch boxes from the only restaurant that doesn't deliver their meals in bento boxes or plates.

3 comments:

penquin said...

Now that's the type O burgers n' fries I'm talk'n about....Yum!!!

(especially those lil octipi!!!)

Cara said...

Interesting delivery concept... can't see the Domino's guy coming back for the pizza box...

And I'm curious why one restaurant 'gets away with' not using eco-friendly methods - would have thought there'd be fines or something?

Tracey said...

C -
I think they get away with the not-so-eco-friendly methods because we/they recycle the trays & containers that are used.
Funny image of those Domino's guys coming back to pick up the recycling!