What do you usually eat for lunch? I think I've asked you before, but recently, I've been picking up a sandwich or some breads with cheese, ham in it. Or sometimes these chinese bentos from Daiei, I like these because they usually give you 3 items and only 320 yen (about US$3.20). There is also a sozai-ya (cooked foods) store in our shopping arcade, in Hawaii we call them okazuya, where I pick up some prepared foods.
Here are some of my lunches...
From Daiei, their chinese bento, filled with spicy renkon (lotus root), hoikorou (bell pepper stirfried with beef and sweet and sour pork.
From the sozaiya, a whole ika (squid) grilled with teriyaki sauce 250 yen (about US$2.50). I bought this and a musubi 105 yen (about US$1.05) the other day. It was the first time I saw a whole ika at this shop. It was delicious.
From Ferdinand, their smoked salmon sandwich 300 yen (about US$3). Smoked salmon, cream cheese, some thinly sliced onion and colored bell pepper with a little Italian dressing. I really love their bread!
And from Boulangerie Burdigala, I usually stop in for lunch or pick-up something to take home for lunch after French class.
Here are some of the things I've tried. The lentil sandwich, it was kind of messy but delicious.
Cheese roll with sun dried tomato reminded me of pizza.
Ham, tomato, camembert and avocado, now that was a hunk of avocado!
Bacon, tomato and basil, simple but so delicious.
I also sometimes pick up some sweets for my 3 o'clock tea time.
Burdigala's pain au chocolat...look at those flaky layers...too bad they don't have enough chocolate in it though.
And their orange brioche...soft brioche with orange peel bits here and there, the top is sugary, when you take a bite be prepared to get messy!
What have you been eating for lunch?