The weather has gotten pretty warm during the daytime. Still, nights and early morning are cool and comfortable.
Satoshi has not been eating at home because of his business trip and a drinking party (oh man, I could rant about the after effects of that drinking party...but it would be TMI (too much info) and this is a food blog..ahem!)....
So anyway, while he was gone, I tried to use what I had in my fridge as much as possible.
On one night, I had a repeat of the summer rolls for dinner.
Then the other day, I bought some mini spring rolls with some leftover nuoc cham for lunch. (Along with a musubi and some iced earl grey tea)
In Japan, spring rolls usually have bean sprouts, some minced pork, carrots, sometimes harusame (vermicelli)...the taste and texture reminds me of what the Filipinos call lumpia.
These were freshly made at the supermarket and only 150 yen (about US$1.50) for three....mmm!
I love how most supermarkets have their own kitchens to make different foods instead of having other vendors bring them in.
Then for dinner on another night, I bought some fried squid and some harusame namasu.
Harusame namasu is vermicelli noodles, carrots, cucumber and kikurage (wood ear) marinated in a vinegar-sugar mixture...quite refreshing during the summer months.
I drained the vinegar mixture then placed the namasu on top of some lettuce, topped it with the fried squid which I heated in the oven, then drizzled on the last of the nuoc cham.
Wow! this version was awesome and I love how the flavors didn't overpower one another.
What have you been eating?
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