Wednesday, June 17, 2009


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?


Su-Lin said...

I always thought food was extremely expensive in Japan but everything here is cheap and looks so good!

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K and S said...

Thanks Su-Lin, I try to keep a budget during the week, though on the weekends we do tend to spend more.

Thanks for stopping by Dr. I'll check out your site too.

Take care you two.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Yum! I usually have leftovers for lunch but if not a salad or sandwich most often. Everything here looks really good!

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - I love the way the ika looks....and the prices are reasonable as well.

K and S said...

Thanks Deb, I should try making more so that I can have leftovers for lunch sometimes.

Thanks Kirkk, it was my first time buying the ika so I wasn't too sure if it was cheap or pricey.

Take care you two.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Usually leftovers! :)

Chibog in Chief said...

i am normally a rice and pasta person, but these past few days i have been only eating this post is for me! yum!!

K and S said...

I really should try making more food to have leftovers Abigail :)

Thanks Dhanggit, nice to see you around :)

Take care you two.

Jann said...

I think you eat very well....these are incredible lunches.! Sometimes a piece of bread and peanut butter is all I can manage!

Rowena said...

Well.....all I can say is that you eat way better than me. I usually gulp down a chunk of bread slathered with nocciolata (that choco-hazelnut spread) or jam. Sometimes I also dip into the cheese bin and eat some fruit.

Boring, compared to you!

Thistlemoon said...

All of your lunches look so good, and also really budget friendly, which is nice too! ;)

I usually have a big 'ol salad with lots of goodies in it!

2kamuela47 said...

all of the dishes look really good! Smoked salmon dish looked interesting.

K and S said...

Thanks Jann :) pb and bread is always a great lunch!

Thanks Rowena :) bread with choco-hazelnut spread sounds pretty good to me!

Salad is good JennDZ :)

Thanks Laura :)

Take care.

Lori said...

The orange brioche looks amazing! It is usually leftovers for me too. I'll make stuff on Monday and Tuesday and eat them rest of the week. It was rice and beans today.

K and S said...

Ooh rice and beans sounds very healthy Lori :)

Take care.