12/27/2007

Simple Dinner


December is busy month with many Bonenkai ( direct translation is " party to forget the year" )
with various kinds of groups. It is nice to get together with friends, business friends , associates etc. In our busy life, you cannot get to see friends very often. When it is with business associates or clients, it is nice to have good food and get drunk a bit and feel closer than before.
On the other hand, it is costly and sometimes my stomach says " I miss simple food which you cook at home. " So, the left is the one I had the other day. Simple and light. I cooked rice and miso soup only. Miso soup has green veggie similar to spinach. The middle one is the deli I bought at food store located basement of Tokyu Department Store. It is seasoned herring , field mustard ( green veggie ) and herring roe ( yellow ones). The little red pieces are chopped hot pepper. I don't know how to make it at home,but it tastes healthy.

Once in a a while --- McDonald's


Once in a while I get this sudden urge to eat hamburger of McDonald's. Yesterday, I had this BIG MAC. I don't remember if this size here is smaller than other countries'. This was 390 yen and the ginger ale was 100 yen. So, total is 490 yen which is equivalent to 4 US dollars or 2.5 British pound.
I almost ordered MEGA MAC, but was not sure if I could finish it.
So didn't challenge it this time. It looked like MEGA MAC had 4 pieces of beef pate. mmm. Next time. Anyways, I go to McDonald's like once every 2, 3 months. It is good to have it once in a while. I remember when I had In & Out hamburger in San Diego since it was sooooo good. Handmade ones are much better with juicy taste. Still, this kind of fast food is also convenient and good to have once in a while. Lately, it seems they are trying to make healthier impressions by having salad menus. Well, it is nice, but if I want to have real healthy menu, I would go to somewhere else or cook at home.