Japanese Home-made Lunch of the Day


With all the bentoes the Missus is (I was going to say “kindly” but don’t forget she eats the same lunch after all! LOL) preparing for me every Monday and Tuesday I have been asked what would be typical lunch at home.
Frankly speaking, it varies all the time, depending on the Missus’ mood and my own (rare) requests.
But today was a bit special. This morning, April Fool’s Day, I had to go through a stomach scan on my doctor’s orders (which revealed nothing serious, fortunately, apart of a big dent in this month budget!), which meant I hadn’t been allowed to eat for 18 hours (or drink for 58 hours!). As I was about to depart for the hospital, the Missus sent me off saying: “Don’t worry, I’ll prepare a nice healthy Japanese lunch as you like them!”
That could explain that for all the anaesthesics I had to ingurgitate, I stayed conscious during the whole operation!


Because I did not have to sleep off all the medicine I managed to come home earlier than scheduled and take pictures of the meal as it came onto the table:
The salad was made with three types of potatoes: yellow sweet potato, violet sweet potato and regular potato to which was added cucumber cubes of the same size, “hijiki” sweet seaweed, lettuce with gomadare/sesame dressing.


Naturally I had my tamagoyaki/Japanese omelette. The above picture shows it as it came out of the pan.


It was then cut to bite size (half for each of us!) and served with “Kawaire Daikon” sprouts and a dash of ponzu.


As for the meat, I had the Missus’ special: “motsu nikomi”/Japanese-style pork tripes stew with veg and tofu. (I had a second serving).


As for the rice, I had rice steamed with shreds of sweet umeboshi/Japanese pickled plums. (I had a second serving of that, too!)

We had some small cakes for dessert.
I was so full that I had to sleep it off!

Tonight I ‘ll be able to open a bottle of sake at last! LOL

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14 thoughts on “Japanese Home-made Lunch of the Day”

  1. Dear Mr. Robert,

    i think i’m gonna cry out loud now, because i feel so relieve…
    thank you so much for your help.

    the articles you’ve wrote, very useful, Sir. very details.
    since you live in shizuoka for 33 years, you’ve known well the city.
    four thumbs up 😀

    if i had one or two question, i’ll contact you, if you don’t mind, of course.
    but where i have to write my question? it is okay if i wrote in here?

    i hope you’re always in good shapes (i mean.. healthy always!)
    send my regards to your Missus, the meal she prepared, it so look delicious …

    thank you, once again, Sir..


    1. Dear Tita!
      You are most welcome!
      If you have any questions send me a mail with”Shizuoka Gourmet” as title!
      Looking forward to reading you soon!


  2. Hi Robert,

    Wow, tripe soup would be nice after a fasting for some many hours and of course needless to say your sake 🙂 Kudos to the Missus for preparing such a wonderful balance diet for you. C how blessed 😛

    Toast to good health!


    1. Dear Lauren!
      Thank you so much!
      About the tripes, they become very soft as they are simmered for a good 4 hours, but I reckon this is an acquired taste!


  3. I absolutely love tamagoyaki. I can make a mean french omelet but I am still practicing the skill of making the Japanese version! This looks like a well deserved lunch, hope you enjoyed it thoroughly!


  4. Dear Mr. Robert Gilles, (am i correct)

    (sorry, if my English were bad)

    i just looking articles about shizuoka, everything about it… from their culture, food, folklore, etc.
    for my latest novel (i’m a writer)

    and i read your blog ..
    its fascinating.

    well, i would ask some help, if you don’t mind..
    since you’ve well known about japan, will you willing tell me about shizuoka?
    for my reference …

    and, can i put some of your information in this blog to my novel? i promise, i’ll gonna put your name in the glossary …

    oh, ooops.. sorry ..
    i forgot introduce myself,
    my name is tita. from indonesia.

    thank u, if you can reply my message…




    1. Dear Tita!
      Greetings from Shizuoka, Japan!
      My first name is Robert-Gilles and surname is Martineau.
      I was born in France, and my nationality is French!
      I have lived in Shizuoka for the last 33 years!
      You are most welcome to use nay information on my blogs:
      I also write articles on http://www.japan-i.jp/ which might be useful.
      If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
      All the best!


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