Shizuoka Ekiben/Railway Station Bento: Cha Meshi


This time I was waiting for my train bound to Kikugawa City where I had a meeting at Agrigraph.
I had enough time left before boarding so I checked the ekiben on sale at the Tokaiten Booth.

Shizuoka Prefecture is “Green Tea Country” in Japan, and they have this regular all-year “Cha Meshi/Green Tea Rice Meal” ekiben at Shizuoka Station. Limited ekiben are great but the “regulars” are also a good indication of the local products available!

We shall see these ladies in the tea fields plucking the first leaves of the year very very soon!

Shizuoka Prefecture (with Yamanashi Prefecture) is also Mount Fuji Land (it is actually nicknamed such “Fuji no Kuni”). Can you see the symbol on the chopsticks wrapper?

A very detailed label as usual!

Now, what do we have in there?

Cha meshi/rice steamed in Shizuoka Green Tea!
And a small umeboshi/pickled Japanese plum to help with digestion!

From bottom up left to right:
Mini tomato, deep-fried prawn, Maguro kakuni/simmered tuna ( a Shizuoka specialty).
Tamagoyak/Japanese omelette, teriyaki chicken.
Kamaboko (steamed Japanese fish paste).

From bottom up, left to right:
Grilled mackerel, a small pot of wasabizuke/wasabi pickles, a small soy sauce bottle, boiled vegetables and others: carrot, lotus root, burdock root, chikuwa (fish paste tube) and green stringbeans.
Takuan/pickled daikon

The contents of the little pot is wasabizuke/wasabi leaves and stems pickled in Japanese sake white lees. Great seasoning for the rice. The soy sauce completes the whole!

See you next time!

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