17 February, 2012

Today's yummy lunch

This is what I had for lunch today.
 The white bread-roll thing I've posted about before here. It is a steamed bun with pork filling. I call it Japanese, but it possibly came here from China (as did many things Japanese). A wonderful winter treat.

Decaf coffee, because I needed warming up after the morning (Bible study in not-totally-warm church meeting room and riding home on the bike, it's under five today, I think).

Tomato, which goes with a sprinkling of salt from the salt shaker you see there).

Small pot of yoghurt.

And the wonderful citrus: Iyokan. (Pronounced, ee-your-kan). I've just discovered Anadomikan is another name for them. They aren't as sweet as an orange and not as sour as a grapefruit. Just right!

Japanese call its smaller, sweeter cousin a mikan. Australian usually call them mandarines. I think some Americans might call them mandarine oranges. Look up the wikipedia page to find out how many different names they are called. In Japan mikan/mandarines are usually seedless.  Our boys hated Australian seeded mandarines. I personally prefer iyokan, even though their skin is tougher and so are the internal membranes.

The other thing you can see in this second photo is a book. Most weekdays I eat lunch alone at home. I'm not really a big fan of eating alone, and usually if I have to, I read. Unfortunately eating an iyokan and reading at the same time isn't possible because the eating is definitely a two-handed job. However, once I was done, I picked up this book, "The Layers of Magazine Editing", and got on with today's professional development. (Good book, by the way, if magazine editing is what you do.)

What did you have for lunch today? And did you eat it with someone? Anyone else read when dining alone?


KarenKTeachCamb said...

Sweet and sour tofu with brown brown rice for me! Delicious. I had my fruit at recess time (mango pieces). Lunch was eaten with several colleagues while still in my swimsuit after swimming lesson (wrapped in a towel for modesty sake). As for reading when dining alone (I do quite a bit of that), a definite yes! You are right though that some things just are not conducive to reading while you eat them.

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Footprints Australia said...

Thanks for the tip - sounds like a book I need to read!

I had zucchini slice for lunch today, it was leftover from dinner last night and was very yummy :-)