KOTAKE HOUSE MEALS

     Here's a look at the 2 weeks worth of meals prepared by Kina's grandma. Clearly eating was a significant moment of each day. Safe to say that I've gained some poundage during my stay here.


BREAKFAST

SAUSAGE/WASABI MUSTARD SANDWICH.   EGG SALAD/SHISO SANDWICH (THEY GROW SHISO OUTSIDE THEIR HOUSE).   YELLOW KIWI.   PICKLED CUCUMBERS THAT'S BEEN FERMENTED IN A MIX THAT'S BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS.

SAUSAGE/WASABI MUSTARD SANDWICH.
EGG SALAD/SHISO SANDWICH (THEY GROW SHISO OUTSIDE THEIR HOUSE).
YELLOW KIWI.
PICKLED CUCUMBERS THAT'S BEEN FERMENTED IN A MIX THAT'S BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS.

THEY GET MILK DELIVERED TO THEIR DOOR EVERY OTHER DAY. JAPANESE MILK IS CREAMIER AND SWEETER THAN AMERICAN MILK.     

THEY GET MILK DELIVERED TO THEIR DOOR EVERY OTHER DAY. JAPANESE MILK IS CREAMIER AND SWEETER THAN AMERICAN MILK.


 

 
BREAKFAST SANDWICH: HALF SAUSAGE, CHEESE, AND LETTUCE, THE OTHER HALF CRAB MEAT, CHEESE, AND LETTUCE, BOTH WITH TUNA MAYO.   

BREAKFAST SANDWICH: HALF SAUSAGE, CHEESE, AND LETTUCE, THE OTHER HALF CRAB MEAT, CHEESE, AND LETTUCE, BOTH WITH TUNA MAYO.
 

MENTAIKO FILLED BREAD.   SWEET AND BUTTERY JAPANESE BREAD FROM THE BAKERY. JAPANESE PEAR.

MENTAIKO FILLED BREAD.
SWEET AND BUTTERY JAPANESE BREAD FROM THE BAKERY.
JAPANESE PEAR.

 
TOASTED JAPANESE BREAD WITH HALF BUTTER, HALF JAM.   JAPANESE GRAPES AND PEAR.

TOASTED JAPANESE BREAD WITH HALF BUTTER, HALF JAM.
JAPANESE GRAPES AND PEAR.

FRENCH TOAST.   WATERMELON.

FRENCH TOAST.
WATERMELON.

 
MAME PAN (RED BEAN FILLED BREAD).   KURO GOMA PAN (SESAME SEED BREAD).   SWEET AND BUTTERY JAPANESE BREAD.

MAME PAN (RED BEAN FILLED BREAD).
KURO GOMA PAN (SESAME SEED BREAD).
SWEET AND BUTTERY JAPANESE BREAD.

LEFTOVER BREAD CRUSTS KINA'S GRANDMA PAN FRIED in OIL AND ADDED SUGAR AND BUTTER TO.     

LEFTOVER BREAD CRUSTS KINA'S GRANDMA PAN FRIED in OIL AND ADDED SUGAR AND BUTTER TO.

 

 
GARLIC BREAD.   MAME PAN (RED BEAN FILLED BREAD).   

GARLIC BREAD.
MAME PAN (RED BEAN FILLED BREAD).
 

SUN-DRIED TOMATO AND CHEESE SANDWICH.   HAM AND EGG SANDWICH.   KINAKO (ROASTED SOYBEAN) SANDWICH.

SUN-DRIED TOMATO AND CHEESE SANDWICH.
HAM AND EGG SANDWICH.
KINAKO (ROASTED SOYBEAN) SANDWICH.

 
CURRY PAN (CURRY FILLED BREAD COATED IN BREAD CRUMBS).   HOT DOG FILLED JAPANESE BREAD.

CURRY PAN (CURRY FILLED BREAD COATED IN BREAD CRUMBS).
HOT DOG FILLED JAPANESE BREAD.

FRIED RICE.

FRIED RICE.


LUNCH / AFTERNOON SNACK

SOMEN (JAPANESE WHITE WHEAT NOODLES, SERVED COLD).

SOMEN (JAPANESE WHITE WHEAT NOODLES, SERVED COLD).

MENTAIKO ONIGIRI (FISH EGGS) AND UME ONIGIRI (JAPANESE PLUM).

MENTAIKO ONIGIRI (FISH EGGS) AND UME ONIGIRI (JAPANESE PLUM).

 
RAW EGG YOLK OVER RICE.

RAW EGG YOLK OVER RICE.

    RAW EGG YOLK OVER RICE, mixed.

   RAW EGG YOLK OVER RICE, mixed.

 
ROLL CAKE AND ICED COFFEE.

ROLL CAKE AND ICED COFFEE.

FRIED RICE.

FRIED RICE.


DINNER

FRIED FISH.   TOKOROTEN NOODLES (SEAWOOD GELATIN).   SALAD.

FRIED FISH.
TOKOROTEN NOODLES (SEAWOOD GELATIN).
SALAD.

RICE WITH SQUID AND MENTAIKO TOPPINGS.    

RICE WITH SQUID AND MENTAIKO TOPPINGS.

 

 
HAYASHI RICE (HASHED BEEF STEW). KINA'S GRANDMA SPENT A SOLID STRAIGHT HOUR MIXING THE FLOUR AND BUTTER BY HAND FOR THIS DISH.    

HAYASHI RICE (HASHED BEEF STEW). KINA'S GRANDMA SPENT A SOLID STRAIGHT HOUR MIXING THE FLOUR AND BUTTER BY HAND FOR THIS DISH.

 

PLUM WINE THAT'S BEEN FERMENTING FOR 3 YEARS. THE PLUMS COME FROM THE TREE IN HER BACKYARD. SHE HAS OTHER CONTAINERS THAT HAVE BEEN FERMENTING FOR DIFFERENT AMOUNT OF YEARS.   

PLUM WINE THAT'S BEEN FERMENTING FOR 3 YEARS. THE PLUMS COME FROM THE TREE IN HER BACKYARD. SHE HAS OTHER CONTAINERS THAT HAVE BEEN FERMENTING FOR DIFFERENT AMOUNT OF YEARS.
 

 
TEMPURA EGGPLANT AND SWEET POTATO.

TEMPURA EGGPLANT AND SWEET POTATO.

KARAAGE CHICKEN (JAPANESE FRIED CHICKEN).

KARAAGE CHICKEN (JAPANESE FRIED CHICKEN).

 
SPINACH AND TOFU.

SPINACH AND TOFU.

GYOZA AND POTATO SALAD WITH OKRA.

GYOZA AND POTATO SALAD WITH OKRA.

 
KINA'S GRANDMA PREPARING KAWARA SOBA.   

KINA'S GRANDMA PREPARING KAWARA SOBA.
 

ONE OF MY FAVORITE DIshes here: KAWARA SOBA (SOBA COOKED ON A ROOF TILE WHICH results in CRUNCHY noddles).

ONE OF MY FAVORITE DIshes here: KAWARA SOBA (SOBA COOKED ON A ROOF TILE WHICH results in CRUNCHY noddles).

 
DAIKON AND CHIKUZENNI (CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE/ROOTS DISH).

DAIKON AND CHIKUZENNI (CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE/ROOTS DISH).

KINA AND I COOKED DINNER ON OUR LAST NIGHT: CAPRESE, TERIYAKI CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS, AND SASHIMI (IN CASE KINA'S GRANDPA DIDN'T LIKE WHAT WE MADE).

KINA AND I COOKED DINNER ON OUR LAST NIGHT: CAPRESE, TERIYAKI CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS, AND SASHIMI (IN CASE KINA'S GRANDPA DIDN'T LIKE WHAT WE MADE).