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What Japanese Eat for Lunch? – 3 days Actual Meal #1

Are you interested in what exactly do Japanese people eat for daily meals?

Do you think Japanese people eat white rice and miso soup every day…? haha

Here, I would like to share my recipes for daily meals focusing on my LUNCH♪

It’s going to be lunch menu for 3 days.

I hope you will enjoy watching actual Japanese meals!!

【Day 1】Natto Pasta

Ingredients (for 2 servings of natto pasta)

・5.3 oz (150g) Pasta (+ salt for boiling)
・2 packs Natto
・0.5 oz (14g) Salted plum*1
・1 teaspoon Salted kombu (kelp)
・1 Egg yolk
・1 teaspoon Mentsuyu*2
・1 teaspoon Soy sauce
・1 teaspoon Sugar
・1 teaspoon Sake
・1 tablespoon Butter
・1 tablespoon Sesame oil

Toppings
・2 Soft boiled eggs (or fried eggs)
・Nori (seaweed laver) as you like

Direction

1. Boil pasta according to the package.
2. Make pasta sauce while boiling pasta: Mix all of ingredients except the toppings, and stir well. You should mince salted plum in advance.
3. When pasta is cooked, add butter and sesame oil after drain the water. Stir well.
4. Put pasta on the plate, and put natto pasta sauce on it.
5. Put soft boiled eggs and nori if you want.

*1The taste of salted plum depends on the type, so please adjust the amount to your liking. If you don’t like the plum, don’t have to add it.
*2If you can’t find any mentsuyu, you can skip it.

I forgot to put green onion for the ingredient here, actually.
Please add sliced green onion when boiling pasta, or you can also put minced green onion as topping.

【Day 2】Sausage Fried Rice

Ingredients (for 2 servings of fried rice)

・12 oz (360g) Steamed rice*
・2 Eggs
・1 oz Green onion
・5 oz Sausage
・1 teaspoon Miso
・1 teaspoon Soy sauce
・1 teaspoon Sugar
・1 teaspoon Salt and pepper
・1 teaspoon Chicken stock powder
・1 clove Garlic
・1 tablespoon Sesame oil (vegetable oil)

Direction

1. Pour sesame oil in a frying pan, and put sliced garlic.
2. Add beaten eggs, and put steamed rice right after the egg.
3. Mix them with the image of covering the rice with egg using a spatula.
4. Add minced green onion and sausage, then stir well with the image of removing water.
5. Add all of seasonings, and stir well again.
6. When the fried rice becomes non-sticky, it’s complete.

* To make non-sticky fried rice well, you should cook the rice with a little less water.

【Day 3】Shiruko (Sweet red-bean soup with mochi)

Ingredients (for 2 servings of shiruko)

・2 pieces Rice cake
・5 oz (150g) Sweet bean paste
・0.4 cup (100ml) Water
・Sugar and Salt as you like

Direction

1. Grill the rice cake on a frying pan until they are swollen.*
2. Warm sweet bean paste and water in a different pan stirring well.
3. Check the taste of the soup. If it’s not sweet enough, add sugar and a little salt.
4. When the soup gets warm enough, put cooked rice cake into the soup.
If you wait for a while, the rice cake gets nice and soft.

*You can microwave rice cake instead of using the frying pan. Don’t forget to add water when using microwave. I like grilling it better because rice cake will be little crunchy in that way.

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