I’m an English teacher, also known as an ALT, in Japan. I’ve been doing this job since the spring of 2010. As an English teacher at the elementary level, I am required to eat the same mandatory school lunch as the children in order to set a good example for them. And, I’ve eaten a lot of school lunches since. They are all at once the best and the worst of Japanese food. Each lunch costs around 235 yen or in the neighborhood of $2.50 USD. Most photographs are taken with an Android smartphone.
All that time spent eating Japanese “cafeteria food” makes me miss the flavors of home that Japan just can’t provide. As such, this blog will regularly feature recipes of American favorites modified to the Japanese kitchen. And, helpful lists for expats as well as interesting food finds around Tokyo and Saitama.
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