June 4, 2010

When I'm Not in the Mood for Cooking/料理する気分じゃない時は

There are times in your life when you just don't feel up to cooking. In such times, I often buy korokke (Japanese-style croquettes), tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlets), and other deep-fried items.
Yesterday, I went on a little splurge and bought these sashimi:
長い人生では、料理をしたくない時があるものです。そんな時は、私はコロッケ、豚カツなどの揚げ物を買うことが多いですが、
昨日はちょっと贅沢して、こんな刺身を買いました。

Top left: Hirame (left-eyed flounder) from Niigata
Top right: Bachi (short for mebachi) maguro, i.e., bigeye tuna, from the Pacific Ocesian
Bottom: Abalone from Sanriku, saka (< sake) mushi (steamed with sake)
左上: 新潟産平目(ひらめ、ヒラメ)
右上: 太平洋産バチ(メバチ)まぐろ
下: 三陸産あわび(鰒、アワビ)酒蒸し

3 comments:

Jan said...

Hmm, I think there are many times in my life when I don't feel up to cooking. Having a full-time job takes all the energy out of me!

Hiroyuki said...

Jan: As for me, an acquaintance passed away one day this week, and another on the next day.

Jan said...

Hiroyuki san, I am very sorry to hear that. Many condolences.