Vernicious Knids

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Sunday, April 16, 2006

People, hospitality and cleanliness...

As today is Easter we went to our local Royal Host restaurant for lunch today. Why did we choose Royal Host for such a special occasion? Simply because "fine food is our business for the people hospitality cleanliness" can you argue with that?!

I selected the Chef's recommendation and healthy choice Tofu and Hijiki Hamburg set you can see below:

It came with 2 patties, a piece of carrot, a floret of broccoli, half a potato and a slice of pumpkin. In the top left hand corner of the tray you can see grated daikon (giant white radish) flavoured with umeboshi. The lower left hand corner is gokokugohan (5 grain rice) containing rice, wheat, 2 kinds of millet and beans. The top right corner is a leafy green vegetable with a light honey mustard dressing and the bottom right corner is miso soup with decorative cherry blossom shaped daikon slices. The tofu patties were light and fresh with a small amount of ground chicken included. Hijiki is a black, slightly bitter tasting seaweed that is best used in slow cooking dishes. It is a rich source of protein, iron, calcium, zinc and iodine and also contains cancer-fighting lignans.

My better half decided to go for the Most Popular Omeraisu Combination Plate you see below:

It came with a small omeraisu - basically ketchup flavoured rice smothered with a light, fluffy omelette served with a demiglace sauce which today also included 5 green peas. Obviously you don't want to go crazy with your greens! It also had one ebifurai (fried shrimp) and 2 kanikuriimu korokke (creamy crab croquettes). This fried delight was served with shredded cabbage, sliced cucumber, a scoop of potato salad and a wedge of lemon.

I hope your Easter has been similarly people hospitality cleanliness filled!

(BTW the scrumptious pics above were swiped from Royal Host )
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  • At 2:26 am, Blogger traveller one said…

    Now that's a change from ham and mashed potatoes!
    Happy Easter!

  • At 10:35 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Hi Traveller One: It certainly is a change...we didn't eat any chocolate yesterday either! Happy Easter to you too :)

  • At 1:02 pm, Blogger Elsa said…

    Happy Easter. I'm glad you had a "hospitality and cleanliness-filled" Easter! I had a very good Easter, too - spent with my family and Dick's family.

  • At 3:39 pm, Blogger My float said…

    Five green peas!! Do they count them, or what?! It seems like you had an enjoyable Easter. Eating out is much better than having hordes of people over for Sunday lunch!

    By the way, I have tagged you...

  • At 10:30 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Hi Elsa: Glad you had a nice Easter too...nothing like a "cleanliness" filled Easter :p

    Hi My Float: Eating out is ALWAYS better :D When you buy fresh peas in the supermarket here they are already shelled and you usually get about 40 individual peas! I'll head over now and check out my tag!

  • At 1:51 am, Blogger Liz said…

    I love the little cherry blossoms in the tea... what a nice touch.

  • At 12:45 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dude this is wild I totally dig that engrish

  • At 1:37 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why are they so stingy with the peas?????

  • At 8:44 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Hi Liz, They are adorable, aren't they? Presentation is extremely important here :)

    Hi Anon, Engrish is definitely entertaining!

    Hi Anon, Your guess is as good as mine!


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