Gomoku gohan (also called 'takikomi gohan') is rice mixed with seasonings and some ingredients (chicken, root veggies, aburaage, mushrooms and so on) before heating. It's one of my favorite rice dishes. This time I used medium polished rice, chicken, two sorts of mushrooms and takenoko (bamboo sprout). And flavored with shoyu, mirin and salt. Bamboo sprout (shoot) is a food that tells us the coming of spring. This gomoku gohan is a leftover from last night. I ate it longing for spring.
Dishes I made this morning were seafood/negi omelet,
daigaku-imo (fried/candy-coated sweet potato)
and julienned carrot salad.
I'm sorry that I can hardly visit you, My friends! I'm still watching the Olympic games...
Speaking of the Olympics, most Japanese are wound up for the women's figure skating - free program on Friday. Asada Mao perfectly executed "triple axel" on the short program yesterday. But Kim Yu Na was excellent and perfect. She was awesome!! They each have their own features and attractions on their skating. Though I think both are great, expect Kim Yu Na will win. But Mao-chan has challenged her jump (triple axel) until now so I heartily wish Mao-chan to get the gold medal.