6.20.2011

Fermented food 醗酵食品 

It was a sunny and hot day yesterday. We were almost closed yesterday as the water stopped suddenly in the morning. lol We are using bottled water for food but we can not wash tools and plates without water! We wondered if we had a notice of water cut but we did not. Finally we have found the problem caused by pump. Luckily a three wheel driver who knows well about mechanics solved the problem and we could open the restaurant yesterday. Thank you, Mahattaya! Though such unexpected things happened in Sri Lanka, it grows us to think and act flexibly. :>
皆様いかがお過ごしですか?昨日はいいお天気で、暑い一日でした。朝、仕込みをしていると、突然水が止まりました。一大事です。料理は作れるけど、お鍋を洗ったり、食器を洗ったりできないし・・・。これは、臨時休業するしかないと、話し合っていました。最近は、スリランカでも、断水や停電があるときは、事前に通知をしてくれるようになりました。どうも、家の中の問題だということで、色々と原因を探してみると、ポンプが動かないことがわかりました。いつものスリーウィーラーのおじちゃんに、助けを求めると、難なくポンプを動くようにしてくれて、いつもどおりにお店を開けることができました。ありがとう、おじちゃん!
スリランカで仕事をしていると、日本で仕事をしていたときと違う予期しなかったことに頭を悩ませることがあります。たとえば、急な停電や断水、従業員が来なかったり・・。ですが、おかげで、私たちも鍛えられています。


By the way, do you know Miso - soybean paste is a fermented food? There are many fermented food like wine, cheese, pickles, yogurt, soy sauce, and etc. I tried to have some of them for my health but sometimes I feel lazy to have them everyday. Only I am trying to have Miso soup twice a day and I think it helps me a lot. When my friend from Germany got sick and lost her appetite during her stay in Sri Lanka, Miso soup was only food she could eat. I don't know the scientific efficacy though I was happy to know it helped her.
ある日、週刊誌を読んでいたら(ある人の1週間の食を日記のように書いている記事)、その中に、一日2回の味噌汁を飲むのはいいと書いてありました。私は、チーズやヨーグルトが大好きなのですが、なかなか毎日食べる習慣を身に着けておらず、気になっていたところ、お味噌汁を飲むことなら簡単にできると気づき、毎日飲むようにしています。色々調べてみると、醗酵食品は、保存性が高いだけではなく、栄養価も高くなり、他の食品と一緒にとる事で、効能もあがるようですね。好きなものを毎日無理せず食べて、体にもいいなら言うことありませんね。ところで、みなさんは、何のお味噌汁の具が好きですか?
This is also a fermented food Korean famous pickles - Kimchi. It was a home cooked present and so delicious! I could not stop eating. Thank you so much!
さて、こちらも、醗酵食品のキムチです。手作りのものを頂きました。ありがとうございました!これなら、美味しくて、野菜もたくさん食べれます!

6 comments:

Sly pan said...

Katsuo-bushi (dried bonito) is also fermented food, isn't it ? I like combination of miso soup and onigiri with okaka, both of which happen to contain fermented food.

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Hi Sly pan! After a long absence, how have you been? Yes, and Dried bonito is used for soup stock as well. You also like Natto (Fermented soybeans), don't you?

Sly pan said...

I'm fine and busy now a days. I am going to South Africa in the next week again. Yes, I like Natto too. As a matter of fact, I had Natto/Okura Curry Rice in yesterday's lunch.

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You like NEBA NEBA things. :>
Take care and don't work too much.

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