Tonight's dinner was Udon at home. More than 10 years ago, I didn't want to eat Udon at home because it was not good. Actually I tried to search for good udon pack at any supermarkets or food shops in Japan, but in vain anytime.
However, recent revolution on mail order changed this idea completely.
I can order the Sanuki Udon being far away from Shikoku, where Sanuki udon was born. Also the preserving technique of rare udon noodles are amazing both in packaging and in transporting it to my home. Thus, I can have the real Sanuki Udon at home now.
Tonight Udon was really good. But it costs ONLY 100 yen or so for a poerson. Unbelievable !
After udon, I took desert, Japanese orange or mikan.
Mikan is really different from American orange ( California orange or something like that). Mikan is smaller and softer than those of many other countires. In NZ, where I used to live, there was similar orange called Mandarin, but it was not exactly Mikan either.
Mikan is soft and very sweet. It's easy to peel off the skin, so it's Japanese (probably) most popular fruit food, I think.
Mikan is a kind of symbolic food of Japan in Winter. We have always had mikan in Winter on the tables, desks, or on the kotatsu in my memory.
This year, mikan's price seems lower than past years becasue of too much harvest. I can't go without mikan every Winter !