Lunch, lunch and more lunch

Google's fancy and free cafeteria has been buzzing the blogs recently, but here are some more lunch links.

  • Mari - Diary has links to some Japanese web pages about shashoku, or company cafeteria food. Some examples: Montblanc in Hamburg, Germany serves what looks like a Dampfnudel (steamed dumpling) filled with cherries and served with custard and cream - as a main course! Softbank, a tech company in Japan, has a cafeteria that looks either terribly kitschy or very chic, depending on your point of view.
  • Weight Loss Success Stories, a blog about - well, weight loss, notes that the Google Cafeteria's offering may help their fast-food addicted new employees lose weight because they are so healthy. If only the rest of us had their chefs...
  • If your company doesn't have a great cafeteria but you're always rushed for time, Edible Tulip offers tips on how to make a very healthy and delicious looking Everything But The Kitchen Sink Salad in no time flat, to tote along to work.
  • And if you are working from home, The Hungry Tiger tells you how to cook a savory porridge. Not sure how I feel about savory oatmeal...I'll have to try it.

My ideal lunch would be a properly made obento, with that nice balance of carbs (usually rice) and other things, the okazu. Unfortunately I rarely have the time ro make a proper obento...I usually end up just eating some fruit or something. I should really try to change that. Here is a great LiveJournal community dedicated to obento lunches.

What did you have for lunch today?

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