Stamina Food -Japanese-

Posted January 17th, 2009 in Food 3 Comments »

I cooked some stamina food to overcome this heat.  Although it wasn’t so hot today, the heat from last whole week (44 degrees!) really damaged my body energy :p

(BTW I feel terrible about Kings Park bush fire which happened yesterday…)

Those stamina food is kind of Japanese home cooking.  The right top is stir-fried garlic sprout with beansprouts and cabbage, top left is unagi donburi, and the one at the front is tako karaage (deep-fried seasoned octopus).

Garlic sprout and unagi are believed to give stamina.  In Japan, these food are eaten in summer when the temperatures and humidity are high.  People tend to lose their appetite and they ultimately suffer from summer exhaustion or summer lethargy.  These stamina food are great sources of nutrition for Japanese people in steamy hot weather.

I hope these food give us the strength to survive this long summer 🙂



3 Comments on “Stamina Food -Japanese-”

  1. 1 Tokyo Five said at 9:39 am on January 19th, 2009:

    All of the food in your photo looks 美味しいそう!
    I love all of those foods!

    I know July isn’t summer in Australia…but do you eat うなぎ on 土用の丑?

  2. 2 Tokyo Five said at 9:39 am on January 19th, 2009:

    Sorry…I forgot to put a link to my 「土用の丑」 post:

  3. 3 umepontarou said at 10:25 am on January 19th, 2009:

    Thanks! 🙂

    No, I don’t eat Unagi on 「土用の丑」 …
    As you said, July is cold winter here :p

    I think we should make Unagi Day during summer here!

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