Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hospital food

Byouinshoku

Lunch, PPD (post partum day) 0



Pasta salad, fried pork cutlet sandwiches, seafood au gratin, swiss roll with fruit.

Dinner PPD 0



Pork cutlets, soup, sushi, chawan-mushi (a kind of savory custard), udo (edible root crop) with a miso sauce

Breakfast, PPD 1



Ham, cheese, tomato and lettuce sandwiches, soup, fresh fruit, salad

Lunch, PPD 1



Curry with cheese, chilled cream of corn soup, panna cotta with fruit, salad with miso dressing

Dinner, PPD 1



Sashimi, soup, spinach with a tofu dressing, rice with mushrooms and bamboo shoots, tempura, fresh strawberries

Lunch, PPD 2



Fresh fruit, futomaki sushi, soba, daikon salad

Dinner, PPD2



Blancmange with strawberry sauce, cream croquettes with tuna, rice, proscuitto and ruccola pizza, chicken salad

(I keep forgetting to bring my camera to breakfast!)

Lunch PPD3



Sashimi with yamaimo, egg drop soup, rice, pork cutlets, pumpkin with bamboo shoots

(And I forgot to bring it to dinner this day as well)

Breakfast PPD 4



Salad, miso soup, pickles, rice, grilled fish (I think it was sea bream), taro with octopus

What is it they usually say about hospital food? But it gets better...

6 comments:

coppercorn said...

Dude, that food is like 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better than the hospital food in America. If we got that it wouldn't be so bad staying a week... I always had to send Steve out to get me real food (and coffee - hospital decaf, WTF? Actually he just went to the nurse's station to get me real coffee.)

You said "take the camera to dinner" - do they not bring the food to your room?

sheri said...

Wow. And they only kept me one day with the Little Missy (born at 4:18 am Monday, sent home Tuesday morning) and two days with the J-Boy (born 9:39 pm Thursday, sent home Saturday midday). I don't remember the food either time, except for the couples dinner they served for the Husband and me in my room while they kept the J-Boy in the nursery the second night.

Livy said...

OMG, the food are looking sooo YUMMY!!!
There's no such thing happening here, and it's not gonna be in a million year.
You're so lucky (^_^)v

I'm so glad you're having great services there, that means both you and the baby are in good hands.
I've read about it in a magazine, so many clinics in Japan are treating their patients in a very good way.
That's great, cos after giving birth, we need good rest and yummy food and some piece of mind, so we could enjoy breastfeed the baby (not having baby blues at all).

I'm so happy for you (^_^)v

pumpkinmommy said...

Jilly, this particular place is known for its food. Like most Japanese hospitals, patients well enough to get up are expected to go to the dining hall. The day of birth, they bring you your meals to your room. You can tell from the pictures on the first day, the table in my room is light in color, and in the later pictures, the dining hall tables are dark in color. Also, one of the nights they were doing the "celebration dinner" (it's probably like sheri's couples dinner) in the dining hall, and I was the only one who was supposed to walk to the dining hall (the other moms had all given birth that day) so they brought my food to my room, which gave them more time to set the tables. The dining hall had a machine that made coffee fresh, which you were free to use during normal visiting hours.

angelena99 said...

Oh my gosh, I am STARVING after looking at those pictures!

I asked to get out of the hospital as soon as I could after the first one - he was born at 5:30am and we were on our way home at noon, after scarfing down some Y2K eggs (powdered), because let's face it, after laboring all night I was pretty hungry. My sisters-in-law cooked up a delicous feast and brought it over for dinner.

But really, you're pictures look even better than that!

Annie Cat said...

I am sooooooo jealous.