Just to wrap up Girls Day, I wanted to post some photos of our dinner. I left work a bit early today so I could be home on time for dinner. Because it is Girls Day, a Japanese traditional holiday celebrating young ladies, my wife made a nice, traditional dinner. Here is the chirashi:
This is sushi rice, topped with Bluefin Tuna (maguro), boiled shrimp, cooked egg, and ikura or fish eggs. She used a round cake pan to make the shape, which was clever. 🙂
She also made a nice boiled Manila clams:
We also had some clam soup made with shiradashi (白だし), which is like regular dashi-fish broth, but has a lighter flavor and comes in liquid form, not powder. Thus the soup is often clear with a lighter, less salty flavor. Really nice, traditional soups often seem to use shiradashi.
Little Guy is too young to eat any of this, so he got his own special meal of rice balls, spinach and a little bit of Chirashi:
This is Little Guy’s favorite plate because he loves the cartoon Anpanman. His favorite character is Baikinman (the purple character at the top). When he sees Baikinman, he grunts really loud because he’s trying to imitate Baikinman’s voice. I will make a video of it someday, hopefully. It’s really funny.
Princess was a little spoiled today. She got to have extra treats, drinks she likes, etc.
Both Princess and Little Guy like to sing in microphones or dance silly. Little Guy is still too young to stand up and walk, so he just sits and wiggles his arms when he wants to dance. I do silly dancing for the kids and wife, which everyone enjoys.
Anyhow, it was fun family evening.
Hope you ladies all had a good day too.
1 Actually I like CN Blue also because they’re a good Korean rock group, but also not too corporate either. More recent songs like Hey You are quite fun to listen to.