Monday, January 30, 2017

Breakfast at a cafe

I took two annual checkup in a row.
Last Saturday I went to a checkup center (not a hospital, though it is a hospital annex), and took some tests such as usual health check, electrocardiogram, breast and cervical cancer test and X-ray.
Of course I went there without having breakfast.
The checkup was finished around 10 AM, so after that I took breakfast at a café in the checkup center.
 
 
 
They serve two options, Japanese type and Western type. I chose Western type, and we also chose the number of slices of toast from 1 to 4. I chose 2 slices of toast. --- AND this café is in the checkup center, it means they control calories severely --- it means the toast is served without butter and jam
 Instead of them they serve two slices of thick ham, and fresh salad with dressing.
Of course they serve coffee or tea.
Not so bad. -- of course it would be better if they had served butter and jam.
 
And this morning I went to a clinic to take gastroscopy test.
Since I eradicate pylori bacteria, I need to take this test once a year.
I was given a general anesthetic, the test was done smoothly.
After that the doctor showed me the photos.
Though there seemed to be nothing wrong in my stomach, the wall of my stomach was not so smooth than the doctor expected  in spite of eradicating pylori bacteria.  It cannot be helped, it's me. Just to keep avoid getting "bad" oil and too hot foods. ( I add the word "too", the doctor advised me to avoid just hot foods)
The test was finished about 10.
So I dropped by a café to have breakfast.


 
I didn't drip tabasco. What a good girl I was!!
 
Anyway the accurate data is going to be delivered in two weeks.
 

7 comments:

AikenJan said...

I am curious...what would the Japanese breakfast be there? I think I can safely say that here in the US, green leafy salad would not be included in our "Western" breakfast! Jan

Marta Goebel said...

Agreed! Unless perhaps in some tropical states where they get more greens and fruit with all meals.

Marta Goebel said...

Agreed! Although in some tropical states they serve more greens and fruit with all meals in general- so perhaps there...

Mieko said...

Jan, thanks for your comments. The menu of Japanese style is, a bowl of rice instead of toast, miso soup with vegetables instead of coffee (though green tea is served for free even for western style)', natto instead of yoghurt, and poached egg ( we call onset tamagotchi) instead of boiled egg, and probably the ham and salad is he same.
And the word said is called sa-la-da in Japanese. Eating fresh leaves comes from western style, I think. And eating some vegetables which are boiled , shimmered, or pickled for,breakfast is Japanese style. So the breakfast even though it is a Japanese style, or western style, is modified to our current life in Japan.

Mieko said...

Thanks for your comments, Marta,.eating fresh fruits for breakfast. Is also Western Style--- it however the word Western style seems not to be suitable word. Foreign breakfast style.

AikenJan said...

Fruit is often eaten for breakfast here...with yogurt, on top on cereal, or just a banana eaten alone, etc. but it usually isn't referred to as "salad." Westerners do have fruit salads (think Waldorf salad) but that usually has a sweet dressing, often nuts and other ingredients such as celery.
We usually think of salad as something such as you had in your photo...leafy greens, or perhaps raw cabbage, spinach, etc.
Recently on a cruise,on the daily breakfast buffet there was always a smoked or pickled fish offering for the many (northern) Europeans aboard at another area, but never a choice of a leafy salad. And definitely no natto! LOL (that is a joke between Mieko and me!)
I think Western style is an appropriate word, Mieko. Jan

Mieko said...

I'm very happy that about just "breakfast" we had a lot of talk! Thanks!!