3. 冬の食事
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Hello, this is podcast episode number 7. Just the other day, italki published an article I wrote for them. My typical lessons often teach grammar but in this article I think it has more practical learning content. It explains the difference in nuances for conversational phrases often used by Japanese people. Here's the link to check it out if you'd like. https://tinyurl.com/majpn-italki-article1


Today, in my morning lesson we talked about eating habits. What about you all? What kind of eating habits do you have? For me, I eat mostly the same things throughout the year. In the mornings I eat spaghetti, but I also often have chicken, salmon, or Natto. For some reason, I bought Natto with Yakiniku sauce on it, I was surprised how well the flavors complimented each other, it was delicious.


The kind of Natto Kanto and Kansai regions sell are a bit different. In Osaka, they sell a minced Natto called Hikiwari Natto. I've never seen that kind of Natto sold in Tokyo grocery stores. It feels like the soy sauce and miso flavors are weaker as well. Even though I’m originally from Tokyo, I’ve always thought the Miso Soup was too salty and Kansai thought the Kansai style seasoning tastes better.


It will be winter soon, so lately I’ve been eating a lot of Nabe too. In Japan, Nabe is a winter staple dish. Outside of Japan it’s called Hotpot. I call it a dish but there’s no special rules for how to make it. Nabe is just boiled meat, vegetables, fish and other things boiled together and eaten with Ponzu or Sesame sauce on top. My favorite ingredients for Nabe are napa cabbage and pork. You boil the cabbage first for about 5 minutes then put in the pork. Once the pork is cooked through, add the Ponzu sauce and enjoy! It's very easy, simple, and delicious, I recommend trying it.


Ok, tomorrow is another normal day of lessons. I’ve already received the topic for my next article from the italki team, so tomorrow while I’m working I’ll be thinking about what I should write about for the next topic.  Well I think I’ll end it here, see you next time and thanks for listening!

Transcript and English translation by: Rob


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