Monday, October 21, 2013

Week 37 - October 15-21, 2013

The tall apartment build behind the Direx store was started since our arrival to Kumamoto.  It is starting to look like an apartment building.  We had a funny experience.  There was a very little old crowded Direx store in front of it when we first came last February.  Direx is a great place to shop.  We used it a lot for shopping.  It has a good variety of groceries, small appliances, cloths etc.  One day we went shopping and it had been closed.  We were soooo sad.  We watched it being torn down.  We wondered if it was going to be parking lot for the apartment building.  Recently they started building on the site.  We were so happy when a Direx sign went up.  It looks like we will soon be able to shop at a new, larger improved store.
We see Japanese persimmons in the grocery stores now.  They are delicious.  When we were in the country we saw this persimmons tree.  You can see ripe persimmons on the tree.
They have multiple seeds inside that are about the size of a cherry pit.  The most seeds I have seen in them so far was four.  You can see a seed on top of the cut fruit and one that is embedded in the slice of fruit it is sitting on.
I have been looking for cattle.  We finally found a barn full of Holsteins.  I grew up on a dairy farm in Wyoming.  My dad milked Holsteins just like these.  We have not found many places with cattle in this area.  These are the first Holsteins.
Monday was one of the Kumamoto Elders birthday.  I make curry for a dinner birthday party.  This Elder is from Japan and curry is one of the few things from Japan I know how to make.  Here is the recipe given to me by two wonderful Japanese Sisters missionaries for my birthday.

Japanese Curry 
Box of curry
1 carrot
2 small potatoes
2 onions
200 grams or more of meat thinly sliced ( I have used beef or pork)
800 cc water

1.  Slice vegetables into bit size pieces.

2.  Fry potato, carrots, onion and meat
3.  Add water, turn off heat
4.  Add curry cubes, sir until melted
5.  Put back on low heat, stirring occasionally.
6.  Serve on rice.
Serves 3-4 adults

When it is served the Japanese way, the rice is put on one half of the bowl and the curry on the other.  They mix it as desired as they eat.  I would have spread it over the top of the rice.  It is delicious and could be make with chicken or a mix of the three meats.

Scripture for the Week:
Be thou humble; and the Lord they God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers.  D&C 112:10

1 comment:

Delirious said...

Have you tried the pummelos? I have really enjoyed them this year!