After Japanese class, I met my friend Miwako for lunch and we went to a Gruel Restaurant. I’m not entirely sure of what gruel is, but I think it is something like porridge – you know three bears and Goldilocks. There were different kinds of gruel on the menu and different choices in the lunch set menu.
There were three gruel choices without meat – spinach and bean, shrimp and tomato, and my choice, pumpkin with crab. Pumpkin in Japan is more like butternut squash than orange pumpkin in the US. The gruel was delicious and I chose a shrimp and squid side and mango custard for dessert. I'm not sure what Miwako ate, but I think it was something with meat.