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Lunch Box 475: The five color groups


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5 food groups I'm calling the main part of this lunch a sanshoku donburi with edamame, eggs, and the last of the Thanksgiving turkey. It doesn't match any of the recipes I've seen, but on the other hand the variety of the recipes is proof that there is no one standard. It has three colors - that's what sanshoku means - over rice, and that's close enough for government work. By the way, "shoku" (spelled with a different kanji) means "food," so, phonetically, "sanshoku" can mean "three color" (三色) or "three foods" (三食). Japanese is a great language for puns and double meanings.

On the side I have, of course, baked purple sweet potato, and in addition a half moon rice cake.

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