Soba noodles, red shiso pickled cucumbers, mustard pickled cucumbers, ham onion mushroom and cheese omelette, pickled pumpkin and zucchini in olive oil and lemon juice. Ok, today is a bit heavy on the veg and very heavy on the cucumber (welcome to summer at ours!) but not too shoddy, huh? He takes noodle broth in a flask and dips the noodles in it before he eats them.
Well apparently one of the other guys in the office thought cold soba noodles looked like a nice change from endless cold rice lunches. So he went home and told his wife about the soba lunch box idea. This guy is in his fifties so I assume his wife is, too. Apparently she could not get her head around the idea of cold noodles in a lunchbox.
Impossible, she said.
But Fukase-san's wife does it, he said.
You can't eat that, she said.
But Fukase-san does, he said.
You need rice in a bento box, she said.
And he gave up.
And Today K had soba noodles for lunch again.
And you can eat that.
He did eat it.
And he said it was great.