A sushi lunch. Whole and basic.
The rice is genmai (brown rice), simply flavored. This first is a makizushi filled with goya bitter squash, wrapped in nori.
Ginnan (ginkgo nut) and natto.
They are the fruits of ginkgo tree, that I always mispell. They are gathered and cleaned Autumn (the outer part stinks, really).
I broke the shell, took it away, boiled the nuts and took out the little skin. It’s also possible to slightly break the shell and then roast them. They have to be eaten in small amounts to avoid toxicity. Well 4 is OK.
Natto sesame. It’s an uramaki, with the rice rolled around.
With wasabi and pickled ginger. Soy sauce too. Served with sencha green tea.