Have you ever heard of “Ghibli School Lunches”? It certainly sounds a lot better than the school lunches you are used to, huh? These special Ghibli-themed school lunches are being served inside a middle school in Mishima, Japan. A flier from the school was posted on twitter and it got a whopping 44,000 retweets. The flier stated that the school will be serving special food inspired by ones featured in the Studio Ghibli movies, from October 27 – 31, 2014.
The October 27 menu featured food from Porco Rosso. It contained spaghetti with tomato sauce, salmon with cream sauce, half an orange, and vegetable soup.
The October 28 menu meanwhile featured food from My Neighbor Totoro and it included rice, sardines, milk, and miso soup
The October 29 menu featured food from the movie Ponyo which included ramen and dumplings
Castle in the Sky was the focus of the October 30 menu and it featured fried egg, bread, and meatball stew.
Finally, the October 31 menu was perfect for Halloween as it focused on Kiki’s Delivery Service (which is of course about a witch). It contained pumpkin pie, tomato and egg soup, sauteed vegetables, and rice.
While the food most certainly did not look like the ones featured in the movies, the Mishima Middle Shool really tried its best to replicate them in their meals. I really am a chef and I’ve cooked for school lunches before, and trying to cook a lot of these meals for hungry students in a short period of time is certainly hard. While the presentation is a bit off, the school does get points for effort as it managed to turn some boring school lunches into some very interesting ones. I wish my school did something like this.
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