Monday, July 2, 2012

Hospital food at Kanto Chuo / 関東中央病院の食事

As promised, this is a post about the food I ate while hospitalized at Kanto Chuo Hospital.  I know hospital food has a very poor image, especially in the States, but I had no complaints about the meals I was served.  As I am diabetic, I was served the diabetic menu (healthy and tasty).  Regular patients can actually choose from two choices of entrees.

約束通り、今回のネタは関東中央病院で食べた物です。病院の食事のイメージは良くないと分かったますが、僕は全然不満はありませんでした。味がうすいとか、不味いとか。自分は糖尿なので、糖尿食が出された。ヘルシーで美味しかったよ。



This was my first meal at the hospital.  Not a bad start.  Breakfast is served at 8:00am, lunch at 12:00pm, and dinner at 6:00pm.

病院で最初に食べた食事。これなら安心。朝食は朝8時、昼食は昼12時、夕食は夜6時。



As you can see, the portion of meat on the diabetic menu is rather sparse.

糖尿食ですから、肉の量が寂しいですね。




You can make certain requests of what not to eat when you go into the hospital.  I definitely said no natto!

嫌いな食べ物があれば入院する前に伝えたら、提供しませんよ。僕は絶対納豆食べないので、朝食には出てません。



Very healthy indeed.  I kept the menus but forgot where I placed them.  Which is why I'm not giving any descriptions of what I actually ate.

超ヘルシーでしょう。メニューはちゃんと取ってあたが、どこに置いたか忘れた。だから食べた物をちゃんと説明しておりません。





Milk is always served with breakfast.

朝食に牛乳がいつも出てました。



I think this was one of my favorites.

一番お気入りだったかも。











Only 3 shumai!  Now you should be able to understand why I was dying for a pizza!

シュウマイ3個だけ! だからピザが食べたく仕方なかったんだよ!




Nope, no bread or cold cereal!!

いや、パンやコーンフリイクはないね。



I hope you enjoyed the hospital culinary tour.

病院食のネタはいかがだったでしょうか。

5 comments:

Rurousha said...

Rice, miso soup, rice, miso soup, rice ...

What on earth would the hospital do if you said NO RICE?! :D

It reminds me a bit of school lunches, but it looks a lot better than anything I've seen in South African hospitals.

PS: Next, the nurses? ;)

StarBrooke said...

I'm also diabetic (Type 1) and was also recently hospitalized for two weeks in Japan (not a diabetes related problem - my hgba1c is 5.4, so very good). I got *so sick* of rice. It also threw me off that they consider a diet with 60% calories from carbs healthy. (A type 1 has to adjust insulin to carbs, and I thought the amount of carbs really threw off my blood sugar. A healthy diet should have more protein/fat in it.) Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed the stay alright, but I am not a fan of hospitals here or the lengthy period of time the incarcerate you. (Hard to get in, hard to get out seems to be the way...)

Elena di V. said...

I'm sorry to say that, but it's my first comment to this beautiful blog. And I'm commenting... a "hospital" post. Wish you all the best and to be careful! To subject. OMG, it's the most nice-looked hospital food I've ever seen. I suppose it tests also nice. In my country it's awful(((

Tokyo Ern said...

Well, no cute nurse photos - and they're were a few.

StarBrooke - no doubt about the long stay. My sister works for an insurance company in the U.S. and could not believe how long my stay was for a broken wrist, or why I was even hospitalized for a broken wrist!

I am half-Japanese and rice has always been a staple food in our family.


Elena di V: Took a peak at your blog. Beautiful pictures. Left a comment as well. Yes, the food was actually delicious!

Elena di V. said...

Thank you for the comment! And I suppose, you are getting better: with broken wrist posting a lot. Is it unnatural to be hospitalized with broken wrist? And leg?