Japan Cabinet Office Cafeteria Serves Vegetarian Meals (News)
Tokyo, April 24 (Jiji Press)—The cafeteria in the Central Common Government Offices No. 8 in Tokyo, where the Cabinet Office is located, has started serving vegetarian meals this month.
The government agency made the move since many foreign tourists with diverse eating habits are expected to visit Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
The Cabinet Office tested vegetarian lunch dishes in March in line with a request from a staff member. Since they were well-received, the cafeteria began offering the vegetarian lunch menu every Friday.
Last week's menu was "Tōfu Katsu Curry," a freeze-dried tōfu cutlet on rice topped with curry containing soy mince that mimics ground meat. The low-calorie dish was especially popular among women and was sold out by 1 p.m.
The cafeteria decides what vegetarian dishes to serve and how to cook them, in consultation with private operators. The cafeteria makes around 50 meals per day.[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]