The other night my mom invited Mike and me over for dinner. It was an assortment of home-cooked Japanese food. This is the kind of food that we missed when we were living in Texas. Mike and I never had time to cook these time-consuming dishes that my mom cooked. We usually ate one dish meals and occasionally had a side dish if we had the time to spare.
araimo (Chinese taro), green beans, carrots, bamboo shoots, fried tofu, chicken, konnyaku, water chestnut, daikon, shitake mushrooms,
Japanese Style Potato Salad. Potatoes, onions, cucumbers, kamaboko, carrots, mayonnaise. I'm sure that there are other ingredients, but that is what I could taste in her salad.