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Woman Gives Birth In Japan, Shows What Food She Was Fed In The Hospital
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Woman Gives Birth In Japan, Shows What Food She Was Fed In The Hospital

If there’s one thing that seems to have a horrible reputation no matter where you go, it’s hospital food; bland, colorless, vomit-inducing meals that make the reason you’re there seem bearable in comparison. A woman who recently gave birth in Japan, however, has just shared 12 of the meals she was served during her stay in the maternity ward, and they look tastier than half of the restaurants we’ve ever visited. Food presentation is crucial in the Land of the Rising Sun, and it would appear that even hospitals take this cultural tradition seriously.

Since the woman’s post went viral, users from all over the globe – especially the US – now want to give birth in Japan, including men. We’re not sure if these gourmet spreads are offered to people in the hospital for other reasons, but if you’re in Tokyo and feel like getting a ‘surprise’ injury to find out, let us know how it goes.

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Omuraisu, Macaroni Salad, Chicken Soup, Squid Rings, Fruit, Green Tea

Mushroom Pasta, Potato Salad, Broccoli And Bacon Salad, Chicken Soup, Fruit, Bread, Green Tea

Chicken Fingers With Shredded Cabbage Salad, Bitter Melon Stir Fry, Agedashi Tofu, Carrot Salad, Rice, Miso Soup

Salmon, Tofu, Spinach Salad, Natto, Miso Soup, Rice, Milk

Fried Fish With Tartar Sauce, Braised Mountain Potatoes, Hijiki Salad, Spinach And Carrot Stir Fry, Rice, Green Tea

Camembert And Raisins, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Kabocha, Lotus Root With Gravy, Corn Soup, Rice, Salad, Tiramisu, Fruit, Orange Juice, Green Tea

Chicken With Mushroom Sauce, Braised Pumpkin And Pork, Daikon Carrot Salad, Rice, Miso Soup, Chawan Mushi

Cod, Shredded Cabbage Salad, Pasta Salad, Sweet Potato And Peas, Rice, Green Tea

Salmon With Mushroom Sauce, Soba Noodles, Rice, Eggplant And Beef, Broccoli, Hijiki Salad

Mackerel, Konbu Salad, Natto, Spinach Salad, Miso Soup, Rice, Milk, Green Tea

Braised Vegetables, Niku Jaga (Meat And Potatoes), Cucumber And Baby Corn Salad, Rice, Miso Soup, Green Tea

Sea Bream, Pasta Salad, Chicken Meatballs, Pickled Daikon, Rice, Miso Soap, Chawan Mushi, Green Tea

Needless to say, people were impressed

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Neeraj Jha
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4 years ago

Are they only serving these in the maternity ward? #AskingForAFriend

Ok Ha-Neul
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4 years ago

yea ditto if i were to say "accidentally" break my leg would i get all of that? #askingforapatient

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Spaghetti Monster
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4 years ago

Her husband bought them. Secretly.

Jeff Adanza
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4 years ago

I agree.

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İdil
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4 years ago

12 meals?! How long does it take to give birth in Japan?!

Echo
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4 years ago

3 meals a day so 4 days? That's not terribly long. Sometime people need to to recover. That being said it just looks like food to me with some Asian influences which I find yummy but not noteworthy.

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Ellis
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4 years ago

Everyone's talking about the food, but look at the dishes it's served in! Those hospital plates and bowls look better than what I have at home!

Yugan Talovich
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4 years ago

In Taiwan we have National Health, like Obamacare Plus. A couple years ago, I had my hip replaced. The food in the hospital was delicious! and there was so much I could barely finish it. If you cross out some extras I had thrown in, the surgery + week stay cost about US$100. (About US$25 is deducted from my pay every month)

KJ Tung
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4 years ago

It's all about the bottom line here. A hospital gave me a cheese sandwich and a little cup of Apple juice after being in the ER for eight hours.

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
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4 years ago

*looks at jello*.....* throws it out the window* so unfair.

Diane Toucour
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4 years ago

Better than some food served in many restaurants in my country. Japan is a supernation !

Natalia Sanchez
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4 years ago

Wow such variety in every meal. It all looks spledid.

Erin Zelnio
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4 years ago

The Japanese--as do many Asian cultures--understand one of the biggest contributions to how food tastes is how eaters view it. If it looks tasty, your brain will assume it's tasty, and it takes a strong negative reaction from your taste buds to change that.

Ellis
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4 years ago

The Dutch mash veggies with potatoes. Build a mountain out of it and pour gravy on the mountain top. Kind of like a gravy-exploding veggie-volcano. Yup, what your food looks like definitely matters!🙃

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varwenea
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4 years ago

Aside from the food, I'm amazed that she wasn't kicked out of the hospital less than 12 meal's time the way it is done in the US.

Ellis
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4 years ago

That's one of the many reasons the US simply isn't always the greatest nation on earth

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Gabi Schlatter
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4 years ago

Say what you will about St. Louis, but I've had a few overnight stays at in two different hospitals (sucks to have an autoimmune disease), and I get a menu with a broad selection. I can get pretty much as much as I want and the food is yummy.

Marilyn Dilly
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4 years ago

Gabi Schlatter, I agree with your comment about St. Louis hospitals. Unfortunately, over the past few years, my husband and I have been patients in 6 different hospitals in the area. We were able to order from an extensive menu in each case. I remember choices such as stir frys, custom grill orders, homemade type desserts like apple pie, fresh fruits, pizza, fresh baked rolls, etc. The worst part was that with all that yummy food, scheduled surgeries and tests keep us from eating part of the time. lol

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Tony Masia
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4 years ago

...Or you could go to a Japanese restaurant

Moose Face
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4 years ago

"free healthcare tho" Japan's healthcare is also mostly socialised and highly regulated. Nobody has any excuse.

Anna Sheridan
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4 years ago

So healthy! No wonder the life expectancy is so high in Japan

rafiki❤
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4 years ago

i'm drooling. last time i went to the hospital (for surgery for a cleft lip and palate) the food was barely substandard. this stuff looks gourmet...:/

Victoria Pietsch
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4 years ago

It all looks so good, and then I realized one of the dishes is natto... ehh. Fermented beans...

Ramona Schaefer
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4 years ago

This looks like the food in a 5-star hotel... wow... Must be an excellent and expensive hospital

Erica Mauricio
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4 years ago

Did you give birth at the GRAND HYATT IN JAPAN IN THEIR PENTHOUSE? I HEARD THEY HAD A DR.DR . BUT WOW U STAYED THE WHOLE TIME NICE.

Azure Adams
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4 years ago

Japan rules!!

Debbie Reynolds
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4 years ago

I want to go there & pretend to be sick. That food looks so good & is making me hungry.

NQ L
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4 years ago

I'm in. Let's go. I'll pretend to be sick just to eat their food. LOL

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Maria DeArman
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4 years ago

Is she giving birth to a king?

Mai Tucci
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4 years ago

I was hospitalized i Japan for a week.. ( had to removed gal bladder stone) Yes, the food are very good.. and I can’t believed I was sad when I went home. i missed the hospital food:(

Linda Viswat
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4 years ago

I lived in Japan for many years and was hospitalized on several occasions and the food was wonderful. I told one of the nutritionists at Osaka University Medical Center that they should publish a book with the recipes. You'll also notice by the number of pictures the woman posted that her hospital stay was about one week--typical for a normal delivery in Japan.

Rebekah
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4 years ago

The last baby I had, the hospital had a menu to choose from. Like a serious restaurant- style menu.

Meowton Mewsk
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4 years ago

That’s how it was when my sister was hospitalized here in the states. Probably depends on what kind of area you live in.

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Evgeniya Khon
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4 years ago

I wonder what Miso Soap from the last picture tastes like lol

Adriana E. Henricy
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4 years ago

I think they know how important is to eat when you are sick.

KK
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4 years ago

These are so beautiful <3. Glad the hospitals are able to give these to patients. If you want to look at more japanese food there's a relaxing and wholesome show on Netflix called "Gourmet Samurai". It's about a retired man eating food.

Kjorn
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4 years ago

wow. in some place here they make toast the day before or in the morning and send it to hospital and them microwave them to make them warm.

Cat on a bike
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4 years ago

Better than any lunch I ever had.

Krish Malhotra
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4 years ago

Ittadakimasu !

Lawrence Morris
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4 years ago

Our hospital food will not make you well

Lawrence Morris
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4 years ago

The hospital food here will kill you, or keep the bed occupied far longer. It certainly is not food to make you well.

Thomas Hoey
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4 years ago

Actually, I had to stay for 2 days in my local US Hospital, and while certainly the food I was served wasn't as beautiful as some of these meals, I found the food to be high quality, and actually quite good, and I'm a foodie.

Gigg
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4 years ago

Miso soap )))

Michal Peled
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4 years ago

disgusting... I would puke just smelling this

Lori Dennis
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4 years ago

First, what was she doing in the hospital for 12 days? Here, women go home the same day practically. And secondly, sorry I don't find that food appetizing LOL But if I did like all that, I'm sure I would find it appetizing. At least she had several items on her tray.

Karin Morris
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4 years ago

The interesting part and the reason the japanese are so much smaller than we Americans is the portion size, there is a lot of dishes but the portions are much smaller. And there was very little red meat. Very healthy people.

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
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4 years ago

I'll have the "Camembert And Raisins, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Kabocha, Lotus Root With Gravy, Corn Soup, Rice, Salad, Tiramisu, Fruit, Orange Juice, Green Tea." to go please!

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
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4 years ago

Shame you can't go back and edit comments on here. But I can't imagine this being served in New Zealand Hospitals either.

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Stefania Abruzzi
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4 years ago

Ist this hospital a 4* restaurant ?!?!

Gayle Hunter-Gatherer
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4 years ago

Last time I was in the hospital, I left when I was still sick, because the food was inedible and I wasn't getting better.

Eve Sharp
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4 years ago

wow - no wonder they live longer and don't have the obesity problems seen everywhere where fast food/western style eating exists.

Bethany
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4 years ago

I like the first comment lol

Olga Mironova
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4 years ago

I gave birth in Russia... I lost 13 kilos at the hospital:) poor soup, cereals and tea thats all ( and that was awful) my family brought me food there

Marcel Du Crocq
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4 years ago

I think she never left...😳

Star
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4 years ago

Nice. When I was in the hospital I got soggy chicken fingers and jello, or something.

Katie F
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4 years ago

this is because they want the patient to have a good foot in the door when it comes to healing and nutrition is a great way to start. This helps lower the return rate of patients and the overall quality of the tax paying citizens. Now, maternity leave can be taken as far as 8 weeks before birth and about the same amount after. Normally this is paid by your employer at least 50% of the salary. And not to worry, if the child is late the union will pay up to an extra 105 days of maternity leave. PLus if your employer is very stingy and you really cant afford to be on leave much longer this coverage can be passed on to the husband as well. Over all maternity care and leave is something taken very seriously in japan. we believe that healing starts from the inside and a good staple is hearty,nutricious food that can boost healing. (2)

Katie F
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4 years ago

in japan we have something called shakai hoken when is basically social insurance paid by the union but the employer is most heavily involved. of course there are some bumps and conditions (must be eligable, employed before pregnancy, and have signed an employment contract at least a week before pregnancy{even though thats not exactly something you can control}) but all in all its great compared to the US. Japan (as well as many other countries) take maternity care very very seriously because these are the working men and women that can and will pilot the future,these are their tax paying citizens. The taxes are distributed at least a little better than the US in terms of what should be prioty (NOT military budgets). This means that the taxes people pay can benefit them more directly. Now with hospital functions and meals this is something not taken lightly what so ever. (1)

Bill Furnish
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4 years ago

Services sucked. The guy I was put with was literally crapping all over the place. He was on a forced three day cleanse for a colonoscopy. Last day there I was able to order whatever I wanted for dinner got an appearingly looking hand formed 1/2 lb. Cheeseburger, steak fries, beef barley soup like mom would make,obligitory lime Jello, and a lemon ice. My favorite! Was in for a possible partial bowel obstruction. Felt like giving birth or another hernia! IfI didn't have it going in possibly whenI left. They said to find out for sure they would need to cut me open. I declined that offer.

Bill Furnish
Community Member
4 years ago

P.S. they brought in a third roomie. Large black gentleman. Overheard him on the phone talking about Burger King, then saying "got any canned fruit,Peaches?". His apparent wife comes in, they close the privacy curtain. I can hear him shoveling it down. Nurse comes in and she tries to observe the patient. His wife is running very efficent defense. Every move is blocked by her. She asks what he wants for dinner then says oh your on the nothing to eat pending surgery list! I hope he did not literally kill himself with that meal his wife brought in!

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Gee Kay
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4 years ago

I would surely starve to death. Bleh. (Although the presentation is beautiful, not a thing sounded tasty).

Sansa Blacktyde
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4 years ago

I just can't get over how beautifully presented it was! The food I got when I had my babies was cold, congealed slop and burnt toast.

Quito Barajas
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4 years ago

It's sad how many people don't know how great Japan is

Shannon Prestegard
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4 years ago

What is she complaining g about?

Sandra McIntyre Cramer
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4 years ago

How long was she there for. That is alot of meals. My daughter was in and out in 1 day,lol.

Maverick rudometkin
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4 years ago

this is because countries outside the u.s. actually care about its people

Maureen Ko
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4 years ago

The Japanese take food presentation seriously. In Hawaii, some hospitals treat with an in room romantic dinner for the happy couple. Steak and a bunch of sides.

Maureen Ko
Community Member
4 years ago

Japanese take their food presentations seriously. In Hawaii, some hospitals offer an in room dining special for happy couples. Steak.

Barry Rashford
Community Member
4 years ago

I am a man and would love to give birth in Japan. I hope they are serving this all over the hospital.

Sherly Valentine
Community Member
4 years ago

actually .. why they give that food bec japan is decreased for new born baby ~ all of adult type in japan didn't want to married or have baby ~ that's why they server good food to new mother ^_^

Attila Dinnyés
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4 years ago

Brace yourselves, Hungary is coming http://korhazikoszt.tumblr.com/

María B. Kaiser
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4 years ago

I think the interesting thing to know is if these meals are served in a public hospital. I mean, if everyone in Japan would be able to receive them. If this is a private hospital, then maybe this is post is not that special after all.

Willie D'Kay
Community Member
4 years ago

I gave birth in our tiny little local clinic for my oldest (so small they couldn't give epidurals) and in a higher class hospital for my youngest (so I could get an epidural). At all Japanese hospitals it is a standard 5 day stay of luxury, 3 glorious meals and a hefty snack also, all so the mother can rest and recover to be healthy and well able to care for the baby after they go home.

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Melissa D
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4 years ago

Okay this is where I'm going to give birth

Roni Santos
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4 years ago

An expensive hospital in Sta. Rosa, Laguna served my diabetic wife with these junk twice! 0-02-06-c3...a083d1.jpg 0-02-06-c344b205dcf3b5e601524d6006a726fe0544e8dcf858429c5f6beae21151e6f8_full-59dae1aa083d1.jpg

Kristine Phillips
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4 years ago

Yummy!

Тенчо Димитров
Community Member
4 years ago

the question is , is this country hospital that you get service from health insurance or is private hospital that you pay from your savings ...

Christina Aul
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4 years ago

I'm impressed by the number of meals - how many days was she in hospital? Here, you get 24 hours, then boots to the backsides of mom and baby unless there was a problem...

Keith Freitas
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4 years ago

Looks like the same food you would get from an Asian Restuarant. If some of you think this is bad you haven't been in a hospital recently. Which is a good thing. I think they feed the same kind of food in an American hospital as they do in Public Schools. Japanese Schools actual cook the food fresh and not out of a can or pre-packaged. Japanese children participate in helping cooking, setting up and cleaning.

MyPlane150
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4 years ago

Rest assured, she is paying for those. Maybe not American hospital prices but still not cheap.

Bill Furnish
Community Member
4 years ago

National health insurance,generally meals are not covered but extra so you pay for what you want to eat. So says my Japanese mother.

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Monica Siciliano
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4 years ago

ah, Japan..... <3

Devil Vape
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4 years ago

amazing post!

Dalton Andrade
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4 years ago

I wanna eat all those things!

Erica Mauricio
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn where t the Grand Hyatt in japan?did u give birth in their penthouse?

Virginia Haglund
Community Member
4 years ago

awesome,ive been hospitalized long time ago,but my food never look like this....i remember when i was in maternity that was 1984,what ive got efter delivering my baby was a glass of cold blueberry soup and bread with cheese and bacon.

Tracy Moorhead
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4 years ago

I was in the hospital for a atotal Kee Relacement, the food was fantastic!

Esther Td
Community Member
4 years ago

Which hospital is this??

Jia Hu
Community Member
4 years ago

In China and Taiwan there's a monthly recovery rest. Not sure about Japan though.

Nick Razzleflamm
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4 years ago

Must be shit expensive tho

Willie D'Kay
Community Member
4 years ago

It depends. The government pays you roughly $5,000 after giving birth as reimbursement. My sister-in-law did all home births so she actually profited at the end of it. I did the little local hospital for my first and had a bit left over to pocket. I still got those luxury meals though. For my second I went to a bigger hospital so I could get an epidural. The epidural put us $2,000 over reimbursement. But the care and everything was so fabulous.

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Minh PN
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4 years ago

I'm confused! Should I be outraged or impressed? There should be instruction on how I should feel when see these pictures, otherwise it would simply be " woman take picture of food before eating"

Richard Petch
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4 years ago

Looks like the NHS in England need to pull their socks up and provide proper food like this instead of the slops they provide now, they preach at the patients to eat healthy but then provide you with meals that are exactly the opposite.

Rene J Hueppi
Community Member
4 years ago

I remember the hospital in Aarau, Switzerland, where my wife stayed for 1 week before and 1 week after giving birth to our son. Every Day she got the choice of several meals, and the day after the birth we were both served a five course meal with Champagne to celebrate!

Rachell Maria
Community Member
4 years ago

I gave birth in Canada and I have no complaints. I mean Japans food is obviously looking amazing but everything I was fed was delicious 💙

Cynthia Kantor
Community Member
4 years ago

these meals look way healthier than what I was served when I had a quadruple bypass. the hospitals here in America need more nutritional lessons, they charge way too much for everything else and the foods are unpalatable.

Sarah Lennie
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4 years ago

Very nice. I can't complain though. I've stayed in 3 separate hospitals here in Australia, and generally the food has been pretty good.

Bettye McKee
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4 years ago

I know where I'm going to have my next baby.

Lyone Fein
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4 years ago

The title of this article is so OFF. It implies that there are no women in Japan. Or that no women give birth there.

Irene Walton
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4 years ago

wow, how nice for the new mom's, healthy food

Shante Braggs
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4 years ago

People people the point is Tht Japenese people live the longest on average. This is only one window into their secrets/customs.

Christine Mcinerney
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4 years ago

no mackerel yuk!

Black Dahlia
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4 years ago

Couldn't do it, too much fish.

Mary Bare
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4 years ago

it all looks disgusting to me except for the last one

Ashley Arnold
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4 years ago

I live in Texas and at the hospital they gave me a fold out menu with selections galore to choose from when I was in the maternity ward. Every meal was a five course feast. The food was really good, unlike any other hospital food I ever experienced. Maybe they just do it for the new mama's who after what we go through giving birth definitely deserve it.

Karolína T.
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4 years ago

I am childfree but Im gonna revise my decision and travel to Japan...

Meowton Mewsk
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4 years ago

You can just travel to Japan with the money you save by not having kids ;)

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Péter Varga
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4 years ago

Moms are respected in Japan and taking care of new moms has a special tradition there.

Yoli Anderson
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4 years ago

This post made me realise today's promoted healthy kitchen is in reality the Asian kitchen.

Frederic Cfw
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4 years ago

good food provided. and i belief good service from the hospital as well. just wondering.... is this a private hospital or a public hospital ? how much is the bill at the end ?

Brian Carlos
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4 years ago

Or maybe the husband ordered the luxury hospital meal package. Secretly.

Desiré Yen
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4 years ago

I'm on the first flight to Japan, when I fall pregnant! The FOOD, oh my word, fit for a Queen! 😍

Christine Novello Avon
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4 years ago

WE BARELY GET FED HERE IN THE MATERNITY WARD IN AMERICA,... THEY ARE TO BUSY DISCHARGING YOU 5 MINUTES AFTER YOU GIVE BIRTH

Maria Harigforman
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4 years ago

Instead of saying America you should say the state not all states are the same. Maybe the state you live in.But that does not mean the whole country is like that.I have lived in many states and have seen many different types of meals served served in hospitals.With my health issues I have stayed at many different hospitals.For my 3 births, 2 in Hawaii and 1 in Kentucky all had 3 to 4 day stays with top quality food with good quantity.They also had a special menu with an even larger selection for a slightly higher price.

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Jhoa
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4 years ago

I got served awesome food at Hospital when I was interned. Portugal. Unfortunately I had no apetite. It was a real pity.

DancingToMyself
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4 years ago

Food? Real food. :o

Aessidhe Eclipse
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4 years ago

That must be one expensive hospital xD

Richard Campbell
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4 years ago

love

Lidee Moril
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4 years ago

One of the many reasons why Japan rules.

Tamyres Ono
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4 years ago

ohhh, I miss those kinds of foods... Cool, this food pictures bring some memories from japan :)

Emi Dz
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4 years ago

She forgot to show a lobster they gave the day after. I gave a birth 11 years in Osaka hospital and I have to say it was incredible experience. :)

DeeDee Livesay
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4 years ago

It looks AMAZING! I gave birth in the USA and had delicious food, menus to pick what I want. 48 hour stay for a c section. It was a great experience as a new mother and a first time hospital patient

Mer
Community Member
4 years ago

Spent 11 days in hospital not too long ago and ridiculous overpricing aside, the food was pretty good, honestly. This, however, looks freakin' awesome! Congrats on your new baby!

Dennis Ramon
Community Member
4 years ago

The last time I was in the hospital was for 2 weeks in Japan. Yes, the food is good and tastes great.

Kyle MacDonald Samejima
Community Member
4 years ago

I had my first baby in Japan in a small hospital in Kurashiki (she was the second baby born there who wasn't full Japanese and this was 1990). The food was amazing. I had little pine branches decorating the tray. And I went home two days early after being there for FIVE days.

borklaser
Community Member
4 years ago

with my last daughter I had excellent food, I even got to order off a menu. customized omelette each morning, I was sad when I had to go home and cook for myself.

Tarryn Louise
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4 years ago

Uh.. okay BYE Australia.... Moving to Japan, renouncing citizenship. Like seriously, when I had my first child I was so famished just I wanted 4 pieces of buttered toast ......I got a 2 pieces and they said 4 was over the recommended dietary requirement for 1 meal. Bitch I just pushed out a 9 pound baby I will eat the whole loaf!!!!

Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
4 years ago

This looks about the same or worse as the food they serve in northern Virginia hospitals. Just more Asian themed.

Janice Sheeks
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4 years ago

The different dishes used for each meal are nice. I've had mackerel for breakfast before....delicious, believe it or not.

Gerry Higgins
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4 years ago

Food so good it's worth getting pregnant for

nanashi
Community Member
4 years ago

it's from an expensive hospital, of course you'd expect the food to be at that standard.

Jan Davies
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4 years ago

Are you taking note NHS.

Lorrene
Community Member
4 years ago

Next destination: Japan

Maureen Zappellini
Community Member
4 years ago

I was stuck in the hospital six days after a particularly gruesome childbirth ( thankfully my son is absolutely amazing and 15 years old now)... one "meal" was a boiled beet. That's it, a beet on a dish. Not even sliced up. I was starving and horrified. In the end they brought me something else. And the new food server got a lesson in reading food orders. ( boiled beets was the only thing I listed that I DIDN't want) Just too weird

Kimberly Tonner
Community Member
4 years ago

I gave birth in Wales and the food there was pretty good. All home made and fresh right down to the bread. Best Cowl I ever had was in that hospital.

Rin Rin
Community Member
4 years ago

Suddenly I want to get hospitalized in japan

Nora Shek
Community Member
4 years ago

private hospital or local gov. general hospital?

Lu
Community Member
4 years ago

Does Japan have nationalized health care, I know that Korea doesn't so just curious if this something that cost extra. Regardless the food looks amazing and much is attributable to Japanese sense of food balance and aesthetics!

Andjela Milosevic
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4 years ago

Is that private hospital?

Nanis Gui
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm sure she was in a fancy hospital. Go pay for a fancy Hospital in the US and you too can get good meals.

Claire Sylvester
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4 years ago

Wow! Jaw dropping!! Its so important for new mums to have the correct nutrition to heal and breastfeed their babies. In UK we get served cold, rubberised, tasteless food in hospital! My husband provided a weeks worth of deliciousness when i gave birth to our daughter!!

Amy Ferguson
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4 years ago

Yum... Unless you check in with a seafood allergy!

Lindsay Ameye
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4 years ago

To be honest, though it wasn't served on luxury china like these pics, my stay in a Belgian maternity ward also included better food than the usual hospital stuff. The lunch was three-course and taste (salmon terrine starter for example). Every day they came to ask my preferences for the other meals too, like kind of bread and number of slices or rolls, cheese or cold cut meat, side salad or not etc. And this was on public health care insurance.

Jason O'R
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4 years ago

If ever there was an incentive to have kids, here it is. I'd tolerate the 18 years of stress just for the camembert, mashed potato and beef. It looks incredible!

Shana
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4 years ago

Could just get that food yourself without having the kid? :P

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Sop Hie
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4 years ago

ánd u get a child as a bonus!?

Meowton Mewsk
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4 years ago

Bonus? Seems more like a punishment bill to me. Lol!

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ABCD
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4 years ago

*O*

Shelly Hill
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4 years ago

Yuck! Japanese will literally eat anything.

lorraine
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4 years ago

I think if I just gave birth to a beautiful new human being, that my focus would be on my new born baby rather than posting my meals on Bored Panda - but hey did ya have a baby or is this just fake...?

Willie D'Kay
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually we are so well taken care of and pampered in Japan that there is plenty of time to snap a fraction of a second pic of food while baby naps. I even took pics of most of my 3 daily meals and big elegant snack because I never get a chance to eat that good at home, hahaha. It was a great 5 days for each of my children.

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lorraine
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4 years ago

Where's the baby ..

lorraine
Community Member
4 years ago

Woman has baby, eats food, posts on social media, no pictures of baby.

Willie D'Kay
Community Member
4 years ago

If she is like me she keeps pictures of her children private because of all the creeps online that do unspeakable stuff with pictures of children. I don't blame her at all. We need to protect our children.

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lorraine
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4 years ago

Wow, woman has baby focuses her attention on social media and photographing/documenting her food.

Liisa Liisa
Community Member
4 years ago

why are the plates different every time? why are there bento boxes at others? something is weird. and guys, get the names and ingredients of the dishes right, especially the English words like "soup" (it's not "soap")!

George Hendrickson
Community Member
4 years ago

How radioactive was it all?

Vivien Someya
Community Member
4 years ago

Good luck with your bill.

NQ L
Community Member
4 years ago

How long was she there? Over here in the US, 24 hrs and you're out of there. Costs thousands and you get jello, milk, bread and maybe an apple. I'm going to look into moving.

Community Member
4 years ago

In America, you get jello.

Julia Kjellberg
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4 years ago

Makes me wanna go to Japan to deliver My future baby :)

djinnjeannie
Community Member
4 years ago

For a private hospital this doesn't look that impressive, Japanese public hospitals serve much the same quality food as public hospitals in any other country.

Also Ansinfer
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah, but a woman in Japan just worked herself TO DEATH. Was in today's news. Stark contrast....

Wendy Rose-Hickey
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4 years ago

nine people have commented on my response to this post and I can't see any of them.....me thinketh boredpanda is click bait

Janet Margaret
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4 years ago

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the one bitching about "free health care" >_<

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
4 years ago

Are they only serving these in the maternity ward? #AskingForAFriend

Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
4 years ago

yea ditto if i were to say "accidentally" break my leg would i get all of that? #askingforapatient

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Spaghetti Monster
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4 years ago

Her husband bought them. Secretly.

Jeff Adanza
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4 years ago

I agree.

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İdil
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4 years ago

12 meals?! How long does it take to give birth in Japan?!

Echo
Community Member
4 years ago

3 meals a day so 4 days? That's not terribly long. Sometime people need to to recover. That being said it just looks like food to me with some Asian influences which I find yummy but not noteworthy.

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Ellis
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4 years ago

Everyone's talking about the food, but look at the dishes it's served in! Those hospital plates and bowls look better than what I have at home!

Yugan Talovich
Community Member
4 years ago

In Taiwan we have National Health, like Obamacare Plus. A couple years ago, I had my hip replaced. The food in the hospital was delicious! and there was so much I could barely finish it. If you cross out some extras I had thrown in, the surgery + week stay cost about US$100. (About US$25 is deducted from my pay every month)

KJ Tung
Community Member
4 years ago

It's all about the bottom line here. A hospital gave me a cheese sandwich and a little cup of Apple juice after being in the ER for eight hours.

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
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4 years ago

*looks at jello*.....* throws it out the window* so unfair.

Diane Toucour
Community Member
4 years ago

Better than some food served in many restaurants in my country. Japan is a supernation !

Natalia Sanchez
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow such variety in every meal. It all looks spledid.

Erin Zelnio
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4 years ago

The Japanese--as do many Asian cultures--understand one of the biggest contributions to how food tastes is how eaters view it. If it looks tasty, your brain will assume it's tasty, and it takes a strong negative reaction from your taste buds to change that.

Ellis
Community Member
4 years ago

The Dutch mash veggies with potatoes. Build a mountain out of it and pour gravy on the mountain top. Kind of like a gravy-exploding veggie-volcano. Yup, what your food looks like definitely matters!🙃

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varwenea
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4 years ago

Aside from the food, I'm amazed that she wasn't kicked out of the hospital less than 12 meal's time the way it is done in the US.

Ellis
Community Member
4 years ago

That's one of the many reasons the US simply isn't always the greatest nation on earth

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Gabi Schlatter
Community Member
4 years ago

Say what you will about St. Louis, but I've had a few overnight stays at in two different hospitals (sucks to have an autoimmune disease), and I get a menu with a broad selection. I can get pretty much as much as I want and the food is yummy.

Marilyn Dilly
Community Member
4 years ago

Gabi Schlatter, I agree with your comment about St. Louis hospitals. Unfortunately, over the past few years, my husband and I have been patients in 6 different hospitals in the area. We were able to order from an extensive menu in each case. I remember choices such as stir frys, custom grill orders, homemade type desserts like apple pie, fresh fruits, pizza, fresh baked rolls, etc. The worst part was that with all that yummy food, scheduled surgeries and tests keep us from eating part of the time. lol

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Tony Masia
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4 years ago

...Or you could go to a Japanese restaurant

Moose Face
Community Member
4 years ago

"free healthcare tho" Japan's healthcare is also mostly socialised and highly regulated. Nobody has any excuse.

Anna Sheridan
Community Member
4 years ago

So healthy! No wonder the life expectancy is so high in Japan

rafiki❤
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