This Vendredi lunch was inspired by my first visit to Japan in March 2014. While wandering the side streets of Tokyo, I found myself in a small restaurant, which catered primarily to locals. Since I couldn’t read the Japanese menu, I simply ordered the same as the person sitting next to me. What arrived on my table was delicious. Traditional Japanese cuisine, known as ‘washoku,’ presents several small dishes all served together. This particular recipe combines salmon with rice, a variety of vegetables, a small bowl of pickles and miso soup.