「春野菜とベーコンのサンドイッチ」 (Haru Yasai to Bacon no Sandwich)
“Spring Greens and Bacon Sandwich”

In the spirit of Easter, Emiya’s bringing out the eggs. Or rather, it’s a pivotal backbone to the sandwich that he finds goes well with spring greens to ensure you prep up your seasonal veggies in a manner outside of the standard dishes they would’ve been put into before Emiya showed up to the Ryuudou Temple. As always, it was great to see a different side of the servants and masters of Stay Night, and this time around, we got to see Reikan and Issei Ryuudou relax with some sandwiches alongside Emiya’s boss Neko.

While it was nice to see Reikan and Neko catch up on lost time as old classmates from Emiya’s high school, the servants were much more fun to follow. Our two-star servant Assassin is given nuance as a refined gentleman who is taken aback from how much he enjoyed something as simple as a sandwich from Emiya. Sadly, we don’t get as much of Caster in this installment, but it was quite fun to see how her desire to cook for Souichirou influenced how many state-of-the-art appliances are in the temple’s kitchen as well as how she does her part to spruce up the temple and the reaction she has towards Assassin’s request for more sandwiches.

And because these episodes are short and I enjoy copying the subtitles, here’s a breakdown of this month’s recipe for:

Emiya’s Spring Greens and Bacon Sandwich
1. Make two different sauces:
– Mustard butter spread: Mix Japanese mustard and butter together.
– Sandwich sauce: Mix together mayo, whole grain mustard, honey, and course ground black pepper.
2. Boil your Spring Greens stalk-first since those are tougher to soften.
3. Once they’re done boiling, cool them off in ice water and thoroughly drain them of water.
4. Make scrambled eggs (Everyone has their own trick to them whether it’s your standard diner variant or the classic custard-esque version that Gordon Ramsay’s popular video touches on, but in layman’s terms, you pan-fry whisked eggs).
5. Fry up some bacon in oil and pat them dry once they get crispy to your liking (Emiya does low-medium heat)
6. Stack them all on the bread by the order of: Bread, Mustard Spread, Bacon, Spring Greens, Sandwich Sauce, Scrambled Egg, Bread
7. Weigh down the finished sandwiches with something light to flatten them for 5-10 minutes.
8. Slice your sandwiches and serve them to your servant-of-choice.


      1. She is crazy but lovable you just got to treat her right and always be faithful. Sort of like Kiyohime and Tamamo treat them well they are sweet, treat them wrong and you get roasted.

      2. I guess some fans still want that “cray cray”**…

        That being said, Medea’s faithfulness to Souichiro is a downright endearing quality. (Also, NOW I get why Atsuko Tanaka got the role of Chairman Mishiro in The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls…)

        **P.S.: If you just watched season 2 of Jessica Jones on Netflix and “I Want Your Cray Cray” got stuck in your head again, I’m sorry. orz

      1. Not TOO knowledgeable about everything Fate, but I do tend to prefer Saber Lily and Scathach, though a number of others are appealing too (Nitocris, Tamamo, Musashi, Nero, etc.), lol.

  1. https://randomc.net/image/Emiya-san%20Chi%20no%20Kyou%20no%20Gohan/Emiya-san%20Chi%20no%20Kyou%20no%20Gohan%20-%2004%20-%20Large%2002.jpg
    Strange, I thought monks can’t eat meat. What is the religion of the Ryuudou family? It has been bothering me if Issei is either a biological or adopted child.

    Anyway, I often want to eat the stuff Emiya cooks, wonder if I can find a decent cook book. Has anyone tried to cook the things Emiya has cooked yet?

    Curious, was Neko a Drug dealer in Kara no Kyoukai? Trying to understand how old is she. Or is the Drug Dealer and this Neko just different people that happen to have the same name?

    Notably Neko = Cat, Taiga= Tiger

    1. I thought monks can’t eat meat.

      It depends on exactly which branch of Buddhism they follow. Even in some of the more veggie-oriented ones, if someone gives the temple some meat as a donation then as long as it wasn’t slaughtered specially for them, the monks can eat it.

    2. Actually, in today’s Japanese Buddhism as a whole the asceticism got basically abandoned. Except for when they are trainees when they are young and new to the game(as a monk.)
      Seasoned vets who take charge of temples usually can do pretty much anything normal people can do. They would eat meat, drink sake, and even marry with someone(who may or may not a female priest) and have a family and kids.
      Running a temple is more often than not, a family business for today’s priests.
      This is basically because of the change of social structure in Japan over time. In ancient days there were A LOT of poor families with a bunch of kids to feed. Buddhism sects never really had any trouble to find aspiring monks anywhere in the country back then. Now, with the society getting much more advanced and the economy developed(and less and less kids being born) they scarcely can find any young people who really want to devote their lives into the asceticism of traditional Buddhism world.
      But still, the show must go on and the business should carry on. So, in most cases, it ended up abandoned.

      1. I see, thank you, so some Buddhist monks are able to eat meat and make kids while running a temple. That explains a lot; the only problem is that they still need a haircut if I am guessing correctly. So now, to me, the only people that fit the typical image, of a Buddhist monk, are probably the Shaolin monks.

        Anyway, thank you for the detailed info. Appreciate it. Mystery solved. Somewhat understand how someone, like Miroku (inuyasha), can have kids and give in to desire so easily.

      2. Even in the past levels of strictness and styles vary from group to group. Also, styles of practice go into and out of fashion over the generations. Find this in Christian Orders as well some of which at times basically not followers to strick followers. The temple of fate seems to be a combination. The temple ran by the family style male in charge who has wife and family, but there is a more serious order of trainees mostly. A huge number of Japanise identify as nonreligious while acting more like Christmass and Easter service Christians. Ancestor worship is very common and a few visits to shrines and temples on occasions along with inviting clergy to perform ceremony as called for like new locations.

  2. And… once again, it’s time for Angelus’s cooking tips.

    Firstly, don’t fry the bacon in oil. If you start it off in a cold heavy pan so the heat comes up slowly, it should produce more than enough fat to cook itself in. The only exception would be very lean English/Canadian style back bacon, where you might just need a little extra fat, but even then use lard and not oil.

    Secondly, DON’T salt the eggs before you cook them as you won’t get the end result to be so bright yellow and fluffy, only add salt once the eggs are well on the way to being cooked.

    1. Personally, I prefer my bacon as bake on. I enjoy crisping it on a low heat, in the oven, on a makeshift foil rack. These days, I use bacon in my breakfast wraps, though I’ll start using them in BLTs once summer rolls around.

      Angelus, I would like to know if you have any recommendations on sandwiches?

      1. Well, if I’m cooking a really big brunch with lots of ingredients (bacon, eggs, sausage, black pudding, haggis, tomato, hash browns, fried bread, baked beans, pancakes, etc. etc.) I cook the bacon first and then leave it in the oven to get even crisper than it was while I use the bacon fat to cook some of the other things in. Apparently the correct way of getting crispy and flat bacon though is to use a bacon press, but I’ve never tried using one.

        I’m not really a sandwich person. I bake most of my own bread, and I like it really dense and close-textured so it’s not all that good for sandwich making. If I’m out and I buy a sandwich then I’m most likely to go for something with prawn/shrimp or crayfish, or if all else fails, a BLT.

    2. Thank you Angelus. It is enlightening to hear about your cooking tips. If you have a cooking blog, or something similar, I would like to see it. Curious if I should see Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma as a fun way to learn cooking recipes. Not sure if that anime is the best fun way to learn cooking tips. Out of curiosity, how many corrections would you make on Shokugeki no Soma’s cooking method? Just curious.

      Anyway, thanks again for sharing your info. Always good to hear from an experienced cook.

  3. Again with relaxing sweetness. I love it. I loved to cook but I’m so uncoordinated that I keep it rare as it takes me forever to do anything. I’m certified learning disability level uncoordinated with ADHD on top so it is never going to be close to normal. Still, I enjoy the recipes and imagine the process.

  4. I would actually advice on doing the bacon first, then the spring green onions followed by the rest of the recipe.

    Did the recipe twice and it just comes out tastier when you do the bacon first while letting the taste of the molten fat from the bacon itself simmer in with the pan covered ( think that is the proper word for it ) as you do the spring green onions secondly.
    When going with pre-heated pans however, wait until most of the vergine oil has been evaporated and then throw in the bacon.

  5. After some research, ive determined that the ‘Spring Greens’ Shirou is shown to be boiling in picture 6 are Broccoli Rabe otherwise known as Rapini.

    Now that i know that i can finally make this sandwich!

    1. Actually, you didn’t to do the research! In the episode, Shirou literally says “kore Sansai desu-ka?”. I know that the subs I saw wrote “spring greens” which kinda blows… but if you google Sansai you’ll get the wiki that tells you it’s used a lot in Japanese buddhist cuisine. That being said I wonder how the Rapini will taste? I’m using Yu choy myself.


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