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

 

 

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

 

Final “Oiwai (Celebration) Dinner”: Camembert and raisins, roast beef, mashed potatoes, kabocha, lotus root with gravy, corn soup, rice, salad, tiramisu, fruit, orange juice, green tea.

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