In my first few years in Japan, there is a particular food that I already consider my comfort food here and its THE tonkatsu 豚カツ or pork cutlet. LOL. While it is considered a Japanese food, it is not exactly a type of 和食 or Japanese cuisine but more of a western type 洋食 fusion thing.
Preparing for my PhD thesis defense took a toll on my self-esteem and emotional health. There were times when I felt like maybe the PhD is not for me. As much as I tried to clear what stressed me by regularly doing my hobbies and consistently being physically active, the lingering shadow of the anxiety