Why did my lunch put me to sleep?
March 10, 2009 1:34 PM Subscribe
Why does this food seem to always make me sleepy?
posted by micawber to food & drink (19 answers total)
I try so hard to bring my lunch, but it's not always possible, and even if I do, sometimes I have to go out to lunch with picky, finicky, coworkers. Today we went to one of those 'EVERYTHING' places, and while eyeing the sushi (which did not look good), I noticed a guy dishing out udon soups. I love udon (although I prefer soba), but stopped eating it for lunch because 1) i didn't know there was any near this office and 2) it always made me ridiculously sleepy after lunch.
But today, at this place, I decided it was the best lunch option available to me, and got chicken udon with the usual assortment of veggies and seaweed and came back to the office to eat it during my lunch meeting...
...and once again, was almost put to sleep.
What is it in a standard udon soup that's doing this? I go to a ramen joint (not top ramen, people, a japanese noodle shop type place) all the time and this does not happen. Obviously I'm not going to repeat this experience in the middle of the day but I'd love to know why chicken, miso, noodles, scallions, tofu, veggies and seaweed are doing this to me.