Bentō, boxed meals in Japan, with different sections for different food, are very common and an important ritual during lunch. The preparation of these meals begins around the time children reach nursery school. Now however they are commonly served in restaurants.
I was in the mood for a good lunch for the next day!
Main meal is unfrozen leftover chicken from a fajita batch I had made a while ago.
The Spinach Omelet things were courtesy of what I saw many others on Flickr making— thanks!
What I basically did to make them was beat an egg with a tbs or so of extra water added to the mixture, waited for the pan to get steaming hot with just enough oil on top, and poured in the mixture, moving the pan so the entire bottom was coated in egg. I then microwaved some frozen spinach to defrost it and sprinkled it accordingly over the egg. As soon as the top of the egg was cooked I took it off from the heat and placed it on a sushi mat covered in wax paper and rolled it up, taking care to squeeze out any excess liquid. After leavingi t to rest for a minute or so, I cut the roll up and microwaved the individual pieces on a plate so as to prevent leaks in the bento from the spinach.
Notes for the next bento:
-Bean salad was rather smelly despite the fact I covered each thing in the box with its own separate piece of wax paper.
-Hot dog flavour seeped into the almonds
-Dried bananas didn’t taste right.
UPDATE: If I was to redo this bento I’d stick everything in the night before apart from the dried bananas, dried apricot, almonds, and bean salad. Instead, I’d l
Bento 149: Lumpiang Shanghai Over the Moon!
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amoreeee~~~
For more info about this moontastic bento, read on at:
Œufs durs - Salade de tomate, pousse d’oignons, graine de tournesol, graine de courge, pignon de pins, sel, poivre.
Asperge à l’aïoli - Babibel - Gâteau au chocolat, à la génoise et à la framboise - Abricots aux graines de sésame au wasabi
GPOYBBT (Gratuitous Photo of Your Bento Box Thursday)
Down the street from my work is a restaurant called RAKU, a japanese joint. VERY good ! The sashimi bento box is my favorite !