Friday, 28 September 2012

Bento No.33, Thanks Mum!

On the last day my parents were here, my lovely Japanese tutor invited us all to her house for a delicious lunch. We all ate far more than was good for us, and so before I headed off to work I asked Mum to make sure there were a few salad bits in the fridge for when I got in. Well, she outdid herself, and made me this gorgeous bento! It was lovely to have someone make me a bento for a change! 

Top tier: Lettuce, tomato, edamame and cucumber salad (I added a bit of ranch dressing before I ate it)
Bottom tier: Ham and egg, with ham and cucumber letters, koala yummies (biscuits filled with chocolate)

Friday, 21 September 2012

Bento No.32, Hummus and Dippers

My parents have been visiting me in Japan for the last couple of weeks, and we've been having a lovely time exploring some of the areas around Sendai that I like the most. Obviously, that includes several of my favourite restaurants, but we spent several days in the countryside, and I got to introduce them to bentos! My Dad was very dubious about the idea of decorating your food, but even he couldn't resist a smile when he saw some of the cute lunches I made for him, and my Mum was a convert from the start! 

Left hand box: Homemade hummus, decorated with cucumber name, cucumber, pepper, tomatoes
Right hand box: Spicy curry peanuts, lettuce, cheese rabbit, homemade pita breads

Mum and Dad enjoying their bento boxes in a park at the end of our walk! 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Bento No.31, Sakura Onigiri Bento

This week I've been getting really excited about my parent's this time tomorrow they'll be on their way, and by this time on friday we'll all be together in a hut near Mount Fuji!! Hurrah!! Because we're going camping, I've been getting lots of food bits together to take with us, so most of my meals this week have been rushed affairs. However, yesterday I decided that I would prettify my lunch because, after all, it only takes a few minutes, and it's nice! 

I've been eyeing up the quails eggs in the supermarket for a while now, and finally got round to buying them this week. I was impressed with how tasty they are, and they're so bento friendly. They'll definitely be on my shopping list more often in the future! 

Left (top) box: Ginger tuna soboro, cheese flower, cucumber, pumpkin with cumin, Daikon flower, quails eggs, nori flowers, small pink ball of jelly (wrapped in what is effectively a balloon, this was a gift from my Japanese tutor!)
Right (bottom) box: Sushi rice onigiri with nori

Close up on the flower. I've been meaning to play about with sesame seeds on flowers for ages, and although they were a bit of a faff, I think they make it look a lot posher!!

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Bento Lunch