bentowahey:

Garlic rice, roast chicken, salad greens, tomato slices, stir-fried vegetables in oyster sauce.

bentowahey:

Garlic rice, roast chicken, salad greens, tomato slices, stir-fried vegetables in oyster sauce.

Pita Bread SandwichSummer Break Bento #2
This was really, really good! I made the ratatouille filling yesterday and then filled the pita this morning. It didn’t fit in any of my bentos, so I wrapped it in plastic and some baking paper and then put the whole thing in a furoshiki (a cloth specifically for wrapping/carrying things with). It came out so nicely that I was a little disappointed when no one at work commented on it. ^^;
I’m going out to lunch with friends after a meeting tomorrow, so there will be no bento then. However, I’ll be back on Friday with a third one!

Pita Bread Sandwich
Summer Break Bento #2

This was really, really good! I made the ratatouille filling yesterday and then filled the pita this morning. It didn’t fit in any of my bentos, so I wrapped it in plastic and some baking paper and then put the whole thing in a furoshiki (a cloth specifically for wrapping/carrying things with). It came out so nicely that I was a little disappointed when no one at work commented on it. ^^;

I’m going out to lunch with friends after a meeting tomorrow, so there will be no bento then. However, I’ll be back on Friday with a third one!

Pita Bread SandwichSummer Break Bento #2
Wednesday’s bento!
Ratatouille pita sandwich
For my first bento, I didn’t have to change the menu offered in the book much. This time around though, there are two sandwiches on the menu. The first (on the left in the picture above) is a ratatouille sandwich. The second is a breaded and fried fish sandwich. While I’d eat the fish sandwich, I have never tried to deep fry anything before and I’d rather not start with this. (I have plans to try making tempura at some point, but that’ll be another day and story.)
As a result, I’ll only be making the ratatouille sandwich. I don’t like eggplant, so I’ll be taking that out of the recipe, but besides that, it looks pretty good!

Pita Bread Sandwich
Summer Break Bento #2

Wednesday’s bento!

  • Ratatouille pita sandwich

For my first bento, I didn’t have to change the menu offered in the book much. This time around though, there are two sandwiches on the menu. The first (on the left in the picture above) is a ratatouille sandwich. The second is a breaded and fried fish sandwich. While I’d eat the fish sandwich, I have never tried to deep fry anything before and I’d rather not start with this. (I have plans to try making tempura at some point, but that’ll be another day and story.)

As a result, I’ll only be making the ratatouille sandwich. I don’t like eggplant, so I’ll be taking that out of the recipe, but besides that, it looks pretty good!

The Well Loved Standard BentoSummer Break Bento #1
As I mentioned before, I was a little worried that I might not like the noriben (rice and nori, slightly flavored with soy sauce), but it was pretty good. I’m not sure if I would make it a bento regular if I made bento everyday during the school year, but I’d definitely make it again.
The carrot kinpura was really good. However, making it was a bit of an adventure. I bought a new slicer on Monday specifically to cut thin strips of vegetables. It takes me forever to do it by hand with a knife. I didn’t have the best grasp of how to use yet it when I cut the carrots for the kinpura though, so the pieces came out kind of small. However in the end, those extra small pieces were actually perfect. They sucked up the flavor of the sauce nicely.
The hamburger was great. The recipe called for a bit of nutmeg and you could really taste it.
Officially, this bento called for a cherry tomato to go along with the broccoli, but I only had big tomatoes in the apartment and I didn’t want to cut a new one up just to put one or two tiny slices into the bento, so I skipped that. There’s an entire (giant) tomato in Wednesday’s bento though, so I don’t feel too bad about skipping it today.

The Well Loved Standard Bento
Summer Break Bento #1

As I mentioned before, I was a little worried that I might not like the noriben (rice and nori, slightly flavored with soy sauce), but it was pretty good. I’m not sure if I would make it a bento regular if I made bento everyday during the school year, but I’d definitely make it again.

The carrot kinpura was really good. However, making it was a bit of an adventure. I bought a new slicer on Monday specifically to cut thin strips of vegetables. It takes me forever to do it by hand with a knife. I didn’t have the best grasp of how to use yet it when I cut the carrots for the kinpura though, so the pieces came out kind of small. However in the end, those extra small pieces were actually perfect. They sucked up the flavor of the sauce nicely.

The hamburger was great. The recipe called for a bit of nutmeg and you could really taste it.

Officially, this bento called for a cherry tomato to go along with the broccoli, but I only had big tomatoes in the apartment and I didn’t want to cut a new one up just to put one or two tiny slices into the bento, so I skipped that. There’s an entire (giant) tomato in Wednesday’s bento though, so I don’t feel too bad about skipping it today.

The Well Loved Standard BentoSummer Break Bento #1
This is the first bento in my 30 days of bento cookbook. It’s also the bento I’ll be making for lunch on Tuesday.
Mini hamburgers
Broccoli
Cherry tomato
Carrot kinpura
Omelet
Noriben (seaweed bento/seaweed rice)
This lunch should be pretty easy to make, but it’ll be an experiment for my taste buds. As this bento title suggests, noriben is a pretty standard bento choice in Japan. It’s easy (rice, nori, and a bit of soy sauce) and pretty traditional as Japanese flavors go. Back when I was first beginning to make bentos, I made a noriben and hated it. I like everything that’s in it, but there was something about the soggy nori that I just couldn’t take. However, that was years ago and I’m willing to try it again. After living in Japan for a collective year and a half now, my taste preferences have expanded so I think there’s a chance I’ll like it now.
I’ll report back with a picture of my bento later!

The Well Loved Standard Bento
Summer Break Bento #1

This is the first bento in my 30 days of bento cookbook. It’s also the bento I’ll be making for lunch on Tuesday.

  • Mini hamburgers
  • Broccoli
  • Cherry tomato
  • Carrot kinpura
  • Omelet
  • Noriben (seaweed bento/seaweed rice)

This lunch should be pretty easy to make, but it’ll be an experiment for my taste buds. As this bento title suggests, noriben is a pretty standard bento choice in Japan. It’s easy (rice, nori, and a bit of soy sauce) and pretty traditional as Japanese flavors go. Back when I was first beginning to make bentos, I made a noriben and hated it. I like everything that’s in it, but there was something about the soggy nori that I just couldn’t take. However, that was years ago and I’m willing to try it again. After living in Japan for a collective year and a half now, my taste preferences have expanded so I think there’s a chance I’ll like it now.

I’ll report back with a picture of my bento later!

Today I’m making chocolate oatmeal cookies!

Today I’m making chocolate oatmeal cookies!

I bought some insulated bags to keep my bento cool this summer. :)

New bento box!

New bento box!

Everyday Bento turned 2 today!

Everyday Bento turned 2 today!