When I was in Tokyo, I picked up a few Onigiri for the airplane. They had these clever plastic wrappers around the nori such that you pulled the corners in a certain order and voila, crispy nori on your Onigiri! I was so shocked to find these on Amazon, I just had to order them to try them out. They turned out to be really easy to use and super handy. I highly recommend these if you like making Onigiri for your lunch.
in honor of the chinese new year i made a dim sum bento. well not a great dim sum bento, a lot of my favorite dim sum items were missing. actually, the truth is i didn’t have time to cook dinner so i had a lot of pre-cooked things.
Rice with umeboshi, potstickers, shu mai, egg roll, cherry tomato, hard boiled egg, sesame green beans, and a hot dog.
simmered pork, potatoes, and shirataki over rice; steamed broccoli with mayo; pickled hakusai; cherry tomato; pancake filled with azuki beans
2 bentos with hakusai-maki. i got a new cell phone with a nifty camera in it, so hopefully there will be more bento posts (depending on how late i’m running for work… haha). Also I will take some food photos.
ginger pork on rice; tamagoyaki with spinach; takoyaki with mayo, nori flakes, and red ginger; green beans ohitashi
this bento is very christmas-y on accident. actually i started making it and realized how green it was gonna be, so it was either carrots or takoyaki for color. i decided he’s been a good boy so i’ll give him a little treat. i got some frozen takoyaki already made, so all i do is take one out and heat it up in order to add it to the bento. they are really yummi and even have a tiny piece of octopus inside!