Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Classic Japanese Bento

So this was the original first bento I wanted to do for my eaters. It's a classic Japanese bento box. I did away with most of the compartments to give me more space, so the silicon muffin cups came in really handy this time around.

I got to use my handy egg molds too. Yes that white heart is actually a hard boiled egg! Some of the blog sites had mentioned using x-large eggs so it would fill the mold, but I found that the x-large eggs actually burst when I tried to mold them, so when I stepped down to a large size egg it fit perfectly.

The larger sauce container contains ponzu sauce for the gyozas, the smaller containers contain plain soy sauce. I liked that there was a nice balance of colors from the food and the various hardware I put into the box, it makes it more fun to shoot and no doubt more pleasing to eat.

I cheated this time around and packed in some instant Miso for a soup. In order to do this many boxes, (2 days worth 6 people each) I'm going to need to learn how to cut corners.




Box Contents

  • Maki or rolled sushi this is my mother's recipe while growing up, it has egg, pork sung and chinese pickle.
  • Homemade pork gyozas
  • Edamame beans with sea salt
  • Onigiri (rice ball) - Pork sung in the center with some cod roe furikaki
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Mochi with red bean paste covered by a cherry leaf (store bought)

3 comments:

Gledwood said...

Oooo this looks SO yummy!!
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Ironjack said...

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