Sunday, March 16, 2008

Quail Eggs

Sorry about the lack of posts over the past couple of days. I didn't make bentos on Friday because BF had the day off work so we ended up going out for lunch together instead. He's off tomorrow too, so I haven't decided if I'm going to make bentos tomorrow or not.

I did however, want to post a picture of my most exciting bento find of the week:

Quail eggs!!!!!

They are so tiny and so cute! And you get 18 in a box! I found them at the Asian grocery store near my home. I had assumed they were imported, but upon closer inspection of the carton, they're actually farmed in Ontario. Here's the front of the box:

So now I need to figure out some different ways to prepare them and how long it takes to boil them because they're so tiny. As an example of how small they are, according to the nutritional information on the back, 5 eggs have 80 calories total. For normal eggs, 1 egg has 80 calories.

Other fun stuff I found: aburage (tofu puffs) for making inari sushi, daifuku (little cakes filled with red bean), little tiny snack packs of rice crackers, green tea flavoured Pocky.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting those! I am going to go get myself some now -- a whole egg is always too much for me, these look perfect size.

- Brangwen

Jacki said...

Happy to help! I love them. They're a little hard to peel off the shell because it breaks into such small pieces, but other than that they're awesome :)