Thursday, June 12, 2008

June 12th Bento Lunches

His and hers bento lunches...

BF's been on vacation all week, but I've been making him bento lunches anyway. Its just as easy to make one bento as to make two, and in some ways it's actually easier. For example, I wanted a few bites of plum in mine today. If I was only making one, then I can either include the whole plum or else the rest of the plum winds up in the fridge, needing to be used up quickly. This way I can use the whole thing but we still get lots of variety in our bentos.

Today we have (on the bottom tiers) strips of beef, leftover chicken curry from the Vietnamese restaurant we went to last night (it's a sweet, curry made with coconut milk - so delcious!), gyoza, steamed broccoli, sugar snaps and asparagus.

On the top tier are a few bites of plum, a container of pomegranate seeds and the usual assortment of berries. BF's bento is a little bit bigger than mine so I also included a chunk of cheddar (hiding under the strawberries) and a couple of daifuku.


SheffieSheep said...

Do you have any suggestions for a good place to get daifuku or a brand I should look for? (Or a good recipe, alternatively?)

One of these days, I'll manage to make mochi successfully (I've managed to make it very unsuccessfully twice), but until then...

Jacki said...

I've tried a few brands, and to be honest, I couldn't tell much difference between them. The one I usually buy though, is made by Kyoshin Confectionary Co. It comes in a clear package so that you can see two columns of four daifuku each, and it has the description "Rice Cake with Bean Jam (Kouhaku Mochi)" on the front.

They are so yummy!

I have a box of mochi flour sitting in my pantry, but I haven't been brave enough to try to make mochi yet. If you find a method that works well, let me know!! :)