Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April 23rd Bento

Today was very much a throw-in-whatever's-in-the-freezer bento.

The only thing I actually made for the bento was a rice vermicelli noodle dish. I fried up some ground chicken with ponzu sauce and lime juice. Then when it was cool, I added some fresh mint, chives and basil, and mixed in some cooked rice vermicelli. I cut a sheet of sesame mamenori into four strips and folded it into little pockets with the vermicelli inside and held together with an animal skewer.

In the rest of the bottom tier we have two of the coconut onigiris from the weekend, two of the pork shumai from last week's batch, fried and pressed flat, asparagus, snow peas, broccoli and a quail egg.

In the top, there's some tangerine, a cherry tomato, kiwi hearts, fresh pineapple, strawberries and blueberries (I put cheese and chocolate in BF's bento too since it's bigger and he's not the one trying to lose ten lbs). It was pretty good for just being thrown together.