Wednesday, April 16, 2008

BF's First Bento!!

Today is my birthday, so BF made me a birthday bento! This is his first attempt at a bento and I think it is fantastic. He got up at 6:00am and was just about finished at 8:00am. I think it is the sweetest thing ever.

On the bottom we have a lion (the onigiri is sitting on a zucchini mane) and tiger onigiri with daikon tails entwined as they snack on some pork schnitzel (premade from the butcher) with steamed asparagus and broccoli, and fried plantain stars (I had never tried plantain before).

On the top are green and yellow zucchini slices that have been steamed with balsamic vinegar, some stuffed grape leaves (premade from the deli), more broccoli, eggplant steamed and then braised with miso sauce (miso, mirin, soy sauce and brown sugar) resting on an endive leaf, slices of watermelon and pineapple and blueberries.

I was impressed by all of the different foods he used compared to what I put in bentos, and I loved the fact that I got to sleep in. BF can make the bentos any time he wants!