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some recent bento lunches

Today's, with steamed pork-and-chive buns, onigiri, carrot sticks, matcha cake, and konpeito:


From last week, with a crab cake, yakisoba, grape tomatoes, goat cheese, and Hello Panda cream-filled biscuits:


Two weeks ago, with beef shumai, chestnut rice, red grapes, and marzipan:

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sfllaw
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Why must you taunt us so? Your tasty lunches make me envious.
radhardened
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
Really, I wouldn't feel half as motivated to pack myself a good lunch if I didn't also have the chance to show it off. :) I'm too prone to grabbing a convenient but greasy slice of pizza, or resorting to the vending machine.

I'm looking forward to weather when I can take my bento box outside and make it a little picnic.
sfllaw
Feb. 1st, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Hurray for picnics! I approve.
seelevarcuzzo
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
OMG Katie, did you make all that?! You have to teach me how to make onigiri, I have tried and failed too many times :(
radhardened
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
I assembled all that, but I don't think you could say I made all that. I made the onigiri and the chestnut rice, but the other stuff is largely packaged, including the shumai, marzipan, crab cake, pork buns, and matcha cake. The yakisoba was "instant" boil-noodles-add-sauce, and I didn't even chop the carrot sticks. :)

I'm a beginner myself at making onigiri. The type of rice makes a big difference in whether the rice sticks together, so that's one thing to check.
dcoombs
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
You would have to vinegar the rice, too, yes?
radhardened
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
From everything I've read (I haven't actually had authentic onigiri before), no, you don't vinegar the rice for onigiri the way you would if you were making sushi.
dcoombs
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Well there you go; I've learned my new thing for today. Thanks!
seelevarcuzzo
Feb. 1st, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
oooooh, so when recipes call for sushi rice, they just mean the grade/type of rice and not actual _sushi rice_ :-O
shin_gyo_so
Feb. 3rd, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
Hey, what I heard is that if you call it sushi rice it means vinegar and sugar, no?

Also, I just found you on http://wiki.chado.no/

Marius, the Norwegian guy who started it has been bugging me forever to put something on there. I actually met him in Japan, both times he was there. I'm not sure yet what to put on there. I started small, just fixed some spelling errors. It's tough when the two guys putting most things on there aren't native English speakers (I know the other guy too). Funny how small this tea world is.
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