Bento Boxes

DSC_1818

A Japanese pantry

DSC_1832

Starting the vegetable and cheese prep!

DSC_1844

DSC_1845

Making onigiri

DSC_1848

DSC_1856

 

Asher’s Bento (with extra rice and flavoured with sprinkle)

DSC_1876

Ange’s Bento

DSC_1875

DSC_1870

Mine!

With a friend who is half-Japanese to guide us, Asher and I spent a happy afternoon exploring the world of bento boxes in the holidays. Bento boxes are probably one of the best examples of playing with your food I’ve ever come across and they seem to delight people of all ages! Bento boxes are Japanese inspired lunch boxes filled with vegetables, eggs, a little cheese and ham along with sea weed and rice dishes. More elaborate ones include cooked dishes and oven are carefully arranged and constructed to mimic animals and characters or cute shapes and landscapes. With help from the expert we learned to make onigiri filled with salmon (or shaped creatively), experimented with rolling ingredients in nori and used cutters to make decorative salads. The experience was so fun (and tasty) that we decided to invest in a rice maker for ourselves which arrived a few weeks ago and has been used several times since! Stay tuned for more creative rice adventures!

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Bento Boxes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s