Monday, May 21, 2007

My First Bento

Whelp, I've done it! I made my first Bento Box!! I'm so excited. It's nothing spectacular, but I think it will make a tasty and special lunch. Here it is:

In the lower tier I have 4 Inarizushi, which are simply fried tofu pockets, which come in a can, filled with rice. I didn't make the rice into sushi rice, but I did pour some of the juice from the canned tofu pockets over it. Jack's mom makes these and I love them. They make a great snack, and they are so easy! She's the one who taught me the trick of pouring the pocket juice over them. The flower on top is made with pickled daikon radish and a cucumber pickle. Over in the side compartment I put more daikon radish, cut into little sticks, cucumber pickles and pickled garlic. The top teir is my dessert portion. The pink round things are Daifuku, which are sweet rice cakes filled with sweet red bean paste. The orange round things are yummy mango gummies. In the middle I have some Botan Rice candy and some Ginger People Ginger Chews.

Here is is all closed up. So compact! I can't wait til lunch!

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