Sunday, January 03, 2010

satoshi's bento

Here's a look at Satoshi's bento.

On New Years Eve day, I asked him if his company would be providing them with lunch on the 2nd. He said since his company is cutting costs, he had to find his own lunch.

Figuring that most places would be closed (since he works in the business district), I asked him if he wanted me to make him a bento (boxed lunch). At first he said no, but then changed his mind and said he wanted to bring lunch.

You know whenever I pack these bento, I really never know how to get the most food into that small space...I guess I should study up on this.

Anyway, most of the items were pre-made (konbu maki (rolled seaweed), tsukemono (pickled veggies) and tsukudani (seasoned fish)), the only things I made were the shiitake mushrooms seasoned with tonkatsu sauce and some butter, tamagoyaki (rolled omlette) with shiofuki konbu (seasoned seaweed), leftover kim chee gyoza and leftover sweet potato salad.

I also sent him with some pu-erh tea and a few cookies.

Hope this was enough food for him.


Dennis K. said...

Looks great! The shiitake recipe sounds very interesting too!

jalna said...

Yummm! That's exactly the kind of bento I would pick if I saw it for sale. I love the variety.

Kathy YL Chan said...

That is so sweet of you to make him lunch! I love tamagoyaki, but have never had much success in making attempts usually result in a scrambled mess that I gobble up straight from the pan hehe ^_^ Happy new years Kat! :)

Rowena said...

Wow. If I made something like that for my husband, he'd be in heaven. But unless his company starts cutting costs, he is stuck with the lousy food at the company's cafeteria.

K and S said...

It is really simple Dennis and great for bentos :)

Thanks Jalna :)

I think you may need the "pan" Kathy, it is non-stick and just the right size for tamagoyaki :)

I wish Satoshi's company had a cafeteria, then he wouldn't have to spend almost $10 a day for lunch!

Take care everyone.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - It seems that you managed to squeeze in (and rather nicely) quite a bit of food, so I don't think you need any help with that!

OkiHwn said...

That's a good looking bento! Can I put an order in?

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk, I actually had more leftovers I wanted to fit in, but couldn't :(

Sure, you coming by to pick it up, Nate??

Take care you two.

Kim said...

Looks tasty to me! You can pack my lunch anytime.

Kim Chee gyoza, I've never seen that flavor before. Usually the only ones I can find at the store are veggie and pork or shrimp. Guess the only way I'm going to get that is if I learn to make it myself.

K and S said...

Thanks Pocky :) kim chee gyoza is a favorite in our household, super easy to make also, hope you give it a try!

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Your bento looks delicious and like it would be very filling (for me at least!) ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Debinhawaii, Satoshi said it was enough for him :)

Take care.