Tuesday, June 16, 2020

nori ben

During this quarantine, Satoshi and I have gone to buy bento at different places nearby. 

When you go to buy a bento what type do you usually choose? 

Me, I'm fast at choosing and usually choose tofu hamburger or something with lots of veggies.

Satoshi, he takes a "long time" and scrutinizes each one..

On television, whenever they show "nori ben" it is usually a bento box filled with rice, topped with nori, that is it.

During this quarantine, it was the first time I tried nori ben (nori bento) from a bento shop in our shopping arcade and I was surprised at how delicious it was. 

The nori on top of the rice was not "gummy" and the rice had lots of flavor from the katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes). (I think the katsuobushi saved the nori from getting "gummy")

The second time I bought a nori ben was from a supermarket. 

Their nori was kind of "gummy" and there wasn't much flavor on the rice.

I liked that they had all sorts of different side dishes in this one.

And the most recent nori ben I tried was from a different bento shop.

This one had fried fish but the nori on the rice was "gummy" and there wasn't much veggies, just kinpira. 

I'm glad to have tried different nori ben and will continue to be on the lookout for different types.


Anonymous said...

oh when you get to Hawaii, you gotta go to Kokorotei! Theirs is huge and cheap. Deluxe easily is 2 meals for under $9!

K and S said...

I saw their menu, V, everything looks ono!

Take care.

KirkK said...

For some strange reason; this year the Missus and I are really enjoying the Takenoko Gohan from Nijiya.......

K and S said...

sounds delicious, Kirk :)

Take care!

Rowena said...

I can't even remember the last time I bought a bento....but you know what suddenly popped into my head? remember when food shops would have the pie box lunch? am I remembering wrong? it would have fried chicken wing/drumstick, rice, some kind of corned beef/potato hash, and something else I can't remember -- oh, and it was sometimes a pink box?

K and S said...

ah the pink box Rowena, so plate lunch :) miss those types of bento!

Take care.