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Category Archives: Bento/Lunch Box

You and Me Onigiri Bento
あなたと私おにぎり弁当

You and Me Onigiri rice balls went into a Bento box this time. This is one of my favorite ways to cook Kabocha. This has two boxes, but one box contains enough food for me.

Plant Based Veggie Bento Box
和ベジ弁当

I usually make several vegetable dishes on weekends so that I have healthy food I quickly grab and put together. I don’t assemble them in advance, because I like to make a meal with different small dishes depending on my mood each day. These small dishes make it so easy to put together a beautiful […]

Onigirazu Rice Balls: Tempeh & Radish; Tofu & Hijiki Carrot
おにぎらず:テンペラデイッシュ&豆腐ひじき

Onigirazu rice balls. This is my third time making this type of rice balls. It’s still a little tricky (I had to re-do the second one) to make, but I think I’m getting better. I like them because I can see exactly what’s in them. I made two types this time. This one has teriyaki […]

Zen Steak and Veggie Bento Box
禅なステーキベジ弁当

I made this bento box several months ago. I loved it, but for some reason I forgot to post it. I’m glad that I just remember it. I knew I made an awesome bento box in the spring time (lol). Ginger okra. Spicy eggplant Sesame carrots. It’s been a while. Maybe it’s time to make […]

Napolitan Spaghetti Bento
ナポリタンスパゲッティ弁当

Napolitan Spaghetti may sound Italian, but it has nothing to do with an Italian dish. It’s a classic Japanese spaghetti dish. It’s basically spaghetti sauteed with vegetables and some type of cured meat (ham, bacon, etc) and finished with ketchup. I grew up eating this spaghetti so many times, both at home and at kissa-ten. […]

Shojin Bento Box
精進弁当

It’s been a while since last time I made Bento. Carrot Namul. Braised Daikon and Soy Curd. Curried Green Peppers. Love these veggies. I didn’t have to take it anywhere, but it was still fun to pack and wrap it just like a real bento box. Mock fried oysters. This may be one of my […]