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Category Archives: Bento/Lunch Box

Onigirazu Rice Balls: Tempeh & Radish; Tofu & Hijiki Carrot

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

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

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

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 […]