Now what’s this…..
A proper bento box!!!
Okay…this is the only decent bento box I can find in the interim, unless I use the Lock&Lock boxes, which work quite well as well. This has the “cute” factor, and till I get to Daiso in 1 Borneo next month, this will suffice. My daughter was not pleased that I was using this one today, and she had to make do with her old Lock&Lock. She was bribable.
Well, this box was ordered online from New Stylish Tokyo, and although their inventory is not very extensive, it’s not too shabby either. I was told the 100Yen stores are pretty good, but alas, there isn’t one here. I also ordered some food picks, and mini sauce containers, which will be featured when I use them.
Eager to use this box, I stir fried noodles with corn kernels, carrots, spam pieces and diced long beans yesterday evening (so I can just warm up this morning). Also made some omelette (with diced chicken and sun-dried tomatoes). So the bottom box was this:
(The prawns were a last minute addition, as there was one left over from yesterday’s lunch, and also brimming with enthusiasm, my domestic assistant, Lina, suggested that I include it in my box).
For the upper layer, I pan fried some pork sausages (to be eaten with the honey mustard sauce in the green silicon cup), and some salad. I put some vinaigrette in the flower shaped mini sauce container.
My complete bento box looked like this:
Come to think of it, this bento box is really good if one is particular about portion control. I think this box has a total capacity of 600 ml, which according to this guide, is right for my age group.
My daughter’s box:
(Clockwise from upper left: lightly fried button mushrooms, mixed veg of lettuce, carrots and roma tomatoes, pork sausages, tomoto sauce).
So what was for brunch or lunch? Hope it was interesting and nourishing as well.