My craze for bento started off from watching a few mangas and Japanese school dramas and then seeing them on Hong Kong dramas… Hahahahaha… Geek!!! Anyway, a friend of mine from China had a pretty neat lunch box with 3 compartments – and I wanted one for myself! So I searched high and low for something similar – but only found small bento boxes, or ones without compartments but eventually I found one in London’s Japan Centre (but now broken and thrown away) and one in Hong Kong, which I knew I would use for a while ^^. Now, I have loads of lunch boxes (not intentional of course!). Some I have had to give away (they were too small) or thrown away (because they got broken after many uses!).
Well, I think it’s about time I show you some recent bento lunches I have made this year (not many here since I’ve been a bit lazy and doing all of that crazy studying!).
Some of these pictures were taken using my phone, so here’s a fishy salad to start off with in two different lunchboxes…
|Fried Salmon and Salad (cucumber, radish, red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, cheese and a mustard and vinegar dressing)… My friend who is now in China taught me the salad dressing, and the little bottle was brought from jbox.com… ^^|
|Stir fried beef and green bell peppers with noodles in black bean sauce… This is making me hungry!!|
Yummy pasta salad in the lunchbox I bought from Hong Kong!! You can find a box similar to this in MUJI at the moment.
|Tuna pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, olive bought from Cyprus and home made pickled cucumber ^^|
Here I used crustless bread for these sandwiches (I don’t like crust). And usually I leave the skin on my tangerines, but the skin easily came off on these ones…
|Ham and mayonnaise sandwiches with olives, crinkle cut gherkins, cherry tomatoes and peeled tangerine segments|
Now I’m going to show off my culinary skills, (plus the use of my Olympus EPL-1 which gives these nice shots)…
|Tuna sushi rolls, radishes cut into flowers, cherry tomatoes, gherkins and some home-made spicy pickled cucumber ^^|
And here I made another 2 for some friends. The one of the left is in a re-usable takeaway container. The black bento box I got from MUJI, which they don’t sell anymore.
|Loads of sushi!|
After making these, I ate the leftovers, yum yum!!^^
I will make some more bento style lunches in the future, so watch out for more posts of these!! ^^
Here’s a couple of websites you may want to read which are dedicated to bento lunches: