Bento 129: Ume mouse
Yes, yes; not only am I obsessed with smoked saba recently I’ve also been obsessed with ume. It is probably because Japan have been on the forefront of my mind in recent weeks – an ume on plain white rice reminds me of Japan more than anything else – except maybe miso. Or nori. Or miso+nori+rice+ume. heh. In the past week I had seen quite a few hinomaru-styled bentos; bento bloggers showing solidarity with the people of Japan.
Tomorrow’s lunch contain an ume on rice – with takuan for ears, eyes and nose to turn it into a mouse. Heh. To go with it is some chicken stew I copied from my grandma. It is tasty and filled with umami – and goes extremely well with plain rice. On the other layer I added some brocollini with sliced cherry tomatoes – was totally going to use the brocollini as a baran but accidentally left it out. To finish, I added 1/2 sliced mini apple. Lunch is served – from leftover dinner :). I packed it all in my microwavable pink double-layer bento box, which is one of my favourite box ever.
Not to mention; as these are all leftovers, start to end (including photography) only took 10 minutes! Win!
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