Bento no. 10 (woo!)- chinese roast chicken & rice
Much belated posting from last week – my final bento of the week, also signifying my 10th proper bento made!
I was beyond excited when I got my first proper Japan-made bento box. Well, not entirely true. My burger bento box is technically a real bento box (they sell them at j-list ect) but the round shape and very shallow top layer makes it hard to separate my food out, making it more like a single layer round container – ableit a really cute one. What was better with this rectangular bento box was the fact that it arrived in 2 days (with free shipping!) – what a pleasant suprise! I really want to get another, right about NOW! It is microwavable as well, which was what I was worried about as I love to nuke my lunch, and bento boxes are not known for being nukeable as bentos are traditionally eaten at room temperature.
I washed it out immediately (with love of course 😉 ), and set about planning tomorrow’s lunch. I was unfortunately still unwell from my bad cold, and seeing that we were having my super-easy chinese 5-spice roast chicken and rice, I thought it would just be reasonable if I just pop that into my new box. I should’ve probably done something Japanese and not chinese – but that’s the beauty of bentos – it can be everything!
Bottom layer: 1-cup basmati rice cooked in chicken stock – with snowflake nori cutout
Top layer: sliced roast chicken breast, sugar snap peas, carrot flowers and two clementines.
I do love the bento box!! Forget about the prettiness, it is definately more convenient being able to divide food up in two layers, with the bottom layer just *perfect* for my one cup of rice. The width is also perfect for stuffing in my handbag to tot to work. Well well, the addiction has started….I went out today and purchased a lock & lock with two removable compartments. I am so tempted to get another box, exactly the same but with red spots. Boy, I am so dead.
This is how it looks like inside 🙂