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Bento 101: The TwitterFoodParty pancake bento!

November 29, 2010



Yep, it’s that time of the month again! Every last weekend the girls on twitter get together and ‘cook’. No, we don’t actually mean cook together – although that would be wonderful, I think the fact that we’re all over the world would be quite prohibitive to that sort of activity. Every month we get together and cook variations on the same theme – so far we had done taco (mine in a bento here), noodles (mine in a bento here) and a special sushi edition (mine is here). It is so much fun to see everyone’s different interpretation of the same menu item, and I learn so much. Who would have thought a single meal can be made in so many different ways?




For this month’s submission, I am doing Kimchi Jeon! It is basically a kimchi version of the pajeon that I had made previously – replacing the chives with chopped up kimchi, kimchi ‘juice’, some gochujang and finely diced onions. It takes 5 minutes to prepare, 2 minutes on a hot pan on the hob and a further 3 minutes under the grill. Quick and easy, this is a perfect snack for sharing!




I cut my kimchi jeon into rectangles to fit into my bento box, trimming off all the edges so I get to snack on it as well. Perfect light snack for mid-afternoon :). On top of that is some leftover sliced roast chicken breast for protein. Cucumber slices and lettuce makes excellent companion to the salty kimchi jeon, I pick mine up with a lettuce leaf and some cucumer slices between the jeon. A small peeled clementine rounds my simple snacky lunch off….I set aside a miso ball for me to turn into miso soup in case I am still hungry after this. The whole thing (due to lack of any deco at all) took me 5 minutes, so in total; including cooking time for the jeon, this took me all of 15 minutes! Yay for speed bento!

It is not exactly a perfect bento, there are no vibrant colours; all the colours of the food sort of blended into each other. My fridge is pretty empty at the moment, sorry about that. It would have looked better with a couple of toms or berries. Maybe I should do a no-yellow bento next to make up for the lack of colour varierty 🙂


10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2010 8:45 pm

    I love it mils! I think that it is more colorful than you think. The chicken slices on top of the kimchi jeon looks very nice and I love the sesame seed details on the cuke.

    • November 30, 2010 11:00 am

      Thanks Michelle! I thought the pancake would be red enough to show the contrast…but apparently not!

  2. November 29, 2010 9:10 pm

    Ooh, I like the pan shot! I would love this for dinner; yummy!

    • November 30, 2010 10:59 am

      I think I can just have jeon for lunch, breakfast, dinner, snacks…..

  3. karaimame permalink
    November 29, 2010 9:43 pm

    yes! I want for my dinner too, please! ^_^
    So good looking… :9

  4. November 30, 2010 2:11 am

    Me three! I used to gobble these up when my mom made them, the spicier the better!

  5. November 30, 2010 11:00 am

    So, me four! This is one of my favorite Mils! Kimchi Jeon is perfect choice 🙂

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