Bento 118: SPAM hinomaru
Sundays should in theory be the day where I make my best bentos – having no time restrictions and all afternoon to tinker in the kitchen. Unfortunately, I am partial to the Sunday Afternoon Nap diesease; which greatly minimizes cooking time. I made an effort to be better today, and had it planned in my head to make some pickles momofuku styled and steamed veggies and chicken pieces. However, I had not realised that my fridge have been completely depleted – I had a couple leaves of lettuce and bok choy left – and not much else. Gah. Why did I do this so myself? We were out at the farmers’ market earlier in the day as well…what was I thinking? Obviously not much!
So I had to be clever, and out came a can of SPAM light. I love panfried SPAM slices with white rice – absolutely adore it. It is like a deconstructed SPAM musubi, but without the teri sauce glaze. I love SPAM musubi as well….or SPAM sandwich, deep-fried SPAM…you get my drift. I try to always have eggs, so a tamagoyaki was in order, and the rest of the bok choy went into a quick stirfry. An ume was added for the hinomaru look – ume is a love-it-or-hate-it, and I love it! As the Eco Lunchbox (yay stainless steel!) was pretty deep, my mini-apple fits into it without any further hacking off at the bottom.
Stainless steel makes everything looks better :).