I posted before about the whole bento art. I am definitely not skilled enough (nor do I have lots of time on my hands to create a character bento), but putting together any assortment of fresh, healthy and colourful foods guarantees an appetizing and nutritionally balanced lunch box.
This time, my friend challenged me to a bento contest, so it motivated me to dig up the bento box from storage. I haven't used my (tiny) kitchen much since moving, but it's all kitted out now and begging me to use it. I made a simple bento, gathering some of my favourite foods: cooked then cubed pumpkin, spinach with sesame seeds, scrambled eggs, rice, and strawberries for dessert. It's a bit of an unusual combination perhaps, and it's vegetarian (although I am not a vegetarian), but it was so delicious!
The contest winner is being disputed due to a (forgotten) photo incident.
|How cute/childish is this bento? Am I turning Japanese?|