Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Rice and noodles bento

I usually make my bento the night before, since Andy usually leaves the house before I even get out of bed. But on days when he goes into work later, I could wake up a little earlier and pack fresh lunches for both of us in the morning.

This was a quick one made yesterday morning. The veg was washed and prepared the night before so it just had to be boiled and then tossed in oyster sauce and sesame oil. Frozen meatballs were cooked in the microwave for a few minutes. Cherry tomatoes filled the gap. The longest time was actually taken by the rice - waiting for it to cool down before I could put the lid on!

Top tier: kailan (Chinese broccoli) in oyster sauce, cherry tomatoes and meatballs. Bottom tier: rice with furikake.

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Today's lunch is stir fried noodles with prawns, edamame and spring onions in chilli bean sauce. Sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds.

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Packed in my new 450ml Totoro box. This is a one-tier box with a removable divider bought from J-list/box. Airtight seal and microwavable. It looks pretty small but fits this dish very well with no side dishes. I will use the divider next time to fit in rice and side dishes and see how that works. My other boxes are 100-200ml bigger than this so I'll have to try different things or ways of packing.

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5 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love your new bento box, so cute!

Nilmandra said...

Thanks! I just had to order this one as soon as I saw it :) I have an ever growing collection... but I keep seeing new ones that I like, heh. I need to write some entries about about my boxes and accessories. Ah well, never enough time...

Lunch Buckets said...

Love the look of the meatball bento. Also pretty envious of your Tortoro box, but I'll try to be adult about things.

Nilmandra said...

lunch buckets: Thanks! I like your bento lunches, great variety.

Wendy said...

Love that box! I have only one bento box and it's rather old and scratched now. Feeling the need to buy another...

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