Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Bento from last week

I almost forgot about last week's bento, so here's a catch-up post.

A tri-coloured soboro bento: spinach, eggs and beef soboro on rice. This one was made in the morning.

A simple one thrown together the night before. A red and yellow peppers quiche with mixed leaf salad and container of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The wings are starting to come off my pigges :(

Top tier: stir fried chicken, and steamed sugar snap peas and carrots tossed in soy sauce and sesame oil. Bottom tier: Stir fried rice vermicelli (fried bee hoon) with mushrooms, peppers and spring onions. The fried bee hoon and chicken were leftover from dinner the night before. A quick spin in the microwave in the morning and it was ready for packing. Steaming the veg (washed and prepared the night before) took little time.

Wiltshire ham with mixed salad leaves on multigrain bread, raisins and cherry tomatoes. Sandwiches are good for making the night before and a grab-from-fridge-and-go in the morning, especially when the hubby leaves for work much earlier than I do. They don't have to be boring either with variety and quality ingredients.


Pixie said...

I do adore your bento boxes you make lunch seem so much fun and delicious. I tire of sands and soups all the time! I'll have to have a good look through your suggestions.

Heather said...

Seriously, I am so jealous of your kid. If I ever do take leftovers, they're a tub of mess. Yours are always so tidy and thought-out. :)

Nilmandra said...

Pixie: I do like soups though especially when it's cold. It's rather annoying that we don't have a microwave at work so no piping hot lunches.

Heather: Kid? What kid?? *looks around suspiciously* I've always said that my husband is a big kid though, hehe. Bento is a nice creative outlet for me so I do like thinking about colours, arrangement and such. Btw, what are you doing here, surely you shouldn't be typing with that finger of yours!! *shoo you off to rest*

Kevin said...

Nice looking bentos! I have made the tri-coloured soboro bento. Though I just threw all of the components into a zip lock container without the nice presentation.

tigerfish said...

They are all so beautiful! I can't never be that meticulous and patient!

Nilmandra said...

Kevin: Aww it's a shame not to take advantage of the colours for presentation. But I bet it still tasted great.

Tigerfish: Actually I'm not a patient person in general. I guess cooking is the exception for me!

jokergirl said...

I love quiches. Do you make the dough yourself? They look delicious!
We should swap recipes some day :)

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mycookinghut said...

I love ur tri-coloured soboro bento!!

Nilmandra said...

Jokergirl: I tend to buy my quiches from the deli counter or ready-made. I have no patience for pastry making, heh.

Jeena: Thanks for dropping by, I'll check out the forum.

My Cooking Hut: Thanks!

Cindy. Lo. said...

I wish I can taste taht soboro bento!

Nilmandra said...

Cindy: It's not difficult to make. Spinach is just sauteed with some salt. Eggs are scrambled. And the minced beef is stir fried with some soy sauce, mirin and sugar, cooked till slightly dry. Do have a go at it! :)

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