Category: Bento

Smelt and Shiso Rolls

Hosomaki – Thin Sushi Rolls

Siblings can be so similar and yet so different. This is true also of maki (sushi rolls). You have met Futomaki, the fat younger brother. Today, you will get to meet the thinner elder...

Lox, Avocado, and Cucumber Rolls

Futomaki – Thick Sushi Rolls

In the last decade, sushi has successfully penetrated American food culture. It has appeared in potlucks, picnics, buffets, and all manner of social gatherings. It has also taken its place in the deli section...

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

A ubiquitous snack and lunch food in Hawaii comprising of a slice of Spam and a slab of rice wrapped together with nori or dried seaweed.

Wonton Bento

Wonton Bento

Wontons are a small Chinese dumplings with a thin dough wrapper and a meaty filling. They are commonly boiled and served in soup or sometimes deep fried. The soup version makes an elegant starter...

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Onigiri and Strawberry Salad Bento

The weekday mornings are always busy for me as I have to pack three lunches and prepare breakfast all at the same time. It is a little easier in the summer months when the...

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Meatballs and Rice Cake Bento

Meatballs and rice cakes are bento staples. These can be made in large quantities and kept frozen. When needed, they should be heated through and packed into the lunch boxes. I prefer to cut...

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Pancake and Rice Cake Bento

For today’s bento I packed some of the Chinese Savory Pancakes that I made yesterday. I made a little extra so that I have enough for the bentos. These pancakes, brown rice cakes, and...

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Tuna Sandwich and Molded Egg Bento

Happy Friday! We all look forward to the weekends and the excitement starts on Friday. The Ro-Ri boys seem a little more cheerful than usual. In place of the usual bento, I decided to...

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Pork Chops and Gyoza Bento

It was a fun weekend for the Ro-Ri family. That one extra day made a lot of difference. Three day weekends are really great! . I found some MSG-free gyoza at the Asian market...

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Stuffed Roast Bento

I saved some of the apple stuffed sirloin roast from yesterday for this morning’s bento. This should keep the Ro-Taro and R-Jiro happy as they like meaty bentos. The rice is a mix of...

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Oden Bento

There is a little more variety in today’s bento box. As a treat for Ro-Taro and Ro-Jiro who love crunchy fried stuff, I bought a pack of fried chicken from the grocery store. Both...