January 17, 2013

Today's Bento (Jan. 17)/今日のお弁当(1/17)

Today's bento for my son:
Slightly better than yesterday's.  Simmered satoimo, store-bought frozen vegetable (ohitashi or something), rolled omelet, boiled broccoli, sauteed ham, grilled salmon, ume katsuo (made by me, because the store-bought is now gone).
Canned peach in a separate container, barley tea in the thermos bottle, two onigiri for snacks.



Fräulein Trude said...

Slightly better? I hope your wife doesn't read your blog. The o-bento looks much more colourful. I made some bentos before but I am too lazy now (each day I want to sleep way longer). For my office workday I usually just make 2 sandwiches, cut some vegetables (cucumber, bellpepper, carrot or radish) in bitesize pieces, take some fruits as banana or tangerine and 1 plain yoghurt with me.

Sissi said...

This one looks particularly colourful and so varied!
I am also very lazy and sleepy now, like Kiki. I could sleep till midday if I could! I don't work at the office every day, but when I have to, I now prepare rich soups for work lunch (last one was a Thai-style soup with shrimps, bean sprouts, courgette, coconut milk...) or fried rice or fried noodles. I wouldn't even think of such complicated varied lunch with small separate items like your wife prepares!

Hiroyuki said...

Kiki and Sissi: My wife knows all too well that her bento are not worth seeing. You will know what I mean if you just do a Google image search for bento. You will see all those fabulous bento, which I believe take at least one hour to make. My wife is not a type of person who makes pretentious bento. I keep telling her that my intention here is to show our daily lives to the international audience.

Sissi said...

Hiroyuki, your blog is unique and if you started to show us karaben, I think I would have a heart attack!! The fact that some Japanese women hardly sleep and go crazy just to make impressive bentos doesn't mean that we are not in awe of your wife's bentos! (On the other hand somehow I doubt they put so much attention to taste as to the aesthetic side...). Your daily Japanese food and meals have never ceased impressing, amazing and charming us! Now with your wife's participation my curiosity is even bigger! If I brought your wife's bento to my office for lunch, I would highly impress everyone! (And everyone would start wondering how many hours I have spent preparing my lunch ;-) ).

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi: Thank you! I'm sure your kind words will make my wife smile.