(My First) Bento (with photos!)

First contibution to Lasang Pinoy!


I bought this lunchbox for my son for him to carry when we go out on longer trips. I fill the box as much as I can with his favorite stuff.

Following the sushi rice recipe I added bits of nori to add more flavor to it.

For this bento you will need:

1/3 cup vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 whole milkfish, butterflied (deboned, cut open)
oil for frying
1 1/2 cups sushi rice
nori bits

1 tomato
5 slices of luncheon meat
5 surimi strips (crab meat)
grapes/other fruits

1. Marinate milkfish with first 4 ingredients. Leave it for about 2 hours (longer time, better).

2. Prepare sushi rice.

3. Fry luncheon meat about 2 minutes on each sides.

4. Add nori bits to rice before putting it in your bento box.

For fried milkfish:

1. Heat oil in a pan for the milkfish. While waiting for it to heat up, slice tomatoes and surimi.

bangus 2. Make sure oil is really hot then place fish in pan with the skin side down. Fry until the side doesn't stick and turn over. Let the fish cool before putting it in your bento box.

* Arrange food into your bento box neatly. Add fruits or desserts as you like.

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Edamame  – (April 27, 2008 at 9:09 AM)  

Oh,Bento! Sushi!
I am interested in the food culture of your country so that you are so. And I support your site. If there is time, please come in my site.
From Japan

mirage2g  – (April 29, 2008 at 1:17 AM)  

Hi Edamame, I got you in my list! I'd surely come often to your site, I hope I'd learn more reading too! =D

Per Stromsjo  – (April 30, 2008 at 9:23 AM)  

Gee, brings back memories. Mom used to pack fruit and sandwiches for me.

Ron  – (April 30, 2008 at 12:04 PM)  

I miss that fish, reminds me of home.

mirage2g  – (April 30, 2008 at 2:05 PM)  

Me too Per, Mom would do this always so its my turn now for my kids =)

mirage2g  – (April 30, 2008 at 2:15 PM)  

Hi Ron! Me too, that's why I frequent Asia shops...Thanks for dropping by!

ajay  – (May 5, 2008 at 7:19 AM)  

Great try. I like your bento. Thanks for joining:)

Lalaine  – (May 15, 2008 at 9:31 AM)  

I woke up ten minutes ago and went straight to the computer to check my e-mail. Found your comment and glad I did!

Thanks for giving me a wonderful idea for breakfast (I was just gonna settle for cereal!). SPAM, garlic fried rice and sunny side up! Too bad, I don't have any bangus! Ok, got to go my stomach is growling...

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