Monday, September 19, 2011
So, the day before yesterday, I woke up early. Like, three hours early. This bento was the result.
I tried to deep fry the pot stickers (having a left over pan of oil from making karaage) but it proved too hazardous. I ended up, gasp! microwaving them to completion. To be honest, the combination produced a hard and chewy shell over what was already a mediocre filling (mass produced freezer gyoza). I think I will stick with the pan frying method in the future.
The shrimp with broccoli in chili sauce is... exactly that.
The "yellow plate" as I thought of it, was sliced takuwan (pickled daikon) with tamagoyaki and peach (dipped in water laced with lemon juice to preserve color). The middle is a ball of miso which I dissolved into hot water at lunch.
Completed with white rice, this was one of the most satisfying lunches I have ever eaten.