It’s called Temari Bento because the round-shaped Onigiri reminded me of colorful fabric balls called Temari. Originally they were made of old Kimono fabric and mothers used to work in a small piece of paper with a goodwill wish for their children. Over the years they became more and more elborated with the functional stitching becoming more decorative and detailed, until the balls displayed intricate embroidery. I wouldn’t call the decoration I made for these Onigiri complicated but it’s the first time I actually made round Onigiri and not triangular-saped ones. I think round Onigiri are more suitable for complex and precise work because the surface that looks upwards is much larger so I will definitely incorporate more of these in my future Bento!
In the other container there are chicken nuggets, Edamame, Renkon (lotus root), simmered carrots, cucumber and a little bit of fried egg plant. Before eating the Onigiri I added a little bit of soy sauce but that’s all. I used yellow Takuan (pickled raddish) to add an extra pop of color in the Onigiri container. Simple but very effective and tasty!
That’s eat for now I really want to update at least once a week but I have papers to hand out and presentations to finish and the deadline is coming closer and closer… I haven’t been the most diligent student so as usual I have to finish many things in a hurry