Hey there Beauties!
I decided to make several posts about Milano and start with the last day or more precisely the last evening evening. Living in Zurich makes it kind of impossible for me to eat Sushi at the restaurant
because they’re all pretty expensive
. And buying many different fishs (as at the sushi bar), shrimps and other sea food for just one sushi evening is rather time consuming.
So every time we’re in an other big city we love going to Japanese restaurants
. Since we stayed at my grandmother’s place, and ate delicious home made food
, the only chance to eat Sushi in Milan was on the last evening at our departure back to Zurich.
Edamame and Sapporo beer – love that city! The sushi in Hokkaido is the best!
We decided to go to a simple but friendly place
located near the Porta Romana
. When we arrived, the restaurant was actually still closed but they were nice enough to let us in and take the orders almost immeditaley. Silvankun and I were totally surprised and happy about it because we were still having a long ride back home ahead of us
and driving during night is not definitely not a lot of fun.
Doesn’t this sashimi almost look like a fatty, glossy salmon steak?!
The tableware was rustic and cute
and so were the dishes and the whole interior. I know that going to a sushi bar could encourage one to take the fancy and daring things but I love the authentic taste of things
and want to taste the same as when I’m eating home made food in Japan. Of course not always but that’s what I usually prefer
Nigiri zushi … so yummy!
Maki zushi – always nice for in between
The fish was delicious and so fresh
the pieces though could have been slightly larger and thicker but the sashimi, on the other hand, was perfect! The only thing I could complain about is the Wasabi – it wasn’t strong enough and far too little.
Still haven’t had enough? Then click on “read on” for more lusciousness!
Hey there Cuties!
I have a surprise for you~ the post title kind of gives it away though..
As soon as the holidays started, an inspirational wave came over me and I started sketching bento
on the ipad. The app I used is called “Paper 53
” and it’s basically a drawing app where you use your fingers
to draw. I must admit that it’s rather difficult because the finger makes it impossible to see what’s right underneath it but if you use it as a sketch book
and aren’t too fussy, it can bee quite fun I think!
You can get more tools and colors at the app store but fo now I’m sticking to what is available. There are only two kinds of green for example and they’re both rather dark so it’s was difficult to make it look happy
but I gave my best to make it look at least a little bit realistic. Details can be challenging
, especially if they’re small!
I’ve never done a sketch of my bento before but after trying it for the first time (yes, after looking in the fridge to see what’s available and sketching the bento, I finally even made it!) I must say that I’m really amazed about how helpful it is, to sort your ideas first and then start the bento
instead of bustling around without a plan!
haha.. you can try reading my handfingerwriting! I’m not a penman..
I can’t say if I’m going to do a sketch every time I make a bento now but if I feel creative it’s definitely a nice option to let out the little inner artist
~ I already made sketches of two more bento that I can’t wait to realize.
*nyaaaaa* can you see what is different?! .. I forgot the renkon~
Read on to see more pictures & know about what’s inside~
After the last messy update with lots of pictures I’m back to the roots again. I have to admit that I made this Bento over a month ago
and originally it was thought to be the “entrance” for my food and Bento only blog “Nekobento
” but since I have no time to even update this blog regularly I will continue with posting my Bento here. I wanted to keep it simple and traditional
so I made round
and decorated them with different toppings such as seaweed, sesame and Shiso leaves.
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