I called it owl Bento but actually they turned out looking more like hybrids between penguins and owls.. I hope that when I start with university in mid september I can do more bento again!
I was so happy today when I walked into the Japanese grocery store (Nishi) and saw that they had Narutomaki (なると巻き)! Narutomaki is that cute pink & white spiral made of Kamaboko (processed seafood) that is often seen swimming around in Ramen bowls. I avoid going to the Japanese grocery store too frequently because I always end up buying way too many things but this time I restrained myself and only bought rice, Narutomaki, Edamame, Renkon (lotus root) and Takuan (pickled radish).
The idea of making a Bento with owls came to me shortly before falling asleep… Some time ago I had seen pictures of Bento with penguins and I liked them a lot so I wanted to do one myself but suddenly my head started evolving the penguins to owls. So I gave it a try but as usual it’s far away from what I had in mind.
In the upper container there’s fried fish with mayonnaise, parsley & lemon and Taromochi with prune as dessert. The other one is filled with rice.. Inarizushi tastes always sooo good! I decorated the sweet tofu pouches with some corn, radish and parsley and set the owlpenguins on a bed of rocket, renkon & radish (wow, what awesome alliteration ..). It’s important to me that a Bento contains at least a few “traditional” ingredients. This time it’s the yellow pickled radish (Takuan) and Narutomaki!
I’ll be off to Italy for the next days but I’m going to take pictures of yummy Italian food and beautiful things to share with you cuties~ We have lots of vegetables that need to be harvested and after that I’ll grant myself some days at the sea.
Enjoy the weekend!