Good morning! Some of you may already be aware of today's weather here, it's cloudy morning... dull shot!
This morning, babykins made some shumai for bento. Do I have to confess!? That these shumai were made from the rest of yesterday's tofu/chicken burger mixture, hehe. I wrapped the mixture in gyoza skins because the nearby store was out of a pack of shumai skins. So I reluctantly used it but it unexpectedly turned into kinda flowery things so I liked *gyoza-skin-shumai*! Give it a try!! It feels like a gyoza skin is too thick for shumai, though!? I don't mind it, hehe.
Stir fried pieces of ika-squid (green onion, sesame oil, salt and black pepper)
Braised chicken tender and cucumber slices ume-salad
Atsuage steak (shoyu and oyster sauce)
Atsuage is a fried firm tofu, not watery so you don't need to drain. Ume-salad is refreshing and good for the summertime bento. Do you have any *ume-boshi* on hand? I'm going to post the recipe when I can get around to writing it!