Thursday, June 10, 2010
Obento June 9, 10, 2010
Well, can you guess what today's bento is! This one is very simple yet filling. Since it's getting much warmer here these days, I decided to make hiyashi-chuka (one of the Japanese cold noodles), but ramen noodles will mostly get soggy and not tasty after awhile. So I used some thin pasta instead. You could use fedelini as well. It's better to toss those noodles with a little sesame oil after boiling and washing. BTW I'm bad at making boiled eggs so it doesn't usually go as I thought. This one is too soft, yesterday's was a bit over-boiled...
Oh I should write about a hiyashi-chuka sauce also, huh!? This time, I used some mentsuyu for the sauce. Awhile back I mentioned about mentsuyu, you know, it's a handy basic sauce for Japanese noodles and dishes. You can make a hiyashi-chuka sauce quickly and easily with it and a couple of seasonings. This time, I mixed a little of vinegar and lemon juice into mentsuyu. In addition, you can add some sugar if you like yours sweeter. This sauce is available as a salad dressing too. ; )
This one is yesterday's bento. As I wrote a few days ago, I'm trying to feed my hubby a healthy meal at the moment. He's going to participate in a marathon next Sunday. For that reason, his recent bentos have been simple and healthy. However, I actually want to be lazy so I'm just making an excuse LOL!
Mixed rice (brown rice, eringi mushroom, aburaage)
Nimono (konnyaku satsumaage, carrot)
Boiled asparagus with low-cal mayonnaise
Cherry tomato and kamaboko rose