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Today I have something new to share. Though I made this bento a little while back, I've saved it for when I can have time to write a recipe for it.
Can you guess what these are? Yes they are satoimo, a sort of taro! Raw ones are slimy, but cooked ones are a bit sticky and smoother than potato. I think its texture is kind of similar to avocado's. Not that I'm big fan of it, but I love satoimo sandwiches so I thought I wanted to share the idea of this bento. Of course if you dislike satoimo or can't find it at your supermarkets, potato would work as well as satoimo on this recipe.
This is a do-it-yourself sammy bento. I prepared two kinds of fillings using satoimo and shrimp. And I baked some bagels and buns using one dough.
Sandwich filling -- Satoimo (taro)
Peel satoimo and cut into easy-to-eat size pieces, then boil in salted water until tender. Then drain and flavor with a little butter and ground sesame. Though you may not have heard of a combo of satoimo/potato, butter and sesame seeds, it has a soft and tender flavor, like kind of a comfort food.
Sandwich filling -- Shrimp
Boil shrimps, then drain and shell. Season with some mayonnaise, ketchup and lemon juice as you like.
You can eat satoimo and shrimp together, or separately as well.
Here are my soy milk whole wheat bagels and *butt buns*. Some friends liked this naming lol! I actually mismeasured the liquid amount of the dough. That's why these bagels look kind of tough haha!