Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Panko Chicken Bento

*Hey y'all!!* Greeting from a relaxed Relakkuma! Has it been so long since the last post!? Not that I've been hibernating, I swear haha! Yuppi has not needed bento for a while and hubby has run to work with a simple onigiri lunch on his back. But they need bento today!

In the meantime, my little buddy, Yuppi passed the entrance exam of the junior high school that she wanted to go to. We've just received the notification from the school. She made it! We are going to have dinner out tonight to celebrate her pass as she studied very hard for the exam. By the way, the students of the school basically have to take their lunches to school every day. That means I'm going to have to continue making bento at least for 6 years to come, wow. Plus, that means I'm going to keep posting here such a long time heh!


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Today's bentos contain panko chcken, egg corn salad, some onigiri and orange wedges for refreshment.
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I took this shot under the room light.
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Today's quick bento okazu is panko chicken (chicken katsu)! It has appeared in my bento very often, and you know I've written about it so many times. But I'll write my way again. I removed skin off from a chicken breast (I usually use chicken tenders instead), and cut it into easy-to-eat-size pieces. Then strongly pressed panko (dried) on both sides of them by hand to stick the panko to the chicken well. (Since I want to prepare bento foods quickly I always omit flouring and egg-coating for ponko-fry.) And then I fried them in a little olive oil until both sides were brown, then drained on paper towels for cutting calories. You don't need so much oil for pan-frying. I only use 1 - 2 tablespoons oil. Lastly I sprinkled some herb salt and powdered cheese on them. Plus a bit of ketchup if you like.
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16 comments:

  1. It looks delicious.  And congrats to Yuppi for making it into the school of her choice.  Enjoy the celebration !

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  2. Congrats to Yuppi - passing the entrance exam and being accepted are both impressive achievements!  (Also, I'm glad we'll be able to look forward to your creations, adventures, and flickr stream for some time to come!)

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  3. Hi, newest follower in Finland, I just love your blog so much! Yaaay Yuppi for all of your hard work and great success! And yay for all of us in cyber land because mommy will make wonderful bentos for all of us to enjoy for such a long time to come! We all win (^_^)

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  4. Jenn @ BentoforkidletFebruary 7, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Yummy! this looks delicious and lovely :)

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  5. Your panko chicken looks wonderful, I will have to try it your way! Yum! I have not been posting bentos, it's too early in the morning when I make them and can't seem to get a good picture of them. Yours are gorgeous! Love them!

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  6. You didn't lose your yummy touch at all. Love your pan fried panko chicken! It doesn't look greesy at all, yummy!

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  7. Love your bentos and photography, always so beautiful. :)

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  8. Thanks so much for the sweet words to Yuppi! We did have a blast :)

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  9. Thanks so much tarabu! How have you been? :)  It's so encouraging that you enjoy my work!

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  10. Hi thank you for coming by! And for the blog love and encouragement for Yuppi! I hope this blog helpful for you. :) 

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  11. Wow thank you Jenn! Maybe long time no see?! I hope you and Kidlet are doing great!

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  12. That's too bad your post pause. I understand, lack of sunlight is discouraging to take photos. I think many people have the same problem. But everyone's looking forward to seeing your bentos!
    Thank you for the encouraging words!

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  13. Thanks so much Lia! My bentos are in a rut these day, I make pretty much the same stuff over and over hehe.

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  14. Thanks so much Bentomonsters for the sweet comment! It really means to me! :)

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  15. i've been a lurker for quite a while, but i couldn't resist today. :)

    congrats to yuppi!  i really love all of your bentos - so tasty & cute

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  16. Welcome mleung! Haha, glad you just enjoy my posts! :)

    Thank you so much for the sweet words to Yuppi, and the encouragement to my bento. I appreciate it! :D

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