Monday, March 12, 2012

Folded Fried Egg Bento and Sweet Cookies

This bento contains two spiced and grilled chicken drumsticks, which are hard to see on aluminum foil though. And a fried egg, spinach namul, and tarako on brown rice. I normally fried an egg and folded in half, then dressed it with a bit of syoyu in the pan. I'm actually not a fan of normal fried eggs but love it this way because you can eat egg yolk and white at the same time. I feel it much yummier and easier to pack than a normal one. You can flavor yours as you like and make much faster than a tamagoyaki or boiled eggs. Give this a try when you are sick of tamagoyaki.

This is a kind of donburi dish, Tanin-don. Tanin means *not family* in Japanese. You know, *Oyako* of Oyako-don means family (parents and children) --- chicken and egg. As you already know, Tanindon is made with another kind of meat (pork or beef) and egg. Yes, neither pigs nor cows lay their eggs haha! If I have a chance I'll write a tanindon (and oyakodon) recipe.

As I mentioned on the last post, I pasted photos of my favorite cookie house here. They have such adorable cookies! I'm not big on cookies with super sweet icing, but they've really inspired me.






It's been a whole year since the earthquake disaster. Once again, thank you so very much for sending your thoughts at that time. I feel bad that I've been able to live as usual so far because the suffering of those affected is still lingering. I think I have to keep them in my mind on. Really feel regret that the nuclear power plant accident happened, which messed up this beautiful pure country. For all our children, we have to get back as soon as possible, safe and peaceful Tohoku, safe and peaceful Japan.

Lovely cookies!


  1. OOh yes, please post your oyakodon and tanindon recipes! I would love that :D  That cookie shop looks so cute--I see mustache cookies, heh!

    It's hard to believe it's already been a whole year.  Feels like just yesterday...

  2. Mister Pineapple ManMarch 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    cookies are beautiful and I would love to have that grilled drumsticks! Yum!!

  3. wow what a cookieshop. it looks very nice

  4. Yes I will, sometime soon :) 
    All the cookies were so much fun to see. They have old fashioned ones too! You should also have a cookie shop someday. I will definitely order your cookies! 
    So true... There are still too many problems that have to be solved soon. Japan will keep up.

  5. Thank you! I really like this cookie house, so cute!
    The drumsticks were a bit hard to eat but yummy for sure! :) 

  6. I'm sure you'd like it, too! :D

  7. Oh Izumi, you always make the most delicious bentos!  I might have to try your fried egg with syoyu today, it looks really good!  That cookie shop is beautiful, I wish I could shop there.

    I can't believe that a year has passed already.  It went by so fast.  Hugs for Japan!

  8. Wow that comment means a lot to me to keep up bentoing!  
    Wish I could take you to the cookie shop with me :)

    Yes so true.. how fast!? But I cannot forget forever. 
    How much the support from everyone outside of Japan has helped Japan hang in there.

  9. I am curious to see how you make the folded egg. It seems like it would be hard to gauge when it is stable enough to fold, but not cooked enough to meld together..

  10. It's as hard to make a folded egg as to make a fried egg. :) I mean it's not that hard to fold it. You fold an fried egg in the pan before it is totally hard. Then keep it this way until it's as hard as you want it to be. It would be fine even if egg yolk is broken.

  11. Hi ! Your oyakodon seems to be delicious.

    Please where is the cookie shop ? 

  12. Thank you Alexielle! The cookie shop is in my town. :)