Jajaaaahn! Here is the first bento of the year of the snake! Oh no. It does not contain any snake meat, of course haha! One of my favorite bento dishes... pork tariyaki. I slightly coated pork thins with potato starch and pan fried it. And then added shoyu-koji, brown sugar and a bit of water. Then dressed it well. The rest of the bento... Half a cheese omelet and kamaboko twists. You know what, the prices of kamaboko go up at the end of every year, but yesterday they turned a lot cheaper at the super market! Of course I grabbed one. Kamaboko is one of New-Yearly foods.
This is today's sweet snack for us, oshiruko. Toasted mochi in sweet azuki bean soup. It's comforting and perfect on a cold day like today.