Shizuoka Ekiben/Railway Station Bento: Shizuoka Furusato Bento

Been in a bit of a hurry today and couldn’t prepare any schedule or meal.
I decided to visit the ekiben stand in Shizuoka City JR Railway Station for the first time in 3 weeks!

There I acquired an ekiben I had been wanting to sample for some time: Furusato Bento/Home Town (Home Country) Bento!

The wrapping paper ia almost a collector’s item showing the main agricultural products of our Prefecture! Can you see them?

Shizuoka Prefecture is most famous in Japan not only for Mount Fuji, but also for its green tea, oranges, strawberries and musk melons!

As usual, Tokaiken Co. had clearly stated the ingredients on its wrapper!

The food was well protected by the hard transparent paper cover. A hand towel was also provided. Good hygiene!

Now, what do we have here?

The rice was steamed with the juices of the Katsuo kakuni/鰹角煮/Simmered bonito, another typical product of Shizuoka Prefecture and a preserved chestnut.

Plenty to accompany the rice!

Simmered and boiled vegetables: Boiled carrot. Boiled taro/sato imo and cut in the shape of a mushroom! String bean. Konbu maki/simmered seaweed roll. Bamboo shoot. Fuki/蕗/giant butterbur.

Boiled shrimp, small bottle of soy sauce, tamagoyaki/Japanese omelette, lettuce and another specialty of Shizuoka: sakuraebi kakiage/Cherry shrimps tempura!

And one more specialty from Shizuoka: pickled wasabi stems and leaves!

And for dessert, a fruit from Shizuoka: Orange!

This ekiben was well-balanced with no meat but only seafood, eggs and vegetables, but was still very tasty and fulfilling!

To be continued…

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2 thoughts on “Shizuoka Ekiben/Railway Station Bento: Shizuoka Furusato Bento”

  1. A very cute package! I have never steamed rice with anything apart from water. I must try some new options. Thanks to you I know I should have steamed bonito the only time I bought it fresh… I didn’t know how to prepare it and naively thought I could grill it like the red tuna. It was not good at all… I thought I had to stick to shaved bonito and forget the raw one;-)

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    1. Dear Sissi!
      By meaning that the rice was steamed in the juices of the bonito means that the bonito juices were added to the water. Otherwise the rice would be dark brown and very heavy in taste!LOL
      Frfesh bonito can be slowly simmered in soy sauce, sake, mirin, and grated ginger!

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