Today’s Lunch Box/Bento (’09/57)


If I had to give a name to today’s lunch box, it would be”General Election Bento”.
The campaign for the Japanese Lower Chamber general elections has just kicked off, and that means that no less than five candidates (in our constituency) criss-crossing in front of my office blaring their inane messages over their campaign car loudspeakers all day long for the next two weeks.
Was this the reason why the Missus felt grumpy this morning? LOL


Today’s bento was (only) slightly bigger than yesterday’s. Tuesday is the day off for my (?) half and she tends to cook more than usual as she prepares her own lunch at the same time.


The musubi were made of fresh steamed rice mixed with home-made ginger pickles (sliced thin beforehand), chopped shiso/perilla leaves and white sesame seeds.


For the meat part I got large shrimps wrapped into bacon and deep-fried with lettuce to wrap them in. Mini-tomatoes and beans and hijiki/sweet seaweed salad made up for the rest of the first box.


As for the salad and dessert: baby leaves for the greesn with boiled brocoli and gree asparaguses. Blueberries and fresh figs for dessert!

I suppose I’ll be able to ignore those silly politicians!

I take the opportunity of this bento to continue with “my roots pictures” started last week.
This particular picture was taken inside the Hospice de Beaune, a French National Monument in Beaune, Bourgogne. The big boy in the middle is our favourite nephew, Maxime (21), and you probably have guessed that the lady on the right is Mitsuko a.k.a. The Missus!


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6 thoughts on “Today’s Lunch Box/Bento (’09/57)”

  1. Dear Robert,

    I would say you have the perfect half and not only make delicious bentos for you but a beauty too :))) And the handsome guy nephew…just like the Oncle Robert-Gilles…thanks for sharing the family photos with us.

    How does the perilla leaves taste like…like the mint ?



    1. Dear Elin!
      People always look at their best on pics and on the Internet!LOL
      Life is a bit different! LOL again!
      I will post a pic of the whole family next week!
      Shiso does not taste like mint. More something like bewteen lettuce and avocado. It’s very mild!


  2. I’ve never had raw figs. Sadly only Fig Newton cookies. Ha! Always think I want to try one, but don’t know how to go about it.


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