It seems that for the last week or so either the thermometer climbs over 35 degrees Celsius or it rains halberds (as we say in France!)!
It is certainly not easy to conceive a bento then.
Lucky we have access to so many vegetables here in Shizuoka!
Rice is probably more practical served as nigiri then.
The Missus prepared three types:
-Wrapped in egoma, a large type of shiso with a strong flavor and fried in sauce.
-Containing umeboshi and black sesame. Incidentally the umeboshi is made with Shizuoka-grown organic Japanese plums!
-Mixed with beef chirimen/semi-dry powder.
Pickles are also important for hygiene in summer: home-made cucumber and myoga ginger pickles and home-made fresh ginger pickles!
The latter are extremely tasty, too!
For a better view of the nigiri!
I contributed a lot to all those vegetables and fruit as I’ve been interviewing a few farmers!
Vegetable salad, green peppers, carrot, tomato (Shizuoka City supermarket) with Chinese cabbage lettuce (Kakegawa City supermarket) marinated with fresh ginger and konbu seaweed.
String eggplant/aubergine and two types of peppers marinated from a macrobiotic farm in Kakegawa City.
Nashi/Japanese pears from Ichikawa Garden in Iwata City.
When it’s hot, eat local!
Fresh, delicious and so safe!
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6 thoughts on “Today’s Lunch Box/Bento (’11/44): Unending Heat Bento”
The onigiri look divine! Another beautiful bento prepared by the missus as usual Robert 😉
I must admit the onigir were pretty good! LOL
Beautiful and healthy, as always. I still haven’t had my breakfast… I wouldn’t say no to some items from your bento 🙂
LOL! To think I cannot lose weight….
I don’t have breakfasts, just coffee, but after several hours, around 10 or 11 am (when I see your bentos!), I simply start starving! Either I have a miso soup and wait for lunch some more hours, or, like today I wait for lunch, trying to forget your bento 😉
I’ll try to tease you with something else!