Today’s Bento/Lunch Box (11/62): Chess Board Bento!

Have you ever played chess on a bento? LOL
Well, I could have this time!

This is actually a very popular pattern design for bentos in Japan. And it is very easy to achieve for maximum impression!

As it is also healthy the made two similar layers of it on top of each other.
Having spread the rice inside the box she placed cut squares of nori/dry seaweed on top to form a chess board.
For extra taste she had actually brushed a little soy sauce under each piece of nori!

For extra design, seasoning and fibers she added turnip home-pickled in amazu/sweet red rice vinegar and stir-fried burdock root/gobo with chili pepper for more piquancy.

As usual plenty of colors for the side dish!

For the meat she used salmon pieces she had previously lightly marinated in Japanese sake and what else. She then coated the pieces of salmon with plenty of rice flour/komeko and finely crushed spicy rice crackers before frying them in shallow oil and soaking the oil out on kitchen paper.
She placed them on a bed of lettuce with half a sudachi lemon. Sudachi lemons are vey small but full of juice more reminiscent of orange than lemon. Perfect pressed over the salmon!

She then completed the side box with plain tamagoyaki/Japanese omelette (she actually included more dashi than usual ton make it lighter) and lightly sauteed sliced soft pimentos.
Fresh grapes for dessert.

It was touch and go to either play chess with it or enjoy it right away! You probably have guessed my decision!


With a Glass,
Clumsyfingers by Xethia
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