Today’s Bento/Lunch Box (12/12): Salmon and Smileys Bento!

I try to come up with a name for each bento the Missus concocts for me for the sake of variety.
I had a hard time finding one today! Well, the salmon is obvious and the smileys are to be found with the tamagoyaki!

This bento was made with whatever was found in the fridge and even includes some leftovers from the previous bento!
After having steamed the rice, filled the main box with it and sprinkled it with chopped red pickled cucumber, the Missus fried some slices of salmon and topped them with tartare sauce at the last moment before placing them on top of the rice.
She fried some boiled green cauliflower for yesterday’s bento for more colors and balance and put the finishing touch with some sliced black olive.

Can you see the smileys?
Well, two of them have slanted eyes while the third one is blowing me a kiss!

The Missus had prepared a batch of “kinpira” vegetables with hijiki/sweet seaweed, burdock root, carrot and green/red peppers and filled one end of the side box with it.

The smileys were made of tamagoyaki with apparent whites and filled with boiled black beans.
The Missus placed them on a bed of ice-plant with plum tomatoes and boiled peas in their pods.

Very colorful again, Spring is around the corner! Solid and yummy!


Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India
Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London
Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, 47 Japanese Farms Through The Eyes of Its Rural Communities, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento,Adventures in Bento Making, American Bent, Beanbento, Bento No, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box,
Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Cooking Cute, Timeless Gourmet, Bento Bug, Ideal Meal, Bentosaurus, Mr. Foodie (London/UK), Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

10 thoughts on “Today’s Bento/Lunch Box (12/12): Salmon and Smileys Bento!”

  1. I wanted to say the omelet chunks look like small chicks and two are smiling while one is whistling, but I suppose like every piece of art, this bento has different possible interpretations… I see sometimes these funny hairy leaves (are they hairy?) and would love to taste them too when I go to Japan!


    1. Actually you are right! Better have two versions of it! LOL
      These funny leaves look a bit hairy but these “hair” are so soft you won’t feel them!
      Did you know they originally come from Africa?


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