Now, why the heck should I call a bento, “Wild Onions E.T. bento”? LOL
If you look carefully at the photo you will understand. I shall explain in good time!
For once, we shall start with side dish, an enormous salad!
The Missus said she included 7 vegetables.
Let’s see: Qing geng cai/Green pak choi sprouts, lettuce, chopped red pepper, green pepper, cucumber, red onion, and mini tomatoes. That’s right, seven!
She placed plenty of shabu shabu thin slices of pork sprinkled with golden sesame seeds. I used gomadare/sesame dressing I have at the office to season it all.
Now, for the wild onions E.T.!
First of all, the Missus mixed the plain steamed rice with myoga pickled in sweet rice vinegar.
She then decorated the bed of rice with “sleeping” ノビル/野蒜/nobiru, wild onions!
The wild onions come from Mr. Onuma’s garden in Okitsu, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
The Missus boiled them and then wrapped them in their own leaves twisted back around their own stems before seasoning them with a dressing made of miso, amazu/sweet vinegar and mayonnaise. She finally put eyes on their “faces” with black sesame seeds!
As for dessert, kumquats/kinkan/金柑, also from Mr. Onuma’s garden.
The Missus prepared them as compote with sugar, honey and Cointreau Orange Liqueur!
An extravagant bento? Yes!
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