Te-Mari Zushi/手丸り寿司 means hand-made sushi balls in a spherical shape originally designed for geishas to eat easily. Mine are a bit bigger than the ones found in Kyoto. After all I’m of the male gender!
The Missus made three types, all with local vegetables and rice:
From left to right: Home-pickled (amazu sweet vinegar) myoga on sushi rice seasoned with black sesame seeds, boiled stick broccoli on sushi rice seasoned with hijki sweet seaweed, minced pickled red cucumber and black sesame seeds and lotus root home-pickled in umeboshi amazu over plain sushi rice.
The side box contains at least three desserts:
Left to right: on top sweet Japanese-style candied green peas above home-made kumquat compote, boiled broccoli and mini tomatoes in the middle and tamagoyaki containing cheese and parsley!
Once a again a very colorful and really yummy bento!
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8 thoughts on “Today’s Bento/Lunch Box (12/16): Vegetarian Te-mari Sushi. Bento!”
that’s a gorgeous bento(: you really are one lucky guy. I especially love how that myoga looks on top of the rice, from a distance I thought it was tuna! as to arkonite’s comment, what is the definition of a good tamagoyaki anyway? I made one for the first time yesterday and was pretty happyw ith it, but no idea if I just have low expectations!
Thank you so much for your kind comment!
A good tamagoyali should be well-balanced in looks!
One way to insure a nice cylindrical shape is to wrap it inside a sushi roll bamboo sheet and secure it with a rubber band until it is completely cooled!
Looks fantastic as usual! I’m still struggling to make a decent tamagoyaki. Has your mrs got any tips for me?
I’ve tried my hand at it. It is basically all based on experience. You should be able to make a beautiful one if you try every two days!
Will keep trying then when I get one I’m happy with I will get your mrs to critique it!!!
Don’t forget to notify me!
Robert, I dont mind having such a pretty and healthy bento preapared for me…:) those homemade kumquat compote looks delicious and refreshing and that tamagoyaki with cheese and parsley sounds delicious too. A well balanced diet no doubt. A good bento after all those shrimps and seafood dishes :p
Thank you so much! I’m a lucky guy? LOL