Yesterday’s bento was typically Japanese in concept and ingredients.
The Missus tried to make it more “stamina-like” as they say in Japan, but at the same time, keeping the calories in check.
The “musubi/rice balls” were of two types: one with sweet konbu/seaweed” the other with “sweet umeboshi/pickled Japanese plums”. All balls were wrapped in “shiso/perilla” leaves.
As for the garnish, the Missus aded “chikuwa/fish paste tubes” filled with fresh cucumber.
Home-made cucumber pickles were also included.
Sweet and sour chicken “dango/balls” she had coated with black sesame seeds beforehand.
And of course “tamagoyaki/Japanese omelette”!
Mini tomatoes for the Vitamin C and plums (not pictured) for dessert.
Bewteen you and me, I felt pretty satisfied!