With a vacation within sight (we shall spend 5 nights in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture from the 3rd of September), the Missus has to make do with whatever is left in the fridge and pantry! Well, rice and potatoes are not a problem! LOL
She kept things simple but made a little “experiment” in view of future bentoes.
She does attach a lot of improtance to the colour balance, especially in summer, as more colours do actually make the bento more refreshing, whereas in winter “darker” colours will make it look more comforting!
Having steamed plain rice she added it with some curry furikake/Japanese dry seasoning
for better colour and taste. She then prepared rolls with lettuce instead of dry seaweed. In the middle she placed smoked salmon (seasoned with tartare sauce), French cornichons and capers. You could call them French Salamon Sushi Rolls!
For the “salad side dish”, she experimented with a Japanese-style Spanish omelette of her own with lotus roots, carrots and cheese. She added two colour-potato salad (pink and yellow, I boiled and pan-dried myself the night before), Ameera Rubbins pearl tomatoes from Iawata City and basil leaves from our balcony!
For dessert, more colours and nutrients with slices of large and very firm plum and blueberries.
I wonder if I could call this bento Multi-coloured bento.
I can hear Debra/Hapabento commenting! LOL
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