The Missus holds a special fondness for pork, and “ton toro” in particular!
Ton toro means “pork toro” like “toro/belly” for tuna!
It is bought already cut into thin slices.
As for “ten”, it stands for “tempura”!

Now, the rice box is a proof that you can concoct a bento almost exclusively with local products!

In this box the plain steamed rice is grown in Shizuoka Prefecture.
The thin vegetable marinade are carrot, wasabi stems and leaves from Shizuoka, and the pickles mini melons are also local!
Only the konbu/seaweed (I’m not sure actually!) and the chili pepper aren’t!

Even most ingredients inside the side dish are local!

Salad consisting of local carrot and walnut (not local!) flanked with cress (local).
The Missus then placed the fine slices of ton toro tempura (local) in between shishito green chili pepper and lemon (all local)。

As for the finishing touch local soft-boiled egg (sprinkled with black sesame seeds) and mini tomato (for dessert!)!

Beautiful and appetizing colors and great satisfaction!


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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