Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Don't Know What to Call Them Bentos

Left to right: Small onigiri with mamenori decorations, strawberries, soy bologna wrapped around carrot and cucumber sticks and held in place with a toothpick. Deep fried store bought vegetable pot stickers, udon noodles with carrot and cucumber stars, steamed broccoli.

Left tier: Udon noodles with black sesame seeds and a cucumber crown-like thing, inari-zushi, soy bologna wrapped around carrot and cucumber sticks and held together with a toothpick.
Right tier: Strawberry, deep fried vegetable pot stickers, small onigiri, steamed broccoli.

Top tier: Inari zushi, soy bologna wrap with carrot and cucumber sticks, deep fried vegetable pot stickers and a strawberry..
Bottom tier: Massive amounts of udon noodles and a cucumber crown.
I've found that when it comes to store bought pot stickers and gyoza my husband is very difficult to please, whereas I love them all (well, the vegetarian ones anyway...). In the future I will probably be making a huge batch of homemade ones just for him and eating all the store bought ones myself!
Having the pot stickers deep fried in the bentos instead of steamed was definately different. I made sure to damp all the extra oil off before packing them in the bentos and I was surprised that they stayed pretty crunchy.


KAY said...

Yummie, delicious....bento!

Natakiya said...

Thank you :) They were definately tasty!