Tag Archives: onigiri

Octodogs (bento 14)

23 Feb

I’ve been busy. That and I haven’t packed food in a while. Bad me. I was craving sushi like crazy so I ate sushi three days in a row. Not all were great. The best sushi of those 3 was at Illusion in Brooklyn. Cheap lunch specials! 3 rolls + soup/soda for $9.

I’m so tired. I stand all day at work. It’s been raining all day. Exam tomorrow, not prepared. Issues with paypal and bank accounts. Not a happy camper right now.

On happier note, I bought the taiyaki pan! But it turned out to be $27. I can’t add apparently. Look forward to some freshly made taiyaki soon!

This dinner wasn’t enough. I was hungry soon after wards. My house seems to be running low on things I can pack.
bento 14
Octodogs, broccoli, fat free refried beans again, yaki onigiri (soy sauce grilled rice balls from trader joe’s), oranges and apples.

Bento 7 & 8

4 Feb

Lack of time to update so two bentos for you this time. Laptop lunch was yesterday’s dinner at work and onigiri were for class today.

bento 7
Quinoa pilaf with veggies, chicken and walnuts, salad with Trader Joe’s goddess dressing, cucumbers and tomatoes, veggie straws (rosemary), string cheese.

bento 8
Wasabi mayo tuna onigiri with furikake. Nori on the side for wrapping. I didn’t expect to eat all three because I don’t usually eat that much rice but I was hungry and class was boring.

Yaki onigiri (grilled rice balls) and Fried Montou

10 Jul

yaki onigiri side
Using lunchinabox’s tutorial, I made made some yaki onigiri with some left over long grain rice. I pan fried them in a bit of vegetable oil and brushed on some soy sauce on both sides. Crispy and salty, these were quite a yummy snack. Great practice for bento making! These can be made ahead, wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen until needed. Just nuke them in the microwave to reheat. Pictures taken by my sister with her camera. I can’t take such nice pics.. yet.

A lone star.
yaki onigiri star
Yum yum yum
yaki onigiri

Edited to add:
My mom made these buns called Montou in Chinese. They’re basically fluffy, plain white buns that are usually eaten for breakfast. She made them a while back and kept a bag of frozen ones on hand. These were pan fried and steamed (potsticker style). They are sometimes found in Chinese restaurants but those are deep fried. Eaten with sweetened condensed milk as the dipping sauce. What a treat. Not to be eaten often!
Golden brown fried montou.
fried montous
Montou with sweetened condense milk.
fried montou