Wednesday, 13 August 2008

bento #6: sushi breakfast & home-cooked lunch...

housemate M came home from midvalley yesterday night and happily announced that she bought some sushi for me! but i've already cooked my rice by then, so after much negotiation, i agreed to take 2 pieces for breakfast...

sushi breakfast, with a blob of wasabi and soy sauce, courtesy of M... yummers!








lunch was home-cooked japanese rice mixed with furikake, 2 types of japenese pickles, boiled asparagus, crabsticks, slices of japanese cucumber and tamagoyaki!

bought the asparagus last week, so had to cook it before it all gets dump into the bin. after a crash course with auntyjo, i up and gave it a try yesterday. 1st, i din know how much to cut away. auntyjo said to cut away the fibrous or woody lower part of the stem... erm... ok, so i just snapped off 1/3 of every stem, woody or not! :P

next, i'm to boil it 'until it turns bright green'. yikes! this is the first time i'm handling asparagus. how would i know a 'bright green' asparagus from a 'not-so-bright green' asparagus??? so the whole time it's boiling, i was just staring at the stems, asking myself, "is this bright green? is this bright green?" aiyo, tension! then right after boiling, need to dunk the vege into a cold bath. with no ice cubes, i just made do with cold water from the fridge.

but it turned out ok! maybe a bit too soft from boiling too long, but it still tasted ok. housemate M said it tasted like edamame... i was like munching on them the whole time i was preparing my bento. hahaha...

and my tamagoyaki turned out well this time! so happy... hehe... but my crabstick was a bit too dry, coz i microwaved them. hehehe... now i realized i should've stick them into the rice cooker after the rice is cooked! ok, will do that the next round...

and the japanese cucumber i bought from carrefour last week dun taste like japanese cucumber at all! tastes like local cucumbers. bleah! so M is gonna kao-tim the rest of it for me. hehe...

all in all, a satisfying breakfast n lunch... but the preparation (i'm such a slow worker in the kitchen!) is so tedious! and washing up all those pots n pans, plates and bowls is a real bitch...

5 comments:

Emily said...

Lovely! Things get better as days goes by! Practise makes perfect and over time you will learn how to improve the preparation time and cleaning up as you go!

Emily said...

ps: where did u buy the two japanese pickles? nice ah?

stargal said...

japanese pickles are from isetan. the brown one is kelp and the red one is an assortment of vege... cucumbers and dunno what else. i forgot what they're called in japanese, but it's nice! the kelp is soft and the red one is crunchy.

takakko said...

Yooohuuu..........i'm writing liao.

Ya..will help u kaotim the rest of the cucumberla.
Your bento idea is getting more and more fun, eh? Get me into it also.
Kekeek...

What's up for bento #7?

stargal said...

hehehe... fun right? n happy right, when open up the box to a nice and pretty lunch? :D

bento #7 ar? hmm... i still have 1/2 of the japanese rice from yesterday, so most prob the same thing again lar!