Guy Does Bento no. 4: Tonkatsu and pickled peppers with goat cheese

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A substantial bento with some pretty strong flavors. continue reading...

Pork (or beef) and mushroom roll-ups

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This is the kind of bento item that you see quite often in homemade Japanese bentos - a simple deep fried fritter or nugget. I haven't featured a lot of these on these pages, because I know that many JustBento readers are leery of deep frying in general. However, they are quite easy to make, especially if you make them for dinner and reserve one or two for next day's bento - or even freeze a few. The general theory behind including a bit of fried food in a bento is to make it just a bit more filling and substantial. And remember, for a bento you only need one or two. continue reading...

Guy Does Bento no. 2: Taco-couscous bento

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The guy steps it up with a riff on an Okinawan speciality, taco rice. continue reading...

Basic taco meat mix

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It’s hard to believe that I have never posted this really basic basic, but looking though my archives I have not. So here it is, a ‘taco meat’ mix that I make all the time in some quantity, freezing in portions. It can be used in tacos of course, as well as a sort of Western-tasting soboro to top rice. I try to get as many vegetables as I can into it. This most recent batch was made by The Guy by the way, proving that it’s quite fuss-free…provided your Guy (or Girl, whichever designation fits the non-cooking partner in your household) doesn’t mind chopping vegetables, or else can use a food processor. continue reading...

Bento box review: The Idea bento box may just be the ideal bento box

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A review of a very versatile bento box that’s especially good for bento beginners. continue reading...

Guy Does Bento no. 1: Salmon furikake sushi bento

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The Guy makes his first foray into the world of bento making. continue reading...

Update

Hi everyone. I put up a post about my health situation over on my personal site. Please take a look if you're interested.