replacing barans in bentos..

Bento-ing from: Melbourne › Australia
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I hope I've put this under the right topic..

I'd like to know which vegetables are most suitable for bento food dividers (or baran's), cups or simply for decoration. I've seen many people use lettuces but I don't know which types. I fail miserably at indentifying fishes - if you were to ask me my answer would be "salmon" and white fish, so do I in lettuces.

Can someone tell me the names of the vegetables that I could use?


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Bento-ing from: somewhere › France
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Re: replacing barans in bentos..

Any kind of lettuce can be used as a divider. Plain old iceberg lettuce is great for forming little cups to hold food in. Of course, lettuce will get a bit limp over time, but then you can just eat it. Cabbage leaves, cut into appropriate shapes, are great baran replacements and don't get as soggy.


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