How I pack my bento lunches

This is how I do it. Very very simple and amazingly, a lot of food as well.

Packing the Food : The starting

Before packing, I prepare the food and leave it to cool to room temperature on the table. So we have fish, tofu, mixed rice and veggies.

Lunch + Breakfast

After packing, the filled containers looks like this.

Packing Food : The end

And this is the leftovers that I had after packing. These will go into the fridge and repacked tomorrow for the next day’s breakfast + lunch meals. 🙂

Breakfast : Beans with Squid

This was breakfast. Leftover dinner meal of french bean and squid. The french bean was cooked with garlic, stir-fried. For the squid, Granny cooked it with a bit of Lea and Perrins sauce with onions.

Lunch : Rice + Veggie

The rice was heated up and then mixed with blended nori seaweed and I think I threw in some deep fried shallots as well as some black sesame seed. I think I also added in some pepper for taste. The veggies are mustard greens (Chai Sim) and Chinese broccoli (Kai Lan) that was boiled with Mirin sauce. Came out tasting sweeter than I had expected.

Lunch : Tofu and Curry Mackerel

Well, boiled egg tofu and poached Curry Mackerel. I mashed the Curry Mackerel just to see how it would look like if it was like so. Ok, not so successful in making mackerel sprinkles and am going to follow the Japanese cooking book instructions of slow fire to dry it up.

And there you have it. One of my lunch meals. Small portions but variety.

Breakfast : Veggie Omelette

Breakfast : Veggie Omelette

Lazy blogger blogging about breakfast. 🙂 This one was a few weeks old now.

It’s just plain omelette but with a lot of vegetables inside it. I think I had chopped onions, chopped garlic, sliced celery and also some chai sim (mustard green) stems that were chopped. Oh, I also had babycorn added into it as well.

The omelette came out tasting pretty sweet, surprisingly. Probably from all the veggies. I think I used 2 eggs for this one, to try and make the bulk of the chemicals stick together.

So, healthy breakfast. 🙂 With no heavy carbs in it. 🙂

The Red Thermos Set


The red thermos set arrived last Friday and I can tell you it’s small. Granny was shocked to see it so small and kept saying that it won’t be enough for me. Hee hee!

Well, it’s not too bad, I think. I use the top container for a small serving of salad for breakfast. Then lunch was stir-fried somen noodles with spinach, chai sim, carrots, onions, garlic and some home-made fish balls (no flour in them). Seasoned with 1 teaspoon of Lea & Perrins sauce and 1 teaspoon of Mirin sauce.

Granny said that it smelled nice so looks like my cooking is getting better. Only thing was that there were no taste to it.