I like burgers. Who doesn’t? I’ve packed them in a bento or two. I’ve another hamburger bento again, but this time, instead of the usual beef plus salt and pepper patties I’m used to, I tried it Japanese-style.
Results? Flavorful, moist, and oh-so-cute.
Contents, clockwise from top left:
â€¢ Rice with bear-shaped burger patty. To quote 24fps, Hambearger sports a kewpie mayo grin as he carries a tomato and spring onion tulip
â€¢ Shredded daikon adorned with tomato bits. And more tomato slices.
â€¢ More mini hamburger patties. I used an onigiri mold to make heart, star, and bear-shaped patties but they refused to retain their shape and turned into odd little lumps. The bear-shaped patty on the rice, I had to form with my fingers after going through the onigiri mold. Did so after I realized that the initial patties refused to retain their shapes. The orange thing on the patties are clumps of orange zest. The strawberry container held some Knorr liquid seasoning, a soy-based flavored sprinkle.
â€¢ Orange wedges
Japanese Hamburgers v. 16 january 2007
1/4 kilo ground beef
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs (note: not panko)
half a beaten egg
half an onion
a little oil
1. Chop the onion the saute in a little oil. Let it cool.
2. In a bowl, mix together the beef, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper.
3. Fry lightly until done.
4. Serve with shredded daikon.