I love simple bentos with simple yet delicious comfort food. Paired with something that truly brings out its flavor, something as simple as Tinapang Bangus (Smoked Milkfish) can be as infinitely satisfying as complicated, sophisticated preparations. And it looks like Hello Kitty agrees with me, judging by her “ready-to-pounce” stance. Keep away Kitty, the fish is mine!
â€¢ Tinapang Bangus (Smoked Milkfish), served on top of–
â€¢ Fried Rice. An everything but the kitchen sink affair, I threw anything that looks interesting in there. So, along with the leftover rice from dinner, I sauteed aligue (Crab fat), more flaked tinapa meat, scrambled egg, and frozen mixed vegetables–peas, corn & carrots.
â€¢ Tomato & Onion salad. A classic Filipino side salad, this is delicious with fried fish, and just about anything else. Fresh tomatoes are diced then mixed with chopped red onions, then sprinkled with sea salt.
â€¢ Yay! Green tea-filled marshmallows!
Yes, those little trinkets around the Hello Kitty bento (shown assembled here) are smaller Hello Kitty Bento 😀 They’re Hello Kitty Miniatures from the Vintage Minis line. I bought them for my Pinky:ST collection but don’t they look nice with the “giant” Hello Kitty Bento set?