Grabbing a sandwich for lunch is always a quick and easy option, but who says it has to be boring? Brighten up your sandwich lunch by preparing it as an obento. Instead of preparing one big sandwich, think of them as sandwich halves, then insert a little bit of variety. A simple sandwich, easily made special.
For this particular lunch, I prepared a sandwich and a half. For the whole sandwich, I grabbed a couple of slices of Italian Salami and cucumbers, then layered it between 2 slices of white bread spread thinly with Japanese mayonnaise.
For the sandwich half in the center, I shredded one crabstick, added a slice of cucumber, julienned, some ebiko (shrimp roe) and a teaspoon of Japanese mayonnaise. Then, I spread this filling between a slice of white bread, cut in half.
To complete the lunch, I threw in some of my favorite Green Tea-filled marshmallows, a couple of Andes CrÃ¨me de Menthes and a packet of instant miso soup, the pasty kind that you just mix with hot water. A simple soup and sandwich lunch, with a few treats thrown in. Simple, fast and far from boring.