Another mass update, just to help me catch up. Lord knows I have tons of pictures, ready to be written up for posting, on my hard drive. Since these three are pretty ordinary, just let me do quick rundown for each.
Bento #1 has yummy Fish Tocino prepared donburi-style over organic brown rice, sprinkled with some chopped green onions for added oomph. The fish tocino was purchased from Citra Mina, a frozen seafood store in BF Homes Paranaque. It was my first time trying it and I was pleasantly surprised. You wouldn’t think it was fish because it had a texture similar to pork. It’s great for those who are craving for a tocino fix but can’t because they need to avoid pork.
Bento #2 is a simple enough affair. I took a pork fillet, dusted liberally with freshly cracked black pepper and a smidgin of salt, then fried. It’s too simple, yet it’s enough to make me happy. In fact, I kept pinching bits as I was putting it together, it’s a surprise I still got enough to eat for lunch. Along with that, I packed some left-over chorizo de bilbao, skewered with tiny picks for cuteness. Then, I steamed some green beans for my vegetable requirement. Oh, and I stuck an umeboshi (Japanese pickled plum) on my rice, just because I felt like it.
Bento #3 is an all-out leftover bento from BF Homes Paranaque-based restaurant Toho Restaurant. A family-style restaurant, the servings are large so I got lots of leftovers last time my family ate there without me. Fortunately, even their leftovers are good, so I gladly packed them for lunch. Shown is their Shanghai Fried Rice, Lechon Macau (with pickled papaya) and Beef with Broccoli. The strawberry sauce container holds sauce for the lechon macau. I actually packed everything straight from the fridge, stuck it back in the fridge as I got to work, then just microwaved right before lunch. Happiness!
That’s it for this post. I still have a couple of backlogged bento posts, but since they’re of the cute persuasion, I’ll write them separately so I can include how-tos. Hope you guys look forward to it!