I miss preparing bento. These past couple weeks, I haven’t had the time and energy to get up and prepare a packed lunch, so I’ve been subsisting on store-bought ones. Still, rummaging through my backlogged post pile (pile is an understatement), I found two lunches that have yet to be posted, so I’m sharing one now.
I ate this weeks and weeks ago, but I’m sure you guys won’t mind looking at it now because how can you not want to see eggs with eyes? And octodogs! I know things with faces go well with my readers, so, there. Is there a smile on your face already?
I’d like to say this was a light lunch since half of it was a salad, but let’s face it. Those are two onigiri, made of probably a cup of rice? Stuffed in those heart-shaped onigiri (molder compliments of Daiso Singapore) are strips of smoked salmon and cream cheese. I used vinegared rice instead of normal rice since I like the light acidity it adds. The salad is mostly romaine and smoked salmon (nothing else in the fridge), to be dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette. On the side are hardboiled quail eggs (smiling with their nori faces) and octodogs with cheese and nori eyes.
Times like these when I’m writing posts for photos taken (and food eaten) ages ago, I’m always hit with a dose of nostalgia—and hunger. Madly craving for some smoked salmon right now. At least you guys know I’m suffering food cravings with the bunch of you, too.