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Kindergarten bento – Kyoho grapes (6/Sep/17)

After a long, hot & humid summer, there is finally a sense of autumn in the air. The temperature at night time has cooled down, which makes us sleep better and hence gives us more appetite.

As dessert, I packed one of the seasonal fruits in our daughter’s bento – Kyoho grapes.  The flesh is very juicy and sweet, but the skin is quite thick and bitter. I usually peal it off before eating, but left it on this morning partly because I am always in a rush in the morning, and that she can now do it on her own, but mostly because of this beautiful colour of elegant dark purple that I wanted my daughter to see and remember as part of our autumnal delicacy.

Menu: Chicken soboro & scrambled egg on rice, Stir-fried potato & spinach, Boiled green beans, Cherry tomato

Kyoho grapes for dessert

Kindergarten bento – Busy morning (17/Oct/16)

Menu: Tori-soboro (chicken crumble) variation with chopped veggies and tofu, Roasted sweet potato, Goma-konbu, Baba-hamu-kyuri

Green grapes for dessert

Having some guests over the weekend. I didn’t have time for grocery shopping for bento making on Monday. Whipped up this packed lunch box using the ingredients stored in our pantry/fridge/freezer. Not too bad! 

bento for the little one (tori-soboro, chicken crumble variation 4/apr/16)

menu: tori-soboro (chicken crumble) on spinach rice, asparagus, cucumber & ham salad, tomato omelet

apple mousse and yogurt for dessert


tori-soboro, chicken crumble, is a suitable and popular recipe among children for packed lunches. in one of my earlier posts, it was introduced as “tricolor bento (recipe attached for tori-soboro)“. it can be frozen after being prepared and kept for a few weeks, which becomes especially handy when there is no other protein in the fridge. i sometimes mix it into mashed potato or pumpkin, which makes a excellent side dish. 

today i served tori-soboro on top of spinach rice (boiled spinach, drained well, chopped and extra water squeeze out well, mixed into freshly cooked white rice). the bright green not only adds a nice springy touch in the bento box but also matches nicely with the soysauce based chicken crumble and is great for extra nutrition for the little one.  

side dishes