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8 Ingredients Bento for Bento&Co 2014 Contest

I participated in Bento&Co's 2014 Contest for fun and submitted my bento photo a few days ago, actually on the last minutes - I thought I wouldn't be able to take part in the contest as I was rather short on time, but Bento&Co extended the co...
by Cooking Gallery on Jul 10, 2014

My Bento Cookbook - BENTO DELIGHTS

Yup, you've read that correctly, my very first and my very own bento cookbook :-)! After months of hard work, it's finally done! This was also one of the reasons why I had been in an on-and-off again relationship with my blog the last couple of month...
by Cooking Gallery on May 15, 2014

Shrimp Fried Rice Bento

 A very simple but delicious bento today: spicy shrimp fried rice  served with slices of hard-boiled egg, cherry tomatoes and pickled carrot salad.Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice1 cup cooked rice10 - 20 pieces of shrimps1 tablespoon cooking oil1 ta...
by Cooking Gallery on Jul 7, 2013

Plum Onigiri Bento

Today's bento: 2 rice balls seasoned with Nori Fumi furikake (seaweed/ sesame seeds sprinkles) and topped with umeboshi (pickled plum), a halved soy-sauce marinated egg, a small portion of garlic/soy sauce chicken, blanched broccolini, half of a cher...
by Cooking Gallery on Jun 26, 2013

Mushroom Spaghetti Bento

 This is the first bento I made after I returned to Australia a few months ago. Very simple, nothing cutesy except the two pretty carrot butterflies. In fact I also sent this picture to Bento&Co Competition, with the hope that I would get a...
by Cooking Gallery on Jun 19, 2013

Fried Noodles Bento

I wanted to make charaben today, but in the end I was too lazy and just made a portion of good ol' traditional bento box ;).The box contains plain fried noodles, pan-fried gyoza, baby carrots, pan-fried garlic chicken, soy sauce egg, a piece of radis...
by Cooking Gallery on Oct 23, 2012

Fried Rice-Noodles Bento

 This is another simple bento which you can whip up within minutes, provided that you have all of the ingredients ready. And please do use fresh rice-noodles if you could, it'd make such a huge difference...!Ingredients:250 g fresh rice-noodles1...
by Cooking Gallery on Oct 6, 2012

Chicken Katsu Bento

I made this bento last week. It contains rice topped with umeboshi (pickled plum) and cucumber, chicken katsu (Japanese style chicken schnitzel), yakisoba (fried noodles), korokke (potato croquette), tamagoyaki (rolled omelet), shibazuke (pickled cuc...
by Cooking Gallery on Sep 15, 2012

Power Lunch Bento

My husband had this bento a few days ago. If you still remember, I told you that I made him a bento box with the same menu as mine. But he also had a piece of Korokke (Japanese croquette) and stir-fried bean sprouts which were missing in my bento.I h...
by Cooking Gallery on Sep 10, 2012

Chicken Sukiyaki Bento

 I participated in a bento contest last July organised by Bento&Co. Due to your kind support, I won the second prize :). I got a 10,000 Yen voucher plus some bento boxes and accessories from Bento&Co. I received so many extra goodies a...
by Cooking Gallery on Sep 8, 2012

Summer Picnic Bento

This Summer Picnic Bento is my newest bento lunch which I devoured at home just now - you can have a picnic at home too, can't you :)?My lunch contains maki-zushi filled with ebi fry and mayo, a few slices of tamagoyaki, two pieces of Babybel cheese,...
by Cooking Gallery on Aug 28, 2012

Spaghetti Aglio Olio Bento

Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Shrimps - serves 2200 grams spaghetti, cooked to al dente1/4 cup olive oil1- 2 seeded bird's eye chilies, sliced thinly3 - 4 cloves garlic, sliced thinly1/2 onion, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped green onions1 tablespoon chop...
by Cooking Gallery on Aug 21, 2012

Braised Duck Bento

I ordered a new vegetable cutter last week. I own several butterfly cutters already but this one now belongs to one of my most favourite cutters ever because it's so pretty...!! It's also quite small, perfect for bento making!This simple bento contai...
by Cooking Gallery on Jul 1, 2012

Vegetarian Bento: Sesame Noodles

 Today I made sesame noodles for lunch. If I remember it correctly, this must be my first ever vegetarian bento...! I am not vegetarian and I am not thinking to be one either, but I have to say having meatless meals from time to time can be very...
by Cooking Gallery on Jun 10, 2012

Ebi Fry Bento

I made this bento around last week. This time the bento box consists of steamed brown rice sprinkled with toasted sesamed seeds, Japanese-style fried shrimps (ebi fry - check out the recipe here), stir-fried green beans seasoned with soy sauce and Ja...
by Cooking Gallery on Apr 23, 2012

Petai Fried Rice Bento

I am in love with my new bento box. I thought that it would be impossible to buy this pretty wooden box in Germany, but I managed to get it from Amazon.de.This bento is super simple: I had fried rice with petai beans and shrimps, spicy Korean style b...
by Cooking Gallery on Apr 21, 2012

Low-Carb Bento: Caesar Salad & Almond Schnitzel

Another lunch for my low-carb bento series: creamy caesar salad with chicken schnitzel coated with almond meal. Almond meal is a great alternative to the usual flour and breadcrumbs coating. It even tastes really good! The only drawback is, it can be...
by Cooking Gallery on Apr 9, 2012

Low-Carb Bento: Soy Sauce Duck & Creamy Rocket Salad

Another try to do a low-carb diet...;). I did try it last year but it didn't last very long, I hope this year I can be more disciplined. One reason why I want to try this diet again is because I have noticed that I have been eating too much carb late...
by Cooking Gallery on Apr 8, 2012

Spaghetti & Tamagoyaki Bento

Have you missed seeing my traditional bento :)? I know that charaben is not for everyone and it is certainly not really meant for grown ups (well, I guess for special occasion it's fine...), but most of the time the child in me needs to satisfy the u...
by Cooking Gallery on Mar 25, 2012

Pink Sakura Bento

I am getting crazy with designing my own mugs ;)! This time I hand-painted the picture with water colour, colouring pencils and markers before the picture was printed on the mug. I think this mug looks sort of better than my previous ones (which you...
by Cooking Gallery on Feb 18, 2012


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