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Old 02-07-2011, 06:03 PM   #11
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I am also a bento fan and last year got some of these as gifts for friends - you can nuke em and do clean up in the dishwasher. Amazon.com: Kotobuki 2-Tiered Bento Box, Silver Calligraphy (Bishamonten): Home & Garden

They are high quality and very cool :)

I initially ordered some others but returned them as I found they were too small. This model is just perfect.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:44 PM   #12
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I am sure after I get this bento box, I will likely buy more boxes from Japan or Amazon...where ever I find ones I like. I am hopeless when it comes to collecting neat things. Bento includes boxes, ingredients, equipment, books and recipes...I'm in heaven.

I managed my store crawl and have made room for everything so I can get started. Tonight is teriyaki chicken and udon noodles, steamed veggies. I'll be setting up a spicy miso soup ball, noodles, chicken and veggies in my Mr. Bento with mandarin oranges as dessert. All I will need is hot water for the soup.

Waiting for the onigiri when I get my rice cooker.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:00 PM   #13
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I'm going to be buying some umeboshi today, I was hesitant when I was gathering my Sushi supplies, but now that I know how to use it, it will make it's way into my stash.
Umeboshi is way too sour and salty for most palates. It'll make your saliva glands weep. A very common way to tame it is: take the pit out of one, take a good handful of dried bonito flakes, and chop 'em up together to make a paste, adding more bonito flakes to taste.

This paste is also a common center ingredient for onigiri rice balls.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:21 PM   #14
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I am sure after I get this bento box, I will likely buy more boxes from Japan or Amazon...where ever I find ones I like. I am hopeless when it comes to collecting neat things. Bento includes boxes, ingredients, equipment, books and recipes...I'm in heaven.

I managed my store crawl and have made room for everything so I can get started. Tonight is teriyaki chicken and udon noodles, steamed veggies. I'll be setting up a spicy miso soup ball, noodles, chicken and veggies in my Mr. Bento with mandarin oranges as dessert. All I will need is hot water for the soup.

Waiting for the onigiri when I get my rice cooker.
We need a group! Oh...wow...we have a group! I went crazy at this site to get a few items to better play with my food that I will put in my Bento box. Don't go there, PF. It's more alluring than the (20) Dollar Store.

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Umeboshi is way too sour and salty for most palates. It'll make your saliva glands weep. A very common way to tame it is: take the pit out of one, take a good handful of dried bonito flakes, and chop 'em up together to make a paste, adding more bonito flakes to taste.

This paste is also a common center ingredient for onigiri rice balls.
As the resident Bento newbie, you two need to translate for me. Onigiri? What is it?

~Kathleen - who now has rice molds ordered.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:56 PM   #15
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As the resident Bento newbie, you two need to translate for me. Onigiri? What is it?

~Kathleen - who now has rice molds ordered.
Kathleen, Onigiri are rice balls/triangles which are hand molded or done in plastic molds, usually with Umeboshi (pickled type of plum/apricot) in the middle, or whichever filling the person desires (chicken, tuna, vegetables, salmon, etc). Here - when all else fails, Wiki it
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:24 AM   #16
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Kathleen, Onigiri are rice balls/triangles which are hand molded or done in plastic molds, usually with Umeboshi (pickled type of plum/apricot) in the middle, or whichever filling the person desires (chicken, tuna, vegetables, salmon, etc). Here - when all else fails, Wiki it

LOL....I am almost embarrassed. At least you did not do this! Thanks!!!!
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:54 AM   #17
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LOL....I am almost embarrassed. At least you did not do this! Thanks!!!!
That's utterly brilliant. I think I'll need to use that quite regularly for one of my beloved and lazy brothers. Constantly asking me things and all I can reply with is "...you're talking to me online, why don't you just Googlize it?!"

Either way, you're welcome ^_^
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We need a group! Oh...wow...we have a group! I went crazy at this site to get a few items to better play with my food that I will put in my Bento box. Don't go there, PF. It's more alluring than the (20) Dollar Store.



As the resident Bento newbie, you two need to translate for me. Onigiri? What is it?

~Kathleen - who now has rice molds ordered.
My rice cooker showed up! I had to go see the site...will be ordering some rice molds for onigiri. I haven't braved the ume, yet. I have the day off tomorrow, after rehab, will be playing then.

Got some miso paste today so I can work on making "instant" miso soup balls.

And a Hello Kitty water bottle to take to rehab!
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LOL....I am almost embarrassed. At least you did not do this! Thanks!!!!
I have bookmarked that site. That's hilarious.
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That's utterly brilliant. I think I'll need to use that quite regularly for one of my beloved and lazy brothers. Constantly asking me things and all I can reply with is "...you're talking to me online, why don't you just Googlize it?!"

Either way, you're welcome ^_^
My sister is the opposite. We will both be on the phone and she won't tell me URL of the page she is looking at; she'll tell me what to Google. Then she is amazed when my search results aren't in the same order. o_0

When I eventually find her search result, she will tell me how to navigate the site to the page which she wants me to look at.

I noticed that Kathleen used a "tiny URL". That gives me an idea. I will send her the URL for the "Shorten with bit.ly" add-on for FireFox and then she can just click a button and have short URL to tell me. Might work.
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