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Topic: My first bento (and tamagoyaki recipe)  (Read 2024 times)
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« on: July 29, 2009 02:30:34 PM »

I was bored at work yesterday and came across an awesome blog about making bento that inspired me to give it a go.  I went down to the local Asian supermarkets and Asian-run .99 shop for supplies.   I got a cute bento for $1 and whatever ingredients I needed for this tamagoyaki recipe [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja8fCHS4aRI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja8fCHS4aRI
.  It came out pretty good, tho rolling the egg was quite difficult!  Mine was not quiiiiiite as pretty as the one in the video, but I think it takes a lot of practice to roll the egg like that.  The presentation is very simple since it was my first bento and I was running late for work.  

FYI... If I remember correctly the recipe doesn't say what temp to cook the eggs, I did it round med-low since the layer is so thin and you don't want them to burn.  I also used a round stainless frying pan as opposed to a rectangle non-stick tamagoyaki pan and it came out just fine.  I also added some sesame oil, and would ease up on the sugar next time I make this, but overall it was delicious, like the melt-in-your-mouth kind of mmmm.  I made the tamagoyaki last night and left it in the fridge overnight.  I ate it with Jasmine rice (apparently I'm out of my favourite sticky rice) and also ate Taiwanese cucumbers with daikon.  I hope other people like this recipe too... surprisingly easy!
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009 02:34:29 PM »

Oh!  I forgot to mention the blog was http://www.aibento.net/ ^_^.  She does some really amazing stuff, won some competitions and all that jazz.  The blog started when she began trying out bento so check it out!
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009 03:05:30 AM »

That looks and sounds really good! I'd love to get into making bentos...they seem like such fun ^_^
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009 12:35:39 PM »

Yeah I've actually been doing it (work)daily... I'm not the super artsy type so I refrain from butchering my food into shapes that look nothing like I intended but the food's been super yummy!  It also gives me an odd sense of accomplishment.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009 01:14:21 PM »

i love bentos! nice work on the tamagoyaki, i started with that too! they're so yummy.

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