tomorrow’s lunch was inspired by the new key-shaped cutter lucky sundae recently showed off. i fell in love with the shape, but since i don’t have that cutter, i did it by freehand with a small paring knife. i dredged my tofu keys in a bit of garlic and flour, and then pan-fried them until they were crispy and brown. then i halved a scallion stalk and steamed both halves, making them pliable enough to loop through the keys.
i mixed my rice with some marumiya brand wakame, ume, and sesame furikake (the texture of this packet is chunky and actually contains some little bits of dehydrated ume that rehydrate when you mix it with steaming rice — yum!), and added broccoli (with a few sesame seeds), pea pods, carrots, grape tomatoes, and quail eggs to round out this bento.
it was a little rushed (and this picture is a little crooked!), but this week has been bonkers between client meetings, a brief going out the door thursday night, and my mad dash GRE studies. can’t wait to catch up on everyone’s blogs and tweets this weekend!