bibimbap onigiri bento

8 11 2010

tomorrow’s lunch is leftovers from tonight’s dinner, slightly rearranged:  instead of just packing the leftover black-and-brown rice into the tiffin (or a section thereof), i shaped it into two triangular onigiri, which i then partly coated in sesame seeds, and partly wrapped in sesame leaves.

i put a little bit of each of the namul (radish, carrot, mushrooms and pickled cucumber, plus some sprouts, ferns and sesame spinach buried underneath), and then fried up a few little quail eggs instead of one the big hen’s egg we used for each bowl at dinner.  finally, i packed some gochujang in a tiny mayo container, and added a vine-ripe tomato for color.

rearranging normal, eat-at-home dinners (whether using mini-versions of ingredients, or mini-portions) is one of my favorite bento past-times!


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12 responses

8 11 2010
sheri

Yummy! I love me some Korean bento food. At first I thought the onigiri were skunks or hedgehogs, heh. I’ll bet you can’t wait to dig into this one!

9 11 2010
mangochild

Yum. New combos of leftovers or ingredients used in a different way is a lot of the fun for me too – that and playing with the colors. Yours has both🙂

9 11 2010
Heather

It’s beautiful! I love the effect of the pale sesame seeds on the dark rice.

9 11 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

Cheerful, vibrant bento, yum! Love your creative re-arranging of a Korean meal on a petite scale here, so adorable🙂 Sesame leaf looks stunning with dark onigiri, megan!

9 11 2010
Mommyof2Girlz/Steph

Beautiful, loves the colors..yummy!

10 11 2010
Lia Chen

Can I say, this is very beautiful and delicious dosirak? Love the idea to coat your onigiri with sesame seeds, color looks amazing🙂

10 11 2010
Pipaw

Lovely! I think that your onigiri look more heart shaped than triangular and I like the way you coated them with sesame seeds!

10 11 2010
tatabonita

Megaaaaaannnn…….. Soooo sorry for coming soooo late, I’m really not a good friend – congratulations!!! Yayyyy😀. Hola Mrs. Gamene hehehe😀, hugs hugs hugs… So happy for you my dear pal, wishing you a happily-ever-after marriage😀. Btw, I love this vibrant bento, the color combination is just perfect😀

11 11 2010
cherry bento

Love the onigiri, so pretty and unusual, I’ve never seen something like this before. At first glance I thought chocolate / coconut treats. It all looks delish!

11 11 2010
thepoetryoflife

I love your photos – so visually vibrant and mouthwatering! You sound like you have so much fun with food!🙂

15 11 2010
KidsDreamWork

Love the way you coated the triangular onigiri in sesame seeds, they look so yummy and standing out from the bento!🙂

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