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Lunch Box 13: More Octopus


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Mitigated seafoodThis time the octopus is real. See the little tater-tot-lookin' things in the upper left? Those are takoyaki, AKA octopus dumplings. You bite through the chewy dough and inside is a little curl of tentacle. Tasty and amusing! At the lower right are smoked salmon sushi, sushi with shrimp furikake, and sushi with toasted sesame seeds. Rounding out the meal is steamed zucchini and sakura-mochi (mochiko version).

This is the third box in a row that features sakura-mochi. When I said on its recipe page that it makes a lot, I was not kidding.