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Lunch Box 217: Maki & mochi


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Go ahead, maki my day I went kind of overboard making maki one evening, didn't I? Fifteen pieces, five each of avocado maki, crab maki, and shiitake maki. This looks like more work than it was, as the rice is easy to cook and I already had the shiitake mushrooms left over from a batch of chirashi-zushi. Then there's slices of baked Japanese sweet potato, edamame, and some coconut mochi. The mochi was an experiment that turned out successfully, unlike my earlier effort which I dubbed "mochi brittle."

Wow. For once I packed an almost-completely-traditional bento lunch! Maybe it's completely traditional; I don't know if sweet potatoes are a usual lunch filler.

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