My Lunch Can Beat Up Your Lunch!

Lunch Box 240: Can do!


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Get out the geiger counter. Ignore the George Foreman grill and the stack of recipe printouts in the background. Woohoo!  I have a new bento box. Except perhaps it's not technically a bento box, as it's a tiffin - which is basically an Indian lunch box. It comes in the form of a set of small cylindrical metal containers that stack into a taller cylinder, with a frame around it to hold it together. Each bowl can hold a different item. However, since there are bento boxes that stack just the same way, and since "bento" means any kind of boxed lunch, then a tiffin technically is a bento box. An Indian bento, that's all. By the way, there's an interesting Wikipedia article on the delivery of tiffins in Mumbai. Shoot, I have to haul mine with me on the bus!

If you're interested in buying your own, check out Savingmoney2000 on eBay. The items are good quality stainless steel, the prices are excellent, the shipping is reasonable, the seller combines shipping, and I got mine in a week even though they were sent from London, England. Can't beat that with a stick!

Anyhow, on to the lunch itself! In the various bowls I have packed a storebought pork bun, steamed broccoli, steamed carrots, shelled edamame, a green salad with ginger dressing, and fruit salad made with guava, orange, apple, and grapes. It may look like a whole lot of food, but the bowls are not so deep that you end up packing too much. Especially since if you pack too much, you'll have to squish it down to stack the bowls together. Who wants to face mooshed tomato?

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