bento starts with seafood okonomiyaki,
which has as fillings and toppings mussels, squid, octopus,
and shrimp. It's hard to see the tentacles in the photo,
but they're there, honest. On the side is some edamame.
On the right I have some
which taste pretty much like roasted chestnuts and,
like roasted chestnuts, can be a pain to peel.
The pain is under my fingernails, and brings thoughts
of bamboo slivers to mind. I figured out an easier
way to peel them by using a spoon to separate the linings
from the nuts, but that didn't occur to me soon enough.
Anyway, I also have a fruit
salad with pear, persimmon,
and apple, and a pair of See's chocolate &
nut clusters. See's candies, by the way, are the best
chocolates in the known universe.