a typical end-of-the-week "festival of leftovers"
bento. The main items are futomaki
and smoked salmon
& egg sushi. The futomaki contain masago, egg,
shiitake, crab leg, and broccoli stems, and if you look
closely at the larger pic you can see that the nori
is brown rather than greeny-black. I've seen this cardboard-colored
nori many times at the market, and as it was the only
nori-suitable-for-sushi that I saw, I finally got some.
It's unlovely, but as far as I can tell it tastes the
broccoli takes up the extra space at the top.
And now, the leftovers! Baked Japanese sweet
purple sweet potato, and marinated, stir-fried tofu.
I collect good leftovers. One weird thing - the tofu
has gotten lighter in color, but the flavor of the marinade
is just as strong. I suspect that it's just soaking
in deeper... or something. Finally, there's a
salad made with mango, lychees, and blueberries.