we have a recapitulation of the very first bento I ever
blogged: my Benihana Ripoff Special. Marinated stir-fried beef,
onion stir-fry, rice, and
This, to me, is the classic make-it-yourself Japanese
meal, plagiarized from my favorite teppan-yaki house.
I don't usually make it with lavender rice,
but, hey, why cook up another batch when I still
have leftovers? Anyway, this is the first stuff I really
figured out how to cook as opposed to just boiling or
microwaving or, in extreme cases, actually reading directions
and mixing things together. Those old spaghetti-and-ragu
days. I might still be in that rut if I hadn't tried
the bento thing out of curiosity, and then set up a
website when I realized how well it worked for me.