Old style bento
I am working mom and I have to prepare lunch for 2 kids everyday…
Yes, my hubby and my mother-in-law (hubby’s mom) takes care of the kids when I work, but I still need to make Bento for kids!
This is my “Old Style Bento” … Onigiri (rice ball) and a little side dishes… I chose salmon and broccoli, and Japanese style omelet.
My kids love BIG Onigiri! I put a lot of ingredients every time, like Japanese pickled plum, salmon, sea weed paste (Tsukuda-ni), meat soboro (mince chicken meat)… or, what ever you want!
In ancient Japan, we wrapped this Bento with bamboo skin. Bamboo skin has preservative effect but hard to get it nowadays… so I use plastic. The town doesn’t have charm of its old days any more!