Sukiyaki style beef bento

Sukiyaki style bento - 18.10.2010

A rather straigthforward bento, to get the groove back : sukiyaki style beef on a bed of rice, topped of with some carrots, snowpeas and radishes for that essential dash of colour.  And a little sidecar filled with fruity vitamins.

How to sukiyaki style beef :

I can't take credit for this recipe as I found it in Maki's JustBento book (which is a fab book btw, go out and buy it, you won't be disappointed :o) )

* enoki mushrooms (+/- 90g)
* 10 cm thinly sliced leek (white part)
* 2 fresh shiitake, sliced without stem
* 100g thinly sliced beef
* 1 Tbsp (brown) sugar
* 60ml dashi stock
* 2 Tbsp soy sauce
* 1 Tbsp mirin
* 1 Tbsp saké

Remove the stuck together roots from the enoki and separate them. Heat a bit of oil in a pan and sauté the leek until limp. Add the enoki en shiitake and sauté further for 4 minutes.  Add the beef and sugar and stirfry until the meat starts to brown. Add all the other ingredients and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Done.

As you might (or might not) have noticed, this post features a new box : a foldable (and reusable) bento, I encountered while browsing the website.  They have a lot of different designs for the cover, but I liked the swirly red line this one had. I was a bit weary at first : would it be hard to fold (knowing that my origami skills are quite limited) and more importantly, would this box be leakfree?

My apprehension was totally unjustified: not only did I fold the box in a record time, it is also nicely sized (640ml), microwave safe and didn't leak at all (although I have to add that using common sense, I didn't transport it upside down).  Compared to other boxes, this one is cheap, easy to use and doesn't take up a lot of room in the cupboard (reason to buy more of them? :o) ), so don't hesitate to get one.

1 comment:

Andi said...

I love the idea of a reusable bento box, that is awesome!