Friday, October 14, 2011

#31 ~ Rice with Meatball Sauce and Patties

Left-over sauce place on top of rice, beef patties, some slices of cucumber, and tomatoes. Another delicious Bento for today!

Friday, October 7, 2011

#30 ~ Rice Roll in Nori and Fish Cake

Another sushi roll for my Bento #30! This time it's salmon as filling, fish cake with filling too, boiled egg in tea, mixed salad, apple, and honey dew for dessert.

Friday, September 30, 2011

#29 ~ Rice, Egg, and Porkchop

Another Bento for Two made of fresh cooked rice with smiley nori and sprinkled with sesame seedm bite size porkchop, scrambled egg, slice of tomato and cucumber. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

#28 ~ Grilled Chicken, Rice and Mix Vegetables

Another treat for this week Grilled in charcoal Chicken, one of my favorites especially how the marinated. I can eat this kind of chicken everyday :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

#27 ~ Egg and Hotdog for Two

Here's another Bento for Two that give smile to my niece and nephew. I admit, they don't really eat vegetables that why I'm trying to add decorated carrot and cucumber. They actually eat the carrot but not much of cucumber. I'll try to add more vegetables next time.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

#26 ~ Mix Seafood Sushi Roll

I still had this Bento when I was in Taipei! I have here mix of maki ~ I couldn't stop eating, quail eggs, okra, and mix fruits.

Friday, September 2, 2011

#25 ~ Fried Rice and Sausage

Bento for Today is for two, I made them for my niece and nephew. I preparedfried sausage,  fried rice with egg, green peas, and carrots. Some slices of cucumber and carrots, apple soak in syrup for dessert. A shaped cheese for the smily sun decorated with black sesame seeds.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

#24~ Buckwheat Cold Noodles

A very simple preparation! Cold Noodles remind of Taipei City so much. In here,  I just prepared the buckwheat noodles I bought in Puregold. I fried an egg, sliced one cucumber and carrots, and tahini (sesame sauce) for dressing. Some slices of papaya for dessert.

Friday, August 12, 2011

#23 ~ Baked Beef Bulgogi

I had this Bento when I'm still in Taipei and now I'm craving for it eventhough the beef bulgogi is available in S and R here in Manila. I prepared beef bulgogi bought in Costo, some cherry tomatoes, and chopped cabbage with corn and carrots, plus tahini (sesame paste) for the dressing.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekend Food Tour: Buckwheat Cold Noodles

Another Cold Noodles I bought from Seven Eleven when I was still in Taipei.

Buckwheat Noodles and Boiled Eggs

With Tahini Sauce, cucumber, and orange for dessert.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Vegetarian Dumplings

A treat for today, vegetarian dumplings, chicken, corn meal,  mix vegetables, and mix fresh fruits.

Food Trip Friday

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

#22 ~ Baked Penne with Spinach

Baked Penne with Spinach this time with Whole Wheat Mini Bread with cheese and Choco-Chip Walnut Bar for lunch today. For fresh vegetables, I had baby corn and romaine lettuce with Tahini Sauce, and grapes for my fruit.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Weekend Food Tour: Japanese Beef Curry

There's no place to run if I'm craving for Japanese curry as fast as in 7-11 Convenient Store in Taipei. Now that I'm back in the Philippines, I'm beginning to miss this kind of food, and the mix-sliced fresh fruits available 24/7.  Anyways, let you and I drool the food below :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bento-Take Out: Cold Noodles

What I like in Taipei during summer, cold noodles are available everywhere. My favorite place to buy is 7-11, yes you heard me there are more than  5,000 "7-11 Convenient Stores in Taiwan" like every corner has one. I bought the peanut dressing (I'm not fun of) and prepared at home by using my favorite sesame dressing. With the cold noodles, I also bought hard boiled egg in tea and fresh mixed vege salad.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

#21 ~ Seafood Chow Mian (Fried Noodles)

First time to use my new metal lunch box and today I'm serving Seafood Chow Mian (or simply called Seafood Fried Noodles). For the dessert I have mixed fruit ~ orange, apple, and honey dew (melon).

Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekend Food Tour: Ordinary Boxed Meal

This is how it looks like! This is not what I like about the Boxed Meal here in Taiwan. Commonly, everything is mix and added in a box. That's why everything taste the same :) Everything is warm and the food taste good, but it's fatty!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

#20 ~ Beef Rice Burger

Another rice meal for today, it's a burger made of rice! I had difficulty making this kind, but it's worth the effort. I'll be perfect next time! Aside from beef burger, I also had tofu egg, sauteed green beans, fish cake, cucumber, pineapple, and honey dew for desserts.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

#19 ~ Refreshing Sesame Cold Noodles

Nothing to beat the heat except for light and cool meal as Sesame Cold Noodles! No need to spend a long time in the kitchen and fussing with all the heat. Just boiled any noodles you like, let it cool and add sesame paste, chopped one cucumber. Toss and voila, a meal for the day is made :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekend Food Tour: Vegetarian Boxed Meal

Everything for today is made from vegetables. From sticky rice dumplings, vegetable rolls, vegetable ball, brown sugar mochi with red bean, and pumpkin with red bean mochi. I went to my favorite Vegetarian Restaurant where all the food will be paid by its weight.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

#18 ~ Shrimp and Scallop Pasta Salad

Summer is officially here! After the Dragon Boat Festival yesterday, after eating those heavy sticky rice, it's time to lighten up my meal a bit. I have here left-over penne from my previous Baked Penne with Spinach, few shrimps and scallops and mix them with romaine lettuce. Additional beef wrapped in tortilla, plus refreshing watermelon for dessert.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

#17 ~ Mixed Grain Rice, Hot Dog, and Tofu

Boat and rice dumplings are always associated with Dragon Boat Festival. If you guys are interested to know one of the story behind this festival, just click my previous post Weekend Food Tour: Dragon Boat Festival  from last year. My meal for today is not glutinous rice, it's a mixed-grained rice that can be bought in supermarket. I added fish flakes and sesame inside, sort of rice dumplings. To eat the mixed grain rice, I prepared hot dog,  fried egg tofu, fruits and vegetables.

Friday, June 3, 2011

#16 ~ Fried Chicken and Sauteed Vegetables

I just can't resist, my second time to post Fried Chicken! This time, with Sauteed Vegetables in olive oil. After sauteing, I separated the vegetables by color for a nice presentation. I also have  Coconut Balls for dessert.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

#15 ~ Mashed Potato and Beef Teriyaki

I ate dinner meal for breakfast! Last night, I was so excited to see the potato in heart shape and I decided to bake it at once and made it into mashed potato. While the potato is baking, I also made beef teriyaki. This morning  I heated everything back to the oven and voila! I had a good breakfast. I'm not even hungry until 2pm.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

#14 ~ Honey Chicken and Beef Wrapped

I didn't realized making bento is addicted and here I am just moved to a new home. Why Boxed Meal? As I've mentioned in my first bento, 便當 Bian Dang (Piandang) is very famous here in Taiwan. Taiwanese adapted it from Japanese (Japanese invaded Taiwan for more than 50 years). Literally, Bian Dang means A Lunch in a Box. For me, I would just like to emphasized that Boxed Lunch could be eaten any time of the day that's why I end up naming this page Boxed Meal.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

#13 ~ Light Meal for Everyone

First time to take out of the house  food in a Round Red Box that I bought last Chinese New Year. In Chinese Culture, mostly they use the box for different nuts and spring candies. I thought why not use it for my baking goods, tortilla wrapped, and even for meat. I brought this to our meeting yesterday. Although the box doesn't have any lock, just placing it in a bag still it's convenient to bring.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

#12 ~ Tuna Sandwich and Blanched Vegetables

Bento #12 ~ Tuna Sandwich and Blanched Veges
I baked the whole wheat bread creating into fun shaped like flowers, hearts, and even bears. I used tuna in water fresh from the can, I seldom eat canned food and if ever I have to add lots of vegetables to the meal. In here I used steamed okra wrapped in fish cake and baby corn as side dish. I also have mixed salad and seedless grapes for dessert.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

#11 ~ Rice in Nori, Steamed Shrimp and Vegetables

Bento #11 ~ Purple Rice in Nori, Steamed Shrimp and Vegetables
What can I say, I love shrimp! But I cannot eat a lot, I have occasional allergy with it. Anyways, I can't believe this is the 11th Bento I made. I'm enjoying creating and snapping (cooking and capturing) a lot, sometimes when I look around my mind is working with what to prepare next...Although my Obentos are made just for me and I haven't tried making for kids with all those characters, maybe soon...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

#10 ~ Bite Size Pizza for Lunch

Bento #10 ~ Mini Bite Pizza for Lunch

Mini pizza from left-over pizza sauce I made and the Fresh Milk Bread from yesterday's post, and fresh fruits and raw vegetables, a meal is created for the day.

Friday, May 20, 2011

#09 ~ Purple Rice and Shrimp

Bento #09 ~ Purple Rice and Shrimp
Another  healthy complete meal, but the difference now is I used purple rice (I really don't know how to call this, maybe wild rice?). I have here rice, top with egg, shrimp, tofu, cabbage, peas, and cherry tomatoes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

#08 ~ Peppered Beef Cold Noodles

Bento #08 ~ Peppered Beef Cold Noodles

It's peppered beef spinach cold noodles. I read so much about cold noodles and pasta salad since I would like to know the difference between noodles and pasta. Actually, I think there's not much difference. Mostly in Asia, we're just used to call noodles and in Western it simply pasta. Anyways, as usual  this is an easy way to prepare ahead of time, maybe at night and just place it in the chiller, the following day it's ready to eat.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

#07 ~ Chicken Cold Noodles

Bento #07 ~ Chicken Cold Noodles

The heat is on, it's time to eat cold noodles for refreshing feeling. Another simple meal that could prepare at night and just cover and place in the chiller, ready to eat the following day.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

#06 ~ Smiling Spaghetti and Brocolli

Bento #06 ~ Spaghetti and Broccoli
 My two previous posts aren't showing, I guess it will take time before Blogger could figure/return them. Anyways, when I made this bento my husband told me it looks like for Halloween :) I thought of Jack-o-lantern. I'm a bit frugal here, I used the left over pizza sauce I made, chopped some peppered beef and added fresh basil and cheese. A great meal indeed!

Friday, May 13, 2011

#05 ~ Fried Chicken and Rice

Bento #05 ~ Fried Chicken and Rice
Repost: The orginal was taken by blogger :(
I'm eating big time today! Kind of heavy food, but I think it's healthy in a way since it's a complete meal. How I enjoy using my do it yourself (DIY) rice molder and trying to fit all the food into the small lunch box. Good thing in my place where I live, I can buy small portion of everything. For instance, boiled egg, cooked rice, and even fresh fruits and vegetables.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

#04 ~ Rice Nori, Tofu and Mushroom

Bento #04 ~ Rice Nori, Tofu, and Mushroom
 As simple preparation as this kind of meal in a busy exam week. Rice wrapped in Nori (dry seaweed) with tuna and mayonnaise, shredded with carrots. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

#03 ~ Asparagus and Peppered Beef Egg Wrap

Bento  #03 ~ Asparagus and Peppered Beef Egg Wrap

There's nothing better than having good and healthy breakfast in the morning! I'm trying to give it a try, hoping I can continue waking up early to prepare rather than buying from breakfast store. This took around 10 minutes since I prepared the peppered beef the night before. You can also use ham and other vegetables, and mayonnaise for the dressing. For the dessert, I have cherry tomatoes and cheese.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

#02 ~ Pan Grilled Shrimp and Vegetables

Bento #03 ~ Pan Grilled Shrimp and Vegetables

The heat is on in the place where I live! It's time to eat light and healthy! Hopefully, I can cope up :) In here a mix of shrimp, okra, and baby corn that I blanched first before pan-grilling, seasoned with salt and pepper.

Friday, May 6, 2011

#01 ~ Smiling Boiled Eggs Fresh Salad

Bunnies that turned into Pigs
Welcome to the world of Bento (Boxed Meal or Bian Dang /便當). There are two reasons why I started making Healthy Bento. First, I was  inspired by Cooking Gallery, then I thought of starting to eat healthy breakfast early morning since my class starts at 10am until 1pm. I always end up eating anything available for grab. I can prepare the food at night, place in the chiller, and ready to eat in the morning.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Weekend Food Tour: A Boxed Meal (Bian Dang)

"便當" (Bian Dang), originally from Japan known also as Bento . Since Japan occupied Taiwan for more than 50 years, A Boxed Meal is adapted and became famous.  I bought this one in Taipei International Flora Expo. I like the shape of lunch box, I think I'll be using in making my own Bento.  Also a moulder for gelatin, or just simply use it for preparing ingredients :)
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