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Make a Bento Box. Aug05 by Guest Contributor Our Guest Contributor is Wendy Copley of Wendolonia.

Make a Bento Box

When my oldest son entered preschool and I had to start packing him a lunch, I was terror-struck. Up to that point his daycare had fed him his lunches. Sure, I made his lunches on the weekend, but I usually just heated up leftovers or fixed him a bowl of mac and cheese. A lunch box full of cold foods. A lunch box full of cold foods he would be willing to put in his picky three-year-old mouth. My mind boggled. But rather than panic, I did what I do in all times of crisis: I started searching the internet. What the heck is bento, you ask? That sounds boring, you say. Ahhhh, but there’s where you’re wrong!

Some people go all out when they’re packing a bento box. What you’ll need to start packing bento lunches: Don’t worry! A box — The most important piece of equipment you’ll need to pack bento lunches is some sort of box to put your food in. About that cute part Neat and Tidy Cut shapes. Bento-Friendly Recipes Index. The Serious Eats Guide to Ramen Styles. [Photograph: J.

The Serious Eats Guide to Ramen Styles

Kenji Lopez-Alt] Note: All week, we'll be celebrating the wide, wonderful world of ramen here on SE. Stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes look at a noodle factory, guides to eating ramen around the world, a collection of instant ramen hacks, and oh so much more! Hi, I'm ramen. You may remember me from such bowls as "First Dish I Learned to Cook On My Own," the ever-popular "Morning After Peach Schnapps-Fueled College Dorm Room Party," "Don't Tell Mom The Microwave Is Dead," or, one of my more subtle, emotional works, "Oriental Flavor. " Despite its popularity among the cash-strapped and the sodium-starved, the world or ramen extends far beyond the instant variety we grew up on. Nowadays, ramen is high in the running for national dish of Japan. I'm not going to even pretend that a comprehensive style guide of all the ramen out there is possible, but we'll do our best to give you something to noodle over.

The Broths Classification by Heaviness. Kakitama-jiru かきたま汁 作り方レシピ. Tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette) 卵焼き 作り方レシピ. Japanese Cooking 101: List of required ingredients and equipment. The response to the Japanese Cooking 101 announcement has been very encouraging!

Japanese Cooking 101: List of required ingredients and equipment

I’m glad that so many of you want to learn about making Japanese food from scratch. As promised, here is the list of required ingredients that I would like you to have ready for the course. Unfortunately most Japanese ingredients are rather expensive, but on the plus side this will form the nucleus of an authentic Japanese pantry after the course is finished, since we’ll only be using a small amount of each. The fresh ingredients needed will be announced before each lesson, but for this course I will be sticking to things that should be easily obtainable in most of the world, at any tme of the year, so you shouldn’t have any problems there. I’ve put together a section on my aStore that lists these ingredients. Basic pantry ingredients 1. This is available at Japanese grocery stores. In the U.S. two well known and well priced brands are Nishiki and Kokuho Rose. 2. 3. 4. 5. Used in soups and salads.

Japanese grocery stores in the United States and territories. This list is sporadically updated but should be reasonably current.

Japanese grocery stores in the United States and territories

Japanese food is getting more and more popular across the United States. Korean-oriented markets also carry a lot of Japanese food supplies. (Chinese markets do not necessarily carry Japanese food, though they may have some items.) In addition, Amazon Groceries carries several Japanese food products, including harder to find items. Below is a reader-contributed list of brick-and-mortar Japanese grocery stores and stores selling food-related items in the United States.

Bento fans should also check Where and how to buy bento boxes and equipment on our sister site, Just Bento. Nationwide chains 99 Ranch Market Chinese and English web site Chinese chain. Daiso English web site Worldwide store list Daiso is a Japanese dollar store type chain. Han Ah Rheum/Super-H/H-Mart A rapidly expanding Korean supermarket chain with stores in NY, NJ, PA, CO, IL, MD, CA, WA, CA, DC; expanding to other states (TX, etc.). Mitsuwa Arizona. Omurice. Omurice with demi-glace sauce.


Omurice or omu-rice (オムライス, Omu-raisu?) Is an example of Yōshoku (a Western-influenced style of Japanese cuisine[1]) consisting of an omelette made with fried rice and usually topped with ketchup.[2][3] With omu and raisu being contractions of the words omelette and rice,[4] the name is an example of wasei-eigo. It is a popular dish both commonly cooked at home and often found at western style diners in Japan. The dish was brought to Korea during Japanese rule,[5] and today it is a fixture on gimbap restaurant menus throughout South Korea, where it is rendered as "오므라이스 (omeuraiseu)" in Hangul.[6] Omurice is also popular in Taiwan, another territory formerly occupied by Japan.

Children, in particular, enjoy omurice, and it is often featured in okosama-ranchi or kids' meals.[1] Omurice is said to have originated around the turn of the 20th century[4] at a western style restaurant in Tokyo's Ginza district called Renga-tei, inspired by chakin-zushi.[7]