Helping out with interviews, we had a choice of bento lunches last week. Every year the meat, fish and vegetarian bentos are ordered from different Japanese restaurants. Sometimes they are gloriously transcendant, other times I'm left feeling like I should have chosen better.
Thursday's Fish Bento. Nice, fresh, but paltry in size compared to the steak bento that came with rice, potato salad, spinach and mashed sweet potato. Even the vegetarian bento was more substantial.
Friday's Fish Bento. Despite the organizer calling and pleading for something different, only the orientation of the maki changed. I should have jumped ship with the others to the Vegetarian option.
Vegetarian Bento. 2 maki, vegetarian nigiri and inari-zushi.
Plus! a lovely seaweed salad.