Today's bento is Tondon !! (sauteed pork slices donburi)
Nothing beats donburi when I need to make bento quickly. Yes, I didn't have a lot of time, I overslept hehe. Donburi is a bowl of rice topped with dish. It's also popular as lunch. Do you know Katsudon, Tendon, Oyakodon etc? I love harmony of rice & dish.
Today's bento-bako is an enamel container. This is one of my favorite bento-bako. I like ceramic and glass containers better than plastic ones. But they're so fragile that I often use enamel container.
I love purple veggies and often use purple daikon (radish). The daikon blossoms are pickled with salt and kombu-cha. Pickle is a standard item for Japanese bento as hamburger and hot dog are mostly garnished with pickle.
By the way, do you know kombu-cha? Kombu-cha sold in USA are not real kombu-cha. They're a kind of fermented beverage! Japanese kombu-cha is made from kombu (seaweed) and seasonings and salt. It's
powder, so we dissolve it in hot water, then drink it as hot tea. We also use kombu-cha powder for cooking as seasoning.
The other day, I made some crepes. We can have fresh and tasty strawberries during this season. With fresh whipped cream... Mmm drool!