Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Shoyu Koji Karaage Bento

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This morning I made chicken karaage since Yuppi requested it yesterday. She is a huge karaage hunter. This is my first time using shoyu-koji for karaage. Though I haven't posted it yet I made shoyu-koji the other day. It's as simple to make as shio-koji. You just replace the salt and water with shoyu. If you ever have a chance to make it, try it with sashimi or sushi. You would feel the difference. The rest of these bentos have potato cucumber salad, shiokoji tamago, plums and ume-shiokoji broccoli.

shoyu koji
Here is what shoyu koji calls for.

Today's quick okazu!! Today I made ume-shiokoji broccoli. It came out amazing. A long time ago, I got an idea of ume-shoyu broccoli from a vegetarian chef, lightly boiled broccoli tossed with a bit of umeboshi paste and shoyu. It is a nice salad that goes with rice. I remembered it and made it with shiokoji instead of shoyu. Ume-shoyu, ume-shiokoji, both work on broccoli (cauliflower as well).

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This is mine. I'm happy it's my kind of bento. Can you guess what the difference between these similar photos is? To all those who found it out, I'll give a little something... Yes, I'll give you my love. You have to take it lol!

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  1. is it the two little figures in the background?  i'm not for sure what they are, sylvanian family cats maybe?  ♡ back at you!

  2. i forgot to say how good it looked, esp. the ume-koji combo!

  3. Oh no, I think somebody is trying to steal a bite of your bento :)  I dearly love the foods you make!  I wish I could taste them through the computer, lol!

  4. Hee hee BINGO! They are not  Sylvanian families, but maneki-neko though ;) Thank you!

  5. Haha that's okay coz I already ate it all up :D
    I'm always thinking the same... I want a comp which food pops out of lol!

  6. this bento looks like the perfect variety of little bites of delicious things.  can't wait to try the broccoli salad, too!

  7. I was stuffed with the bento! :) I like broccoli, and hope you have a chance to try shiokoji one day.