Tanabata Bento

Hi there! How is your weekend so far? :bling:
Today I’ve been to the star festival Tanabata. The location was the beautiful and vast park of the museum Rietberg. But I will probably write about this event in a separate entry so let me just show you our Tanabata picnic. Since the weather was really nice and I didn’t want to spend too much money on food there, I decided that this was just the right occasion for a Bento!

It’s been quite some time since my last one and due to time pressure I kept this Bento clean and simple. Edamame, corn and meatballs in one tire and rice covered with Nori (Noriben), Kimchi, rocket and Umeboshi in the other tire. I always miscalculate the size of this Bento and think of too few ingredients to fill it with. It’s essential to pack your Bento with as many and as differently cooked ingredients as possible but my fridge and time are limited so I just cooked some Edamame and used canned corn to fill the empty space. :jupp:

It’s the first time I made a Noriben! A Noriben is very simple Bento that consists basically of rice flavoured with soy sauce and Katsuboshi (dried bonito flakes) and is covered with Nori (sea weed). For a even simpler version, omit the bonito flakes.. (like I did). To make it to look like a night sky I put corn as stars on it. Anyway, it wasn’t enough and Silvankun was still hungry afterwards so later on we had some yummy ice cream and Melonpan!

Sorry for the weird quality pics.. my Nikonchan was acting strangely so I had to use the Lumix… I can’t wait to show you guys the pics I took at the Tanabata festival though! Luckily the outdoor pics still turn out great with the Nikon. :tanoshii: Enjoy the weekend! :twinkles:

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