Monday, 14 March 2011

Onigiri Bento and Awards



I don't know what to name my bento... I call it 'Onigiri Bento' simply because there are 5 onigiris in the bento boxes. Two at the back are filled with prawn tempura and three at the front are normal onigiri without any filling.



Besides the onigiris, I filled in the bento boxes with Japanese rolled omellete or 'Tamagoyaki', Beef Yakiniku, chicken nuggets, Hawaiian piccolini, green beans/ham rolls, two quail eggs, broccoli, strawberries, blueberries, green grapes, cherry tomatoes and oranges.

Beef Yakiniku
  • 500 g beef steak, thinly sliced
  • Flour to coat the beef slices
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 stalks green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sake
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Sugar and white pepper to taste
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
Instructions
  • Heat 2 tbs oil in a wok.
  • Add miced garlic and onion. Stir fry until fragrant and slightly brown.
  • Toss in the flour coated beef slices and fry for about 1 minute.
  • Add sake, mirin , soy sauce, pepper and sugar. Mix well.
  • Now, add the bellpeppers and green onions. Stir fry for another 2 minutes or until everything is cooked through.
  • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
By the way, I would also use the chance today to say thank you to Stephanie Gang, the writer of Edible Art, for bestowing me with the wonderful award below :). It's highly appreciated...! Now I need to pass on this award to 15 lovely bloggers. I always find tasks like this very difficult, because there are actually so many wonderful bloggers out there but I am only allowed to choose 15. But well, since it is the award's rule, so here goes the list...



  1. Alison from Alison's Trials
  2. Belzy from Belzy's Kitchen
  3. Deepa from Hamaree Rasoi
  4. Honest Vanilla
  5. Jose Manuel from Asopaipas
  6. Kristy from My Little Space
  7. Lena from Frozen Wings
  8. Lia from Bentolicious
  9. Little Corner of Mine
  10. Manja from Jakubick
  11. Marie from ParikkObento
  12. Shierly from Kokken 69
  13. Swathi from Zesty South Indian Kitchen
  14. Tou Tou from Light Delight with Tou Tou
  15. Vivienne from Green Cilantro
I have also received another award a few days ago from Veny, a very nice and lovely woman in Indonesia who loves to eat everything 'enak-enak' (which means delicious) :D). To receive this award I need to tell you 7 things you might not know about me. I want to pass on this award to all my blog readers...:)!



  1. I am in my 20s. I have the impression some people think I am much older ...;)!
  2. I currently live in Germany, but I used to live in Sydney and Jakarta as well
  3. I love reading books, especially something related to history : The Renaissance, The Tudors, The French Revolution, etc.
  4. I love Barock and Rococo style, this might have been influenced by the manga I read when I was a little girl - The Rose of Versailles by Riyoko Ikeda.
  5. I hated shopping and fashion when I was younger, but now I do enjoy shopping very much and I love wearing pretty clothes and accessories (even though I cannot always do this every day unfortunately...!)
  6. I am a quite shy person and I am very bad at small talks. But once I have got to know you better, I could be crazy too at times and would show the sides you would never imagine I possess ;).
  7. I am rather paranoid - one reason why my profile picture is a bunny. But believe me, I am as cute as that bunny, hahaha...;)!!
Alright folks, that's it for today....!

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36 comments:

  1. he size of you bentos always amaze me!
    it must take a shopping cart full of food to fill those babies up!
    haha!
    those would be my lunch AND dinner ^ ^

    but theyre SO cute!! ahhh
    & youre very welcome for the blog! thanks for that lovely message.

    and you use to live in Aussie?! thats amazing,
    i gotta admitt, aussie accents are my FAVORITE.. 2nd is scottish LOL
    so do you have an accent or any sort? ^ ^ just curious.

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  2. oh my gosh so many mistakes...
    THE * & *award.
    so sorry. haha

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  3. @ Edible Art - My husband and I usually eat the bento for lunch and dinner, because you're right, the size is humongous...;)!

    Well, I guess I have an accent, but it's not very Aussie, I would say it's a 'confused' accent - Oz/Brit/Indo/German hahaha;)!

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  4. Coo siempre tús presentaciones deliciosas.

    Gracias por el premio, espero que no te enfades pero no suelo seguir cadenas de premios.

    Saludos y gracias por acordarte de mí.

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  5. CG, thanks for passing me the award. This is motivation to keep my blog 'lovely' :)

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  6. well,thx a lot for your comment,but i think that my dishes will never look as good as yours ,you simply are a master in decorating and arranging food on a plate!

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  7. thank you so much for your award!i am honored!:)
    your bento is so ...perfect,love it!

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  8. U r in germany? that's lovely!! Hubby and I had a ball in the supermarkets in germany!

    One thing i like about this bento is the variety! And hubby will like the steak-which I am inspired by your seasoning.

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  9. Yay!! Congrats on your awards! Thanks for passing it on! I too shall do the same!
    xx,
    Tammy

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  10. Congrats on ur award...looks delicious..

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  11. I admire your bento art very much! Envy!! Hope I can make 1 for my gals....one fine day... :P

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  12. No wonder your food looks so artistic! they are very Baroque style!
    Thanks a lot for the awards- I am flattered! I hope my food looks as beautiful as yours :-)

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  13. congratulations! you're really talented in making bento sets! can i know who's the lucky one who gets to eat them all? :P

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  14. Ongiri bento looks delicious and cute. love it.congrats on your awards wishing many more to come. Thanks for sharing the award with me.

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  15. Thank you so much for the award :) I'm so flattered! And I love this bento set, it looks like it can beaitifully feed a big family :) By the way, I thought you were much older as well, not sure why~

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  16. I guessed it right! Always imagining you in your twenties

    PS: I'm sure you are as cute as the bunny :D

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  17. wawww PR nya lgs dikerjain . senengnya liat lo rajin Sin hehehee
    masih muda yah masih 20"s hehee , itu bento aku udah speechless ga tau mau blng apa , klo blh minta dibikin aja heheee
    Good Job Sin !

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  18. Oh wow, thank you so much for thinking of me. I'm honoured to have these wonderful awards. So very sweet of you. Your bento box looks like a celebration feast on this special day. Thanks again for everything. Hope you'll have a great week ahead.
    Kristy

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  19. First of all congrats on your awards. And thanks a ton for passing it to me. It means a lot ....And it was great fun to know you better. So you are in 2os...I used to thought that you just crossed 18 ;-) And would love to see the real you someday in your profile pic :-)
    Ongiri Bento looks delicious

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. Congrats on your award! Your bento looks delicious and cute as always. Thanks for sharing those facts about yourself with us.

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  21. Wow, that's really nice Bento! So appetizing just by looking at it.

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  22. Oh love your bento.. u have so many good food inside!! and so lovely your little chicken quail eggs :) Also congrats on your awards! U are really good and deserve the awards.. *v*

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  23. Congratulations for the award! your blog is definitively a lovely blog! And thank you so much for giving me this award!I'm honored :) now its my turn to pass it to 15 bloggers?

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  24. Nice blog with awesome food art n recipes....

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  25. Danke für den Blogaward :-) *Juhu*

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  26. looks amazing..love this one too..
    congrats on your well deserved awards..:)
    Tasty appetite

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  27. Thanks a lot to include me for the award! Very appreciate it! Beautiful and delicious bento. I'm so hungry now :)

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  28. I love the combination of colors. Congratulations on your awards. It is always nice to learn more about the person behind the blog!

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  29. OMG... I'm killed by lots of cute and yummy bentos here. If you have lots of bento tools, I'm sure you can go "crazy" in bentoing :D

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  30. Love the Bento Boxes! Great to get to know you better! :)

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  31. dear CG, thank you so much for the award, really appreciate that!! all your bento looks stunning and the eggs are so cute looking!

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  32. Such a colorful and brilliant display of food....Awesome!!

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  33. congrats and thanks so much for the award CG! :) so honored and surprised! mb ppl think you're older because most ppl in their 20's don't have the patience to make such beautiful bentos? lol. those quail eggs brought a smile to my face today! :)

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  34. Your bento are so beautiful !

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