I did a simple decor today, need a break after 2 days of packing 4 bentos. 3 bentos is still a more comfy number for me. I just decorated the hard boiled eggs as Pikachu, a very speedy decor. :) I made cheaters mentaiko pasta for the boys' bentos. I was lazy to walk over to the mall to get mentaiko under the scorching hot sun, so I just bought ebikko instead. This is one of our favourite Japanese fusion pasta, it's quite easy to make, will share the recipe at the end of this post. :)
IT's bento, in the box are ebikko pasta, eggs, Taco, beancurd chicken, strawberries and blueberries.
LT's bento, same food as above, except there's no Tako in his bento, he does not likes it. :P
IT's bento for recess, in the box are mentaiko pasta, Tako and grapes.
Pikachu eggs. :P
Beancurd chicken, scallops/asparagus and otah for my lunch.
I could not resist making a serving of ebikko pasta for myself too. Argh, ate too much today. :P
Mentaiko Pasta Recipe
- 2 mentaiko sacs or more
- 30g butter, softened
- 2 tsp sake
- 1/2 tsp Japanese shoyu or light soy sauce
- 2 tbsp Japanese mayonnaise
- 1 serving of angel hair pasta
- sea salt
1. Make a slit on each mentaiko sac and scrap out the roe with a spoon. Discard the membrane.
2. Mix the roe along with mayonnaise, sake, shoyu and softened butter in a bowl.
3. Cook pasta in salted water according to the timing indicated on the package instructions. Drain pasta and reserve some of the pasta water.
4. Add the mentaiko mixture to the cooked pasta while it is still hot. Toss until well-mixed. If the pasta is too dry, add a few tablespoons of reserved pasta water. Season to taste with salt if neccessary.
5. You can top with shredded nori and tako slices.