I'm not one for red meat, normally. But now that fall is here and it's starting to cool down at night, I feel a desire to have a taste of beef. That's exactly what this meal is. Beautiful white rice, veg boiled in dashi (which I then used to make the beef sauce) and sukiyaki beef.
It was fantastic!
I only needed a small amount of beef to make this bento and loosely followed the recipe in the The Just Bento Cookbook . I love the added depth the leeks give the beef sauce.
For dessert I cut up a nashi pear and soaked the pieces in salt water for a few moments, then dried them with a paper towel before packing them in the box. They didn't even think about turning brown. The grapes are the last from the garden and there is a small amount of blue cheese tucked away in the corrner.
A very satisfying and simple to make bento. The Captain's bento box had about 75 grams of beef, mine only needed 50 grams. Bulking it out with veg was a good idea, but I don't think I'll use daikon again. Very affordable, very yummy.