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Husband Bento #02 – Steak and Onion Onigirazu

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My hubby went mountain biking early today since its a public holiday here. So I prepared a snack bento for him to pack into his camelbak to take along. This is a perfect opportunity for me to try making onigirazu. Read about it recently from a fellow blogger dosirakbento’s site, She gave easy-to-follow instructions in making the onigirazu, go check it out and she has many other wonderful bento preparations too.

I prepared Asian flavoured steak and onion onigirazu for my hubby, knowing that after a vigorous ride, he would love to have carbs in his tummy, accompanied with a small salad in a jar, sealed tightly.
Steak and onion onigirazu:

Seaweed –  I placed a BBQ grill over the open fire on the stove and lightly toasted the seaweed in a quick sweeping motion for 1 or 2 minutes to make it crisp and aromatic.
Beef & onion – Marinated the Striploin steak for 15 minutes with grated ginger, yuzu sauce, shoyu, pepper and fish sauce. Panfried it o medium done. Sauteed sliced onions in butter, salt and worcestershire sauce to sweet caramelised golden brown.
Coriander Added into the wrap for extra spice
Rice Lightly salted the rice.

After wrapping the ingredients into the seaweed, I placed it into an oshizushihako (wooden sushi press box) to compact it. Or you can also use any heavy chopping board to press it down too.


www.ongling.comPrawn & Avocado Salad in a Jar:

1st layer – avocado chunks
2nd layer – Spanish blood orange chunks
3rd layer – shiso leaf and pomegranate
4th layer – cooked prawns
5th layer – fresh salad and more pomegranate
Drizzled with yuzu-lemon olive oil dressing before topping it with croutons.









Author: ongling

Hi, I have been making bento lunch boxes for my toddler son for a year. Its a challenge everyday to think of new bento ideas to excite him. The creations are endless and took a lot of trial and errors. But most importantly, his bento lunches must deliver 3 key goals: exciting presentation (eye appeal), exciting tastes (texture & ingredients) and exciting adventures (dare to try; food play). Recently, I started making my husband lunch bentos too for work after he got envious of seeing beautiful bentos prepared by Japanese wives on Japanese TV network. I am learning and picking up skills from many talented bento makers everyday to improve myself. Here are some of my creations I would like to share with you. Apart from bentos, there some travel stories and little things i enjoy doing related to food and culture in this blog. So enjoy and share your thoughts with me.

One thought on “Husband Bento #02 – Steak and Onion Onigirazu

  1. Looks delicious! Like your combination of fillings.
    And thanks for your link back to me & kind words 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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