Posts Tagged ‘chicken’

This bento (Japanese-style packed meal) is my response to the #twitterpastaparty challenge (any kind of noodles permitted). After rummaging through my stock of food staples to see what was on hand, I decided to make one item with harusame (bean threads/cellophane noodles) and another with some chlorella-enriched, greenish somen (very thin, wheat noodles which are […]


I packed lunches for my husband and kids five days a week for over twenty years. Then the kids grew up and left home, and my husband began to eat lunch at the company cafeteria to save me trouble. The part of me that had felt both burden and joy in preparing bento (Japanese-style packed […]


One of the few food-related traditions that I inherited from my childhood home is “o-zoni,” or Japanese New Years Soup. The “o” is an honorific, so from here on I’ll refer to it as zoni. Zoni is a soup containing mochi rice cakes, and for the first 30 years of my life it never occurred […]