This bento is an experiment bento that I whipped up in under 20 minutes. Not really bad for a first time recipe!
Today's Bento Menu
- Cold Soba Noodles
- Hardboiled Egg
Cold Soba Noodles RecipeThe Cold Soba Noodles were easy enough. It just needed a few ingredients and it's good to go.
4 Tbsp Rice/White Wine
1 Tsp Flavoring or 2 Tbsp dashi stock
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Sugar
2 Bundles Soba Noodles
- Cook the Soba according to package instructions
- While you're boiling the noodles, make the sauce by combining the rice/white wine, white sugar, flavor enhancer (could be dashi stock but I don't have any), and soy sauce. Mix them together until all the sugar is dissolved. It may help to heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds just help in dissolving the sugar. Don't heat it up too long or the alcohol will dissipate completely. Place it in a non-spill container that will fit in your lunch box. Remember to cool the sauce completely before packing
- When your Soba Noodles have finished cooking, drain the water and rinse it with cold running water (I used tap, since tap water is relatively cold compared to the boiling water). This is to remove any starch. Cold Soba Noodles, as I have read, should not have the starchiness that noodles have. Be careful though, these noodles are slippery!
- Arrange your Soba Noodles neatly in your lunch box. Garnish as desired. I used Nori Strips
Hardboiled Eggs RecipeDo I even have to expound on how this is done? Haha.
- Put your eggs in a pot with enough water to submerge the eggs
- bring the water to a boil
- once water is boiling, let the egg boil for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how hard you want your eggs
- drain the water and submerge the eggs in cool water
- carefully peal the shell, and cut in half, or cut in half and then peal the shell carefully