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Gyoza & Onigiri Bento

I did a count today and excluding salads and fruit bentos, today’s bento will be my 83rd lunch!! Wow!! I will have to start planning to see what I will do for my 100th bento! Must go look at e-obento.com for ideas…

Last night we had stew for dinner and though it was good, I didn’t feel like coming up with yet another creative way to arrange stew. Though now that I say that, an idea comes to mind, haha! Next time! So anyway, I had to do something from scratch and ended up pulling out my packet of frozen gyoza. This is the Ajinomoto brand pork gyoza, which is by far the best one I’ve tasted so far. And even better, it’s cooked with no oil, just water! Each one is a point, so this lunch comes out to a big 5 points because of the rice I used in the onigiri.

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The onigiri is mixed with some furikake and wrapped in a pretty tasty brand of ajitsuke nori I got at Marukai. On the side is some shelled edamame, takuan, and an ume.

I bought this box at the Windward Mall Marukai and though the cover isn’t the greatest, when I saw the partitions inside I had to have it. Plus, it was calling my name having a $1.49 price tag. I took stock yesterday while being bored at home and my bento box collection has reached an alarming count of 50. I’m going to have to look into alternative storage methods in another area of the house soon. One that my rascal son cannot unpack every morning like he does with my dry oriental foods drawer. >.<

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  • Jenny

    Hi!

    I absolutely love gyoza, great post again. I hope you don’t mind questions! I just got my membership for Marukai at Dillingham and asked if I could use the card at all locations, they said I could use it there and Ward only? I’m just wondering if that’s the case for you…do you have a separate card just for windward mall? Or do you even go to the other ones? Just wanted clarification. ^_^

  • Pikko

    Hi Jenny,

    The only places you need the card are at the Marketplaces at Dillingham and Ward. The 99 cent stores at Ward and Windward Mall are not membership stores, you can go there anytime you want!