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Kim Chee Crab Sandwich Bento

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I sure had a productive one! Folded a pile of laundry backed up since like February or something crazy like that, opened my bento store, went to a bon dance in Waipahu, got Rank 8 in FFXI, and I even managed to do a Pikko Pots update! Go me!

I had bought crab last week but forgot about it so I had a whole 1/2 lb tub in the fridge. I didn’t want to just bring a KCCA salad for lunch so I tried something new by making my own “seafood salad” sandwich. It’s quite expensive points wise, coming out to 5.5 points, just for a sandwich!! Each slice of Roman Meal Honey Oat bread is 2 points (sob) and I added 1 1/2 Tbsp of Miracle Whip Light, which is 1.5 points. Ouch!

Kim Chee Crab Sandwich

I toasted the bread too much so it was quite frustrating to cut it. I even sharpened my knife before slicing and it was still rock hard. Plus with a sandwich that thick you know I ended up squishing everything all over the place and then shoved it back in. Anyway, I wanted to include the last of my almost dead avocado, so I mashed it up and mixed it up with my thinly sliced lettuce so that it would stay in nicely. If I’d used just plain chopped lettuce it’s likely I’d have ended up flinging my sandwich around the kitchen like a wild monkey. That stuff is so hard to handle, especially when you’re chopping it like that! I added some sliced bell peppers for color and to eat more veggies.

I mentioned going to a bon dance in Waipahu. It was the Waipahu Soto Zen Temple Taiyoji on Waipahu street and I thought it was a good one. They had a sizable crowd dancing and I even got to dance to Fukushima Ondo this time, though I only did the footwork because I was holding Baby Girl while doing it. That gets pretty tiring after a while obviously, so thankfully she requested we get out of line after one circle of the yagura tower. Buddy was having loads of fun driving Mr. Pikko crazy by running all over the parking lot and ramming people’s feet with the stroller. Unfortunately we only stayed an hour because Baby Girl had a stomach ache. Still, first time this season I got to dance! We’ll be in Kona next weekend and I’m hoping that I can convince my brother or cousins to go to the one there. It starts at 8 pm so I’m hoping maybe we could go around 10. But I’m there for my cousin’s wedding reception so if there’s no time, then no big deal. I just can’t resist the thought of going to a Big Island one again.

Our tomato garden is really starting to pick up now and our corn plants have sprouted. How exciting!

Re: The store

I added the matching Putifresh bento bags this morning!

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  • Jenny

    Oh yum! Any kimchee combo can never go wrong! May I ask? Where do you get your sandwich boxes? Hopefully a local store…:)

  • Pikko

    I got this box in Little Tokyo at a discount store!

  • Jenny

    Little Tokyo? I never heard of it! Is this a japanese restaurant? It’s located within the restaurant??

  • Pikko

    Hi Jenny,

    Little Tokyo is a section of Los Angeles, also called Japantown sometimes.