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Mapo Tofu with Beef Broccoli Bento

I had a very stressful night last night as I had to make my bento for today ahead of time so that we could leave on time today and then I had to pack up the many bento packages for the store. I ended up going to bed at 2 am because my bento was giving me such a hard time!

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The colors were so drab in one layer yet vibrant in another. Eventually I just gave up and settled on one brown themed layer and one bright layer.

From left to right I have rice, beef broccoli, mapo tofu, and then a boiled egg bear. I soaked him in soy sauce for a bit to make him brown and then gave him a little brother to snuggle with. (more soy sauce)

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This layer is thankfully healthier than the top layer, though not by much. I have leftover yakisoba in a food cup, sliced cucumbers (which I will eat with plain salt), carrot flowers, a grape tomato, and then my dessert. The dessert is in the cute little animal cup. There are 3 little strawberry Whoppers hidden in there. Hee!

Yesterday I tried to go down to Satellite City Hall to pay my van registration and I got lost in the Ala Moana parking lot and when I finally got there, lo and behold they’d just closed the door. So typical of me. Not wanting to let that get me down, I drove over to Marukai, heehee. I picked up a bunch of new things for the store but unfortunately, still no new bento boxes. 🙁 I’ll probably go to Price Busters today to get some of the Hello Kitty stuff.

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  • Sina

    I think your bento looks really yummy! Both of the tiers have some charm 🙂

    I’m curious about how you did the Yakisoba, as I only had them once and loved it, but I can’t get it right..

  • Pikko

    Hmm, I just buy a packet of noodles from the store, use the flavor packet and fry with oil and assorted meats and veggies!