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Eggy Lunch (239)

I went to eat lunch at Paesano in Manoa Marketplace yesterday, which was a nice surprise for me as I hadn’t really given that place more than a couple of glances in the past. The outside doesn’t look very impressive but the inside was very upscale and not what I was expecting at all. It was a pretty pricey lunch, my share with tip came out to 17 bucks, but since I bring a bento every day, buying lunch once in a while is okay I guess. I’ll have to put a hold on the next one for a while with that price tag though!


I really need to come up with some cheap light source for my photos. I notice my bottom half of my photos usually have a dark shadow and it drives me nuts.

Today I have an all egg and veggie bento. I boiled two eggs and used my fish and bear eggs molds to shape them. I didn’t boil the eggs long enough because the shell kept sticking to the whites and I ended up with funky looking fish and a bear with pock marks. I dyed the fish orange, though you can’t really see the color in the photo. I did this to make him a salmon for my brown bear to catch and eat! I do realize, of course, that salmon are not orange on the outside, but who wants to see a silver boiled egg? How do I even make a silver boiled egg?? lol

Next to them I have sliced bell peppers, cucumber flowers, and baby carrot sticks. I fried three stalks of asparagus in olive oil and garlic salt, then fried some sliced eggplant in the leftover oil from that. I will definitely have to make more eggplant tomorrow because with soy sauce, that eggplant was REALLY good. I love to eat the round eggplant fried in flour and egg, but this tasted similar but without the batting! Expect to see this pop up more often in my boxes! Finally I have avocado, which had a lot of string, so I didn’t really care for it.

I keep forgetting to go to bon dances! It totally kills me! I usually remember on Sunday morning. Argh!! According to the schedule, this weekend in Waipahu Hongwanji. We went to this one last year and had a lot of fun, so I definitely want to go again. Let’s hope I remember!!!