bento 111 – sushi bento

my kids love sushi, well not all types. their favourites are tomagoyaki , hot dog and inari sushi. i have wanted to make these sushi as bento for them for the longest time, but was afraid that i may take longer than the 30-40 minutes i have in the morning. alas, i did it !

i mentally went through the steps of cooking the night before –

wake up as soon as the alarm rings at 6.00am. normally, i would cheat another 5 -10 minutes of extra   Zzzz … =)

  1. wash and soak rice ( i could do this the night before)
  2. take tofu out (inari from fridge)
  3. prepare breakfast for s
  4. steam rice
  5. cook tomagoyaki
  6. prepare sushi rice
  7. cut nori strip
  8. make sushi
  9. put sushi in bento box
  10. get out of the house before 7am!

you can find my tried and tested sushi and tomagoyaki recipe here.

yes i made it, but not tomagoyaki sushi, it’s more like OMELETTE sushi! lol! =)I must confess i didnt have the patience to wait and roll the egg x 4 times. i cooked all the eggs at once, folded half and then to quarters, thinking it’s still four times/layers. what was i thinking, haha….. big mistake! there is no shortcut!

anyway enough of my stupidity, here it is, omelette sushi and inari sushi, that looked like inari sushi., albeit a mini one, they are  cheaper! =)

i have a little time to do a mini ‘makeover’ for k’s sushi.

i wont be making kids bentos till next monday. they are now on home based learning assignments, i.e.,download worksheets from home and contact teacher via internet. how cool is that? this is an annual rehearsal in case of emergency that all children cannot attend school.


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10 thoughts on “bento 111 – sushi bento

  1. Hey, but the bentos still looks so yummy despite the short-cut. I agree. I, too, may not have the patience to do tamagoyaki… but I will try one day lah..

    Love the fringe peeping out from the little girl’s hood..:) Little Brown Riding Hood?

    1. hi tona, thank you for the kind words.

      yes, must try making the tomagoyaki. it’s not that difficult. i may have over exagerated a little la, haha…

  2. Tell me about it! It takes a lot of patience to make tamago. I tried making it for the first time the other morning and ended up making scrambled eggs because I got tired of making layer by layer and then folding…

  3. You won’t believe it too if I tell you I’ve not make any tamagoyaki! Like you, I don;t have that kind of patience and I don’t like to eat too much eggs in a day!

    Your tamagoyaki still look delicious though via shortcuts! hehehe

    1. thanks. angeleyes.

      my son came back from school and said – mommy, it doesnt taste like the japanese one, taste like omelette! i just act blur and asked ‘is it?’
      hahaa… sshh.. 😉

  4. Omelet sushi looks great too! Home based learning assignments? Sounds you will be very busy with the your kids. Hope you will have a great weekend with your family 🙂

    1. thanks lia,
      the kids did their assignments without me. my wrinkles will appear soon if i have to sit in with them. hehe..

      you too have a great weekend!

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