Braised Pork Belly Bento 角煮弁当

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  • Braised Pork Belly Bento on a table.

    Happy Monday!  Let’s start the week with a bento recipe!

    Well, I know my post today is a bit later than usual but the site was experiencing some technical issues last night and the post got delayed.  If you are trying to search on my blog right now, it’s not available at this time.  My husband and I will fix it soon and I’m sorry for the inconvenience.  If you are curious what happened, 2 ip addresses spammed 5,000 comments and basically crashed my site and corrupted my database for 5 hours last night.  🙁

    As Mondays are my son’s minimum day at school, I get a break from making a bento lunch.  However, even when he comes home for lunch, he sometimes would request that I make a bento for him.  I’m happy to see he is enjoying Japanese bento culture.

    Previous Dinner was:

    Braised Pork Belly (Kakuni)!  We loooove this pork belly dish very much.  I have to admit that it does take some time to make it, but the result is so worth it.

    Braised Pork Belly, egg on a plate.

    Lunch Next Day:

    Braised Pork Belly Bento on a table.

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    Braised Pork Belly Bento |
    Braised Pork Belly Bento
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
    Easy bento idea, braised pork belly bento with tomatoes, tamagoyaki, and furikake over rice. Cook the Pork Belly for a diner and pack it for a lunch! 
    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: bento box, kakuni, lunch box
    Servings: 1 Bento
    Author: Nami
    1. Fill up half of bento box with Japanese rice. Let it cool so that hot/warm rice will not warm up other cool food.
    2. Reheat leftover Braised Pork Belly in a frying pan until it's warm thoroughly.
    3. Pack cooled Braised Pork Belly in a silicone cup and put in bento box.
    4. Put Tamagoyaki and broccoli in the bento box.
    5. Wash tomatoes and pat dry. Place nicely in the bento box.
    6. Sprinkle furikake on top of rice.
    7. Cool down completely before closing the bento box.
    Recipe Notes

    Tamogoyaki and Broccoli: How to freeze food for Bento,  click here.


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    * This lunch is for my 6-year-old son.

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