Shio Koji Karaage Bento 塩麹唐揚げ弁当

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  • Delicious Bento Box Idea: Shio Koji Karaage Bento. In this bento box, you have golden crunchy chicken with tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelette) and spinach gomaae, along with fruits and grape tomatoes for a colorful lunch.

    Karaage Bento in a wooden lunch box.

    Of all the different versions of karaage I’ve made so far, I love the one marinated in Shio Koji.  My kids love it when they see these golden crispy chicken in their bento box.  These karaage taste wonderful even at the room temperature.  Pack a few more dishes in the bento box to make a healthy balanced lunch for yourself or your family!

    On previous day, dinner was: Shio Koji Karaage.

    Yep… the best karaage everrrrr!

    Shio Koji Karaage, Japanese Fried Chicken in a bowl.

    Lunch Next Day:

    • Karaage Bento
    • Fruits

    Karaage Bento in a wooden lunch box and fruit in a cup.

    In the bento box, I also packed:

    Tamogoyaki and Spinach Gomaae in plates.

    Room Temperature Bento

    I often get questioned from readers: “Do deep fried foods taste good at room temperature?”  As I grew up eating bento and they were always served at room temperature, I am used to the taste.  When you are in Japan, you will notice that most bentos are served at room temperature, even when they include foods that are typically served warm or hot in restaurants or at home.

    There are a few tricks to make room temperature food more tasty and appealing.  Food at room temperature tastes better when the food has more flavor.  Use extra seasoning for bento portion or make the sauce more concentrated.  For me, I enjoy eating food out of a colorful, pretty and nutritious bento box.  One of the events I look forward to the most when I take Shinkansen (a bullet train), is to browse all the bento shops and pick what I want to enjoy on the train ride.  Sometimes visually appealing bentos make you even forget that you are eating room temperature food.  😉

    Karaage Bento in a wooden bento box and fruit in a cup.

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    Karaage Bento | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com
    Shio Koji Karaage Bento
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
     
    Course: Main Course
    Servings: 1 Bento
    Author: Nami
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Pack steamed rice in 1/2 of bento box and let it cool.
    2. Reheat Shio Koji Karaage in the oven toaster till crispy outside and heated through inside.
    3. Meanwhile, make Quick & Easy Tamagoyaki and let it cool.
    4. When Karaage and Tamagoyaki cools down, pack them in bento box along with grape tomatoes and Spinach Gomaae.
    5. Sprinkle furikake on top of rice.
    6. Cool down completely before closing the bento box.
    Recipe Notes

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    If you are new to packing lunches and interested in making bento-style lunch, check out my short video below on How To Make Bento.

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