Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bento Box for Hollywood Bowl

Every summer, I enjoy going to Hollywood Bowl so much. It's one of the things I love the most about living in LA.

This year, we've already been to a few shows at Hollywood Bowl and have one more this month. For those who live outside of LA and don't know Hollywood Bowl, it's a outdoor concert venue and you can bring your own picnic (including alcohol) to enjoy during the show.

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Last Sunday was St. Vincent and Erykah Badu! Our friends invited us to box seats, so I made bento (picnic) dinner for 4 of us.

The menu was:
Crab spring rolls with peanut black vinegar dipping sauce
Octopus and okra in basil macadamia pesto
Fried summer vegetables in Hatcho miso tomato sauce
Tori karaage (fried chicken)
Dashi-maki tamago (rolled egg omelet)
...and wakame and multi-grain onigiri (rice balls) were, of course, made in my double-lid donabe rice cooker, "Kamado-san"!  When the rice is cooked in Kamado-san, it tastes really delicious and the texture stays very nice even after the rice is almost cold after many hours. That's donabe magic.

Happy donabe life.