Thursday, November 29, 2012

Warm Winter Curry Bento

Warm Winter Curry Bento by sherimiya ♥
Warm Winter Curry Bento, a photo by sherimiya ♥ on Flickr.
After chili night comes... curry night! For some reason, these two seem to go together for me. I love this delicious curry; I used Just One Cookbook's recipe and method here, but added a lot more vegetables to mine, as you can see. For this batch, after browning the ground beef, I added celery, carrots, red capsicum, onion, garlic, and broccoli stalks. In the past I've used potatoes and even kabocha. You can make it as spicy as you like; the ketchup and tonkatsu sauce cuts the heat and keeps it kid-friendly. I packed the curry over rice in thermal food jars, alongside a separate container of satsuma mandarin (I LOVE these babies, have I mentioned?), tomatoes, broccoli, Okinawan sweet potato and sauerkraut. My 9-year-old gobbled up everything you see here. We've got rainstorms forecast for the next 4 days so I am starting to get more into the hearty kinds of meals these days. It's definitely fall around here now!
Added to What's For Lunch.


  1. I am definitely needing one of this today! It has been snowing non-stop and this meal looks so cozy and conforting ^^!
    I love that small satsuma mandarin!! As I saw earlier in your instagram... it so reminds my mom eating citrus fruits, drinking tea sitting by the kotatsu :)
    Happy Fall my friend! And keep.. hmm.. dry !

    1. That's such a sweet thought. I love when certain foods bring to mind a treasured time from childhood; those foods are favorites of mine too!!
      Thank you for sharing your memories. I feel like I can get to know you a little better that way :D
      Happy Fall to you too karaimame dear!!

  2. Brrrrr... I look out the window and think soup, stew, chile, curry. Your bento makes me want to get in the kitchen and cook! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. I feel exactly the same way! Hope you can create some warming, comforting foods this week Judy ~!
      Thank you :)