Today’s Bento: Taste-Testing Dragonfruit

Acorn Squash Slices; Raw Snow Peas & Lightly Steamed Baby Bok Choy; Tofu Pouches; Sesame Soba; Dragonfruit; Pumpkin & Sesame Seed Crispies

Acorn Squash Slices; Raw Snow Peas & Lightly Steamed Baby Bok Choy; Tofu Pouches; Sesame Soba; Dragonfruit; Pumpkin & Sesame Seed Crispies

We took a trip to the Asian market yesterday to stock up on soba, seaweed, tofu, and dried mushrooms. I spotted a dragonfruit next to the kiwis. I’ve never had one before so I bought it, thinking it would be a fun (and pretty) addition to today’s bento. Well…it is very pretty, however, I didn’t care for the taste. 😦 I was disappointed, I wanted to like it! It didn’t have much flavor at all and it had a bit of a gummy and drying effect in my mouth (kind of like when you bust into a persimmon about a day early). I think this is the only fruit I’ve encountered that I don’t like.

The greens were fantastic, I love really good baby bok choy. I had sprinkled a little bit of soy sauce on it, yum! (Note to self, purchase some of those cute little soy sauce squirter containers for bento boxes).

The acorn squash slices were amazing! This is the first time I’ve ever sliced the squash and steamed it. I usually bake it. I think I really like it steamed better. The flavor is wonderful and I like that it is soft but not mushy.

The soba noodles were good. They all stuck together in a box-shaped clump. Hmmm, I’ll have to think about how to solve that problem. Maybe I’ll put the sesame oil on in the morning and the soy sauce on at lunch time and that will loosen the noodles. (Ideas, anyone?)

Overall, very satisfying and easy bento. I boiled the noodles and steamed the bok choy at the same time – arranged the fruit, peas, squash and crispies while the noodles cooked.

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