Friday, March 6, 2009

Bento 188

Last night at dinner, #2 was mumbling under her breath. She sounded like she was rambling about something. My husband asked her what was she 'chanting'.

She giggled and responded that she was trying to memorize some moral values for her exam. The astonishing fact about this is all high school students need to memorize these moral values throughout Form 4 and Form 5. There are 36 of them.

They have to be replicated word for word or else it is considered wrong. For the life of me, I cannot understand the logic behind this! If you're Malaysian and your child is in high school you'll understand this absurdity, otherwise you won't, it's okay. Just ranting a little.

I made an interesting discovery at the wet market yesterday. I was going to make steamboat for dinner and had discovered noodle konyaku. I used one last night and another one this morning. Initially, I wanted to simmer the noodle konyaku in some sauce because the konyaku takes the flavor of anything that it's cooked in.

Then, I had a bright idea, I just boiled it in water and just dripped some sesame seed dressing on it. It was just too good to be true. It's fragrant and crunchy texture was delicious.

I put three frozen strawberries into the box. I've seen some bento packers put frozen strawberries into their boxes and wanted to attempt and see if it'll still be edible. I'll have to wait for the outcome after school.

Today's bento box has #2's favorite vegetables - the ladies fingers. Ahem... a mackerel sandwich stuffed with onion alfalfa and some butter head salad on buttered bread. The mackerel in oil is from a can.


Emily said...

So thats noodle konyaku! Seen them before but did not think of buying any. Will try some once I finish off my various supply of noodles!

BTW that sesame dressing - home made?

Jane said...

I remember we had to do the same thing for SPM.. memorize the values. one word wrong and marks would be gone. it's as if we're gonna be really moraleeeee by memorizing it. utterly dumb!

in fact i can remember a lot of things that we learned and memorized which are totally useless and not applicable after graduation.anyway it's still necessary for marks. such is our education system. learning for the sake of learning!!!

But we still have to go thorugh it no matter what. Good luck #2!

kel said...

Ooh! noodle konyaku, little girl's all time favorite, u may try to put it into miso soup, eat it like noodle, yummy too!

ocean said...

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Bento Pet said...

Emily: Sesame dressing is in a bottle from Jusco, 1U.

Bento Pet said...

Jane: *sigh* DUMB is THE word. You've described the process perfectly!

Bento Pet said...

kel: #2 loves konyaku.

Bento Pet said...

ocean: Thanks!!

HK Choo said...

I also have been wondering about the sesame dressing...thought it is home-made by yourself since mayo also you DIY, hahah...

Mind if you post a photo of the bottle of sesame dressing pretty please, bento pet? This will help those of us interested in it locate easier...TIA


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