Asian Mix Bento

I prepared two delicious lunches both with savory and sweet flavors. Both contain korean beef, one with tokwa (fried tofu) and another with tamagoyaki (japanese rolled omelette). In this bento you’ll have a taste of Korea, Philippines and Japan.

What’s in it: Korean beef

  • Soy sauce
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Sesame oil
  • Gochujang
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Beef cubes/strips

What’s in it: Tamagoyaki

  • Eggs (3)
  • Green onion
  • Pepper
  • Milk
  • Green onion

What’s in it: Tokwa sauce

  • Soy sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Onion
  • Vegetable broth
  • Sugar
  • Chili

For both the korean beef and the tamagoyaki you will need to use a frying pan. Fried tofu needs to be deep fried in a shallow pot or deep fryer with enough oil to submerge your tofu to cook the outside crispy leaving the inside soft.

You’ll need to leave the beef in a marinade for at least 15 minutes which is enough time to make your tamagoyaki. Use a serving ladel to cook a portion of the mixture in the pan like you would a normal omelette. Instead of folding it into two, roll it and move it to the side of the pan opposite where you folded and add more mixture onto wide area and repeat until you have no omelette mixture left. Put aside onto a plate and slice.

You can start cooking your beef while the oil is heating up in a separate pot for your tofu. You will want to brown the beef first and then let cook by itself allowing the sauce thicken. Remember to stir it every now and then to evenly coat the beef cubes/strips then kill the heat and put aside.

Once the oil in the pot is hot, you’re ready to add your tofu and let cook until you see the sides of the tofu brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer them onto a plate lined with a paper towel to reduce the amount of excess oil.

In a small sauce pan, cook all the tokwa sauce ingredients until all the sugar crystals have disintegrated for about 3 minutes and set aside.

Set up your bento in any way you like or the way I did. Discover asia with food.

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