In this bento: baked salmon over a bed of rice, garnished with caramelized baby red onions; green beans tied up with a strip of nori, halved baby tomatoes over salad greens; pickles; and grapes.
I think the bento sort of resembles a garden… Okay, maybe I’m stretching it. For this bento, I wanted to go for something lush, so I went for ingredients with bright colours. One thing that I was most interested in was the natural forms in the ingredients. Not wanting to alter the original forms of the fruits and vegetables too much, I just did simple cross-sectional cuts and exposed their innards.
(Take away the fluff, it basically means that I was lazy to apply myself to learning more skillful cutting.)
I am delighted with how the green beans turned out when they were sliced and arranged vertically like this. As a bunch, they look like a dainty little bunch flowers or a garden shrub. The way their cores are randomly exposed is a nice touch, I think.
The grapes had an equally interesting side view, with their translucent meat and gradual colour variation.
Note: This is from a backdated post, previously from livejournal. Text has been edited to fit this new setting.