Thursday, February 19, 2009

Leftover Take-Out Bento

There's a great Chinese take-out down by the lake, and we have to ration our visits there because this food is not exactly the most wholesome. But one neat thing is the leftovers; you get an extra dinner or two lunches out of each entree and the cost is so low I wonder how they make a profit? Except for the fact that they are always busy - it must be the sheer volume of platters of sesame chicken that the students consume down there.

Jan's bento has his leftover Hunan shrimp and scallops with the small amount of rice he's allowed with counting carb units. He also got sesame seaweed salad from the Asian grocery we visited in Madison this weekend - golly that is good! - with daikon radish butterflies on top; yogurt with blueberries and agave nectar; and a fortune cookie with a couple chunks of sweet potato date bread.

My bento has leftover sesame chicken and rice, sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes with a daikon butterfly, sweet potato bread, yogurt and blueberries, and a chocolate from my Valentine stash.


  1. AWESOME STUFF!!!! We have a Vietnamese place here that is the SAME way - so cheap and so much food! I guess they are like Wal Mart and make 2 cents profit on each item but it is sheer volume, like you said! :)

    *is craving Vietnamese food now*

  2. I so wish we had a Vietnamese takeout nearby.