I prepared this bento lunch for my boy with the intention to submit for the International bento contest organised by Bento & Co. The theme for the year 2016 is 'Sweet Tooth Bento'. And the criteria is a classic bento preparation with a main dish and a desert or any sweet dish in the bento box. I have seen many gorgeous creation for the past years' contests but did not have the courage to submit mine. What caught my eyes was to prepare a classic bento! A traditional bento holds rice, meat, fish, pickled or cooked vegetables in a box shaped container per Wikipedia. And I think I can pull it off. I told my boy that it was a sweet tooth bento. He commented "There's no sweets. Just healthy sweets (treats)." Guess he expected some real candies in the box ;))
My bento box consisted of white rice topped with seaweed furikake, boiled broccoli, teriyaki chicken breast, steamed kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) with mirin and soya sauce, a checker apple wedge, yellow/red cherry tomatoes and lastly, a California prune for the sweet tooth.
Have you submitted yours?