Ah yes, coming around once again to save us from the hungry monster’s lunch hour wrath, it’s a bird.. it’s a plane.. no it’s a van.. it’s.. it’s.. it’s Bento Man!…
“Hey Bento Man, you forgot your cape”
Yes that’s “Bento Man”, setting up the goods for display so everyone can get a good look at what lies deep within these blue and white portable plastic caverns of golden grindz.
So what Bento Man, what get today?
Looks good, looks good. Let’s see, get California rolls, cone sushi, maki sushi, seasoned long beans, namasu (buried underneath), tossed salad.
How about dat’ coolah…
Get Roast Pork, Charsiu Pork, Shrimp Tempura & Garlic Chicken, Mochiko Chicken, and samoa stuffs undah’neat’.
And da’ oddah’ coolah’..
Get Grilled Teriyaki chicken, chicken katsu & meat jun combo, meat jun, and plenny moa’ stuffs undah’neat.
What about dat’ coolah..
Get Misoyaki Butterfish (calling dibs) and Misoyaki Salmon, and plenny moa’ stuffs undah’neat.
Nevah have ’nuff coolahz, so he ‘wen stay use one box fo’ ‘dis stuffs…
Get Teriyaki Chicken Musubi, SPAM Musubi, vegetable tempura, SPAM/Mandoo/Mochiko Chicken combo, Soba “noodooz”.
Dis’ one look pretty ono…
I think that’s Mapo Tofu, or some Japanese twist of the dish. Sharing that space is Chicken Katsu.
Whoah, da’ choices!
So as you seen above, I went with the Misoyaki Butterfish…
How was it? As good as butterfish gets. Oishi desu. And buttery…
Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, good. The butterfish is tender, flaky and buttery-moist. With that super-flavored seared skin and carameled Misoyaki sauce sealing the deal, this the winner right here. The champion of all bento entrées is the Misoyaki Butterfish.
Of course it could stand to be hotter (heat wise), but room temp’ works. I didn’t wanna’ nuke it and dry it out. I didn’t care for the plain steamed veggies that it came with though, as it didn’t match with the misoyaki flavor of the fish as much as tsukemono would have. At least had Daikon, which is an effective palate buffer.
Overall, based on how fantastic the Misoyaki Butterfish alone was, as well as being an overall exceptional value having all those veggies included with it, I give this a bento 3 SPAM Musubi rating. I’d buy it again.
I also got a California Roll..
While that’s not the prettiest California Roll you’ll ever see, flavor and texture wise, it’s exactly WHAT a California Roll SHOULD be.
The basics are here, with no more and no less: fresh avocado, cucumber, imitation crab and mayonnaise, wrapped up in sushi rice and nori. That’s it. It’s perfect and it tastes fantastic just like that. Especially with a dab of Wasabi on each one, which they conveniently provide in this tray, wrapped in a green plastic garnish “leaf”. And just $1.50? Sign me up!
Bento Man’s California Roll gets 4 SPAM Musubi from me.
Diner E chose the Chinese Roast Pork & Charsiu Pork combo…
Very good Roast pork and Charsiu for a Japanese restaurant. As good as any I’ve tasted from a Chinese restaurant, if I might say. One thing great about Bento Man, is he always includes the necessary condiments, as is the case here with the Coleman’s mustard and shoyu dipping sauce. I don’t know about Daikon with Roast Pork, though. lol His only complaint is that it wasn’t hot (temperature-wise), otherwise he thought it was spot-on. With that, he rates this one 2 SPAM musubi.
To wash it all down, I went with a handy-dandy can of Hawaiian Sun Guava Nectar..
65 cents from the office vending machine
Thanks Bento Man. You saved the day again!
• The Friendly Neighborhood Bento Man