bento #55: soba & shrimp shu mai

There really ought to be more veggies in this lunch, that’s bad. But it’s a short week for me (I leave Thursday for Palm Springs and my sister’s wedding), and I didn’t put a whole lot of effort into it.


  • Soba noodles, lightly tossed with just enough olive oil to keep them from sticking.
  • Shrimp shu mai dumplings.


  • Pepperoncini — I’ve been eating these a lot lately because I bought a huuuge jar of them and want to use them up.
  • Apple slices.
  • Peanut butter for the apple slices — I’ve been feeling a bit protein-starved lately. Like, I won’t necessarily be hungry, but I’ll find myself craving meat or nuts. (That’s what she said!)

Not shown: A couple of bite-sized white peach jellies.

I’ve been feeling really blah about my bentos lately. I need to peruse some websites and get re-enthused when I get back from the wedding.