[Gohan no Otomo]

There is a word in Japanese, "gohan no otomo," which refers to a dish that, when eaten with white rice, allows one to eat as many servings of rice as one likes. They are like "friends with white rice." Most of the side dishes have a slightly stronger flavor and are in small quantities. For example, umeboshi (pickled plums), natto (fermented soybeans), and tsukudani (food boiled in soy sauce and sugar to make it sweet and spicy) are typical examples of such dishes.

Most of "gohan no otomo" are easy to make, and some are not only served over rice, but can also be used as a dish for lunch or bento. For example, why not try making a simple Japanese-style bento with chicken soboro and stir-fried egg? Even if you don't take your bento box outside, you can use it as a vessel inside your home and enjoy it.

Kurikyu's Magewappa Lunch Boxes remove rough heat and excess moisture from the rice, allowing you to eat delicious rice with the aroma of Akita cedar. It is because bento boxes are made of bent-wood that "tastes good even when cold" can be realized. Magewappa's moisture absorption and heat insulation properties, which are not found in plastic or metal containers, prevent food from getting damaged and keep it tasty. This bento box, which is entirely unpainted inside and out, was specially produced by Kurkyu by our store.

Kurikyu is a long-established company that has been representing Odate Magewappa since 1874. It has received the Good Design Award from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 17 times, one of the most prestigious design awards in Japan. Please feel the craftsmanship cultivated over 150 years of history at your hand.

(Chicken soboro)
100 g minced chicken meat
1 tablespoon each of soy sauce, sugar, mirin and sake
1/2 tablespoon oil

(Stir-fried egg)
2 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 teaspoon salt

Snap peas, to taste

1. Put minced chicken meat, soy sauce, sugar, mirin, sake and vegetable oil in a pan and heat. Stir-fry with 4 chopsticks and simmer until there is a little of the cooking liquid left. (chicken soboro)
2. Crack an egg into a pan, mix sugar and salt, heat and stir quickly with 4 chopsticks. When the bottom of the egg mixture begins to harden, place the pan on a wet cloth to cool the bottom of the pan while stirring, and return to the heat. When the most of thewater is gone, it is ready to serve. Serve 1 and 2 with boiled snap peas. (stir-fried egg)

Kurikyu's Magewappa Lunch Box (Unpainted)

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