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Lunch Box 542: My Mom's Bento Lunch


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Southern Californian I almost feel like I'm cheating here, although I don't know why. I've got my Mom's pork chops over rice, with the pork chops cut up into bite-sized bits so I won't be hauling a whole pork chop around with my chopsticks. I don't know why that should seem like it's cheating, as I will happily do that with other foods. (Er, cutting them up, not wrangling big chunks of food with my chopsticks.) Maybe it's because it's such a non-Japanese dish. Maybe if I called it のポークチョップ it would seem better.

Anyway, on the other side there's some zucchini & onion stir-fry, and orange segments. Those are both fair game for bento, although it would be more authentic if the orange was a mikan.

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