Sunday night, I had the boyf over for dinner and a movie. And by "dinner and a movie," I mean take-out and Netflix. Tenda Asian Bistro and The Wrestler, to be precise. Mickey Rourke may be one of the most busted-looking human beings alive these days, but man, did his character break my heart!
But enough about human emotion and all that junk; what we really want to discuss here is what we ate. I have been wanting to try Tenda's combination bento meals for a while now, so I was very excited when dear boyf brought me this:
A glorious spread of vegetarian bento goodness! In huge amounts, no less! There were stir-fried veggies, an avocado-cucumber roll, vegetable tempura, steamed veggie gyoza and seaweed salad. I finished everything you see above, except for four pieces of the maki--and not without some effort!
The reason I mention this is that I'd been thinking $15 was a bit pricey for one take-out meal, even in Brooklyn (the boyf's be-meated bento was $18, for that matter). What I didn't know at the time was that this one meal would feed me three more times! How so, you ask? Let me introduce you to what is absent from the picture above: the accoutrements I couldn't even entertain the idea of eating all at once.
Turns out they throw in a little fruit for dessert when you order two bentos. It was a little sad looking, so we ignored it during dinner, but that doesn't mean it wasn't fabulous in a juice! And we all know by now how much I love my juicer.
This morning I juiced the complimentary half-orange, honeydew & pineapple cubes, a head of romaine and five carrots.
It got a little messy, but that was my bad for using the sho'tie Amazing Glass. Which is incidentally made of plastic. Please excuse the blurry 6:00am photograph, but hey, I hadn't had my juice yet!
(Sarah, I trust you are way proud of my leftovers usage by now. But wait, it gets better!)
Also included with the bento meal were miso soup, brown rice and a small salad. Seriously, I'm supposed to eat all this along with that box of madness? Biznatch, please. That's Tuesday's lunch. Actually, I take it back--that's Tuesday's AND Thursday's lunches--boyf gave me his, too. :)
I'm a one-dish meal kind of girl most days, and that instinct got the better of me when I pulled these leftovers out for lunch at the office today. I just dumped half of the rice into the soup, warmed it up and served it with the salad as toppings.