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Shu Mai Bento by Demi-Plum Shu Mai Bento by Demi-Plum
This was my bento today! It contains:

Top Layer:
Wasabi Pork Shu Mai (Dumplings) with Masago (Roe/Fish Eggs)
Bottle of Somentsuyo Sauce

Bottom Layer:
Narutomake
Quail Eggs
Soy Sauce Bottle for Eggs
Halved Grapes
Field Greens Salad
Homemade Dressing
Caramel Nougat and Cookie Dough Taffy

It was very delicious!
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:iconhanamikuji:
Hanamikuji Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
love the bento work, hon :iconclapplz:
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! You are very kind!
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Oboreshinu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Hey, I was curious, what is the best way you've come up with to fill those sauce containers? I just purchased them, and I was wondering. : P
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually hold the sauce bottle up right and very slowly pour the sauce/dressing in that way. If the dressing/sauce is too think then I'll put it in a small bowl and suck it up into the bottle, extracting as much air as possible every time I go to suck more in. They're quite easy to fill honestly though.
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Oboreshinu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Yeah, since I started this hobby, I wanted a few of those sauce bottles. Now that I finally got them I was like "Which is the best way to fill this without being it being wasteful or messy?" I figured doing 'nozzle to nozzle' was probably the best way. I'm just worried about bigger holes like ketchup bottles and bulldog sauce bottles : ).

Thanks! <3
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If you go slowly that way it usually goes quite well, you can always put a small bowl down under you and then whatever falls you can put back into the bottles. That what I do if it's a really thick dressing. I'm going to look for sauce containers as well for dressings. That way it's easier to fill the sauce bottles with things like soy sauce and fill the containers with dressings like ranch.
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Oboreshinu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Yes, seems like a good plan. I have this adorable piece of tupperwear [the diameter similar to a half dollar [US]] and will hold about a tablespoon maybe two of a viscous dressing. My grandmother gave it to me, and said she got it sometime in the 60s, knowing that I'd want it for bento making purposes.









I was born in 1987. : P
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds perfect! I'm looking for some online. I found some that I really like, I just have to wait now since I just bought a new bento box, and two sets of silicone cups (round and rounded rectangular). I also want to get some silicone dividers.



I was born in 1990, you're not that much older than me >w<
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TokiCrafts Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I always wanted to try the narumake! is is good :D ?
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, it's fishie though!
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Metal-Goddess Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
omg! look delicious !!! I`m drooling here :drool:
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha you should try bentoing yourself. it's quite fun
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JDeko Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
very pretty!
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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JDeko Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
no prob, i've learned the importance of pretty bento from xxxHolic and Higurashi
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FrozenBleedingStake Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What is narutomake?
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Here is a link with a definition of it.
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SugarDreamz Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sogoi !
I just wanna know ..WHAT is narotu make.. what does it contain ??
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Here is a link with a definition of it.
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SugarDreamz Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo !! now I C !
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Kiwikoala1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:0 -Nom nom nom-

That looks so yummy @.@ I want to steal it T-T
Shuuu maiiii So yummy D:
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry i ate it already ^w^
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Kiwikoala1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD if I can picture it in my mind I can taste it :giggle:
I bet t was really good ;D
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thats a unique skill. it was good, a bit hot though because i wasn't sure how they got the wasabi in it and i'm not a fan of huge amounts that burn your nasal and brain cavities, but once i figured it out it was good.
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Kiwikoala1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;P I love wasabi...not an overwhelming amount mind you but it's good ^^

When I'm sick my mom force feeds me large amouts D: I do have to say it clears out my nasal passage very well ^^; though I prefer to pretend eat it...
Not the first choice of mine to eat when I'm sick T-T I'd rather take a Tylenol.
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i would too.... that sounds like abuse to me! but of course i don't like a huge glob of it infesting my brain >.>' my mother on the other hand would gladly take it. no sir-e not for me. i'd be screaming sick person abuse all over the state >w<
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Kiwikoala1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD
My mom doesn't want the harmful chemicals from medicine in my system... -rants-

T-T I don't want a sore throat and a burning face... it evens itself out D:<
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Tylenol is not harmful as long as you don't overdose or take it every day for the rest of your life. Just when you're sick or have pulled/sprained/ect something is just fine
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neohin Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
how come you find so many time in order to do dumplings?/find japanese stuff?
just the mention of Shu Mai makes me go hungry! :D *drools*

BTW how does narutomake taste? it is impossible to find it here on Mexico...not to mention order it by ebay *it would arrive ruined*
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i didn't make the dumplings, i bought them frozen then just steamed them. i've never made them myself, though i do know how to do it, i just haven't yet. i do make a mean gyoza though.

it's a bit fishy of course since it's fish. it's slightly chewy, almost the texture of sausage without the little bits of seasoning in it. it goes great in a bowl of udon.
i wouldn't order it off of ebay, i'd probably order it off of a food site though if you're brave. at least you know they'd take more care for it.
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neohin Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah...i think i'll follow your advice :) sounds tasty!
i once tried making gyoza...and didn't succeded
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aww if you would like, i'll give you my recipe. it always turns out yummy.
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neohin Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that would be awesome, yes please :)
i have an electronic steamer...but i've only used it twice or so
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't go for the electric kind, i like the old fashioned boiling water under a steamer for these kinds of things. though they are good for veggies.

here is the recipe: [link] I fry them on HIGH for 1 minute (doesn't give a time but approx 1 min will be the best). Steam them until you pull a chopstick out and the tip is warm, but has not touched the bottom of the pan (there will still be water and oil in the pan so i cook mine until the center leaves the tip of my chopstick slightly hot - drain the water/oil, you won't need it). if you can get the ingredients for the dipping sauce i recommend it. it's really delicious!
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neohin Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
woah! thanks! i'll try it right away
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aww take your time! it really is delicious though >w<
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
It looks delicious. ^_^
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it was >w<
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SilveryFrostDragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
what does the roe taste like? is it fishy like?
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha of course they do! i like the small ones (ones you see) because they're crunchy and like like the big ones ([link]) because they're filled with a liquid that to me tastes delicious! it's one of my favorite treats!
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SilveryFrostDragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
they are actually crunchy?
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the little ones are, the big ones arn't
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SilveryFrostDragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
huh, well i'll be darned!
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha if you ever come to ohio, i WILL have to take you out for sushi
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SilveryFrostDragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
:giggle: okay!
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Drawtaru Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM O_O;; Can I come over sometime?!?! XD
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha sure! I'll make us lunch ^w^
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Drawtaru Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEEEEEEEEEEEY! I want onigiri! :D
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Demi-Plum Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i have two recipes for fillings, i also have furikake for mixed rice, not to mention my favorite yaki onigiri
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Drawtaru Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o_o; *gulp* Now I'm hungry lol!
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