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Bento diary, tiffin edition

It was only a matter of time before I succumbed to the lure of lunch-boxes and bought another one.

Meet my new tiffin, India's answer to the bento box.

It's more capacious than my bento box, so I made whole-wheat pita bread to fit. Those are half and quarter pitas in the bottom tier, plus a nice blob of hummus, also home-made, and asparagus dividers.

How do you eat yogurt with chopsticks? Dip the blueberries in it. How do you eat cooked mung beans with chopsticks? Very slowly. (I couldn't locate my spoon!)

The box, when stacked and locked down, isn't watertight, but you could transport soup in it if you kept it upright. The round shape and larger capacity open up some possibilities for less dense food, like bread. I sense some Indian cookery coming on.


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Jul. 2nd, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)
It does, doesn't it? I should have put something in the photo for scale. The box is only about five inches in diameter, and what you're looking at is actually both lunch and breakfast.

But definitely, filling the tiffin in the stuffed-to-the-gills manner of the bento box would result in a meal for two.
Jul. 2nd, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
I'm re-watching S4 of Buffy, and last night I watched the Halloween episode centering around a small woodcut of a demon...with the caption "actual size."
Jul. 2nd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Ha! One of Buffy's most Jossy moments.
Jul. 2nd, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
That looks so beautiful. There used to be an Indian restaurant in Bristol where you could buy your own tiffins. Whenever you wanted a takeaway, you just took the tiffin to the restaurant and they filled it with scrummy thali at a cheaper price than standard meal. Wish we had a place like that around here.
Jul. 2nd, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is very cool. It seems almost revolutionary and anti-Public-Health-Regulation or something, to imagine restaurants doing that today.

And yet, every coffee place in town will gladly fill my own thermal cup. Hmm...

I think it's time to revive this idea.
Jul. 2nd, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
That looks totally yummy.

I can't believe that you made the pita to fit! That's dedication.
Jul. 2nd, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Pita is so easy to make! Seriously! I make it all the time because it's just regular old bread dough (with a little olive oil added) with regular old rising times, but only four minutes in the oven. Very efficient. And single-serving size!
Jul. 3rd, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
Very cool! What are the two other things in the kiwi and carrot one?
Jul. 3rd, 2008 08:13 am (UTC)
Umm...a misshapen tiny pita bread made from the last bit of dough, and some cucumbers in vinegar (aka pickles).

Seriously, it's a matter of shoving in whatever will fit and not be squished.
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