I wanted to make something simple for my bento.
It's okay to give the sakura petals just a quick rinse. You'll get a better sakura smell if you don't soak the petals in water. Recipe by Asamato
Add the sushi vinegar to the freshly cooked white rice along with 5 of the cherry blossoms, finely chopped and rinsed, and mix well.
Stuff this mixture into the inari abura-age and decorate with the remaining cherry blossoms.
It's better if you don't add any other fillings; that way you can get the full aroma of the sakura.
I recommend simple and delicious steamed sakura buns for dessert. You can find the recipe here:.
These "Dumplings Over Flowers! Ever-Soft Dumplings" are also delicious.
This is a bento that will get you in the mood for viewing the cherry blossoms even at work or school.
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