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Lunar New Year Bento🧧

Last Friday was the first day of lunar calendar for 2021, for the whole weekend I was in holiday mode, which meant eating lots of snacks and hanging out with friends. Traditionally, you expect lots of relatives and friends to visit during New Year, so every household would prepare a red snack box filled with goodies to treat their guests. Today I want to share a classic Shanghai style New Year dish, 四喜烤麩 four happiness wheat gluten(there are four ingredients). You can find wheat gluten in Asian grocery stores as kaofu(烤麩), or mian jin(麵筋). Four Happiness Wheat Gluten Yield: 6-8 bento Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 6 dried shiitake mushroom 1 cup warm water 10oz wheat gluten, sliced into 0.5 inch thick 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup sliced carrot 1/3 cup edamame 1/2 cup wood ear 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon mirin Method: In a bowl, soak dried shiitake mushrooms in warm water. In a medium sauce pan, bring 4 cups …