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Kabocha korokke, is a common and very popular bento meal item. You’ll find this in many schoolchildren’s lunch boxes when autumn arrives as it’s a great way for moms to get their kids to eat more veggies.
SInce we are basically stuck at home for the time being, might as well head to the kitchen and make up some Okinawa soba noodles.
Ingredients: (Serves 5)
• 1.1 lb semi-strong flour
• Shikomi water (see next)