Eating / Recipe

Soft Porn Dosirak

Every morning, it is a scramble to try to assemble all lunchbox and snack boxes as quickly as possible. The clock is really running because at breakfast time, my toddler likes to climb out of his high chair unless someone is sitting right next to him at all times, and if I try to assemble the lunchboxes at the breakfast table, he refuses to eat his breakfast and tries to eat anything that I am trying to chop and pack. It’s all a stressful process and anything more elaborate like gimbap (Korean equivalent of Japanese maki) can only be done if my husband is also home. So to avoid turning around and finding Lenny about to teeter off of his high chair while I have a bread knife in one hand, I have to be able to throw together the simplest lunchboxes as possible.

I thought I could share a quick post on a quick dosirak (Korean lunchbox) I made for my girls one morning. But, I’ll spell out something now that perhaps you might have noticed: I am not an experienced photographer. When I started expatkimchi, my sister spelled out to me that iPhone photos were just not going to cut it on a food blog, so I invested in a new DSLR camera and started reading about food photography whenever I could. I love this new hobby and I enjoy fiddling around with my camera and snapping pics of my family, our activities and our food. They don’t always love it, but I figure that some day, when they are looking through some of these pictures and remembering yesteryear, that they’ll be grateful. So I had been messing around with the settings one afternoon and must not have changed them back when I took these photos this morning. They seemed OK, maybe a bit funky with a fuzzy effect on the camera LCD screen, but they seemed OK. (And yes, some of you might be thinking, my eyesight is not so great.)
Well, I downloaded the photos and I was shocked, almost embarrassed by the soft porn photos of our food! These are really just missing some fake pearls and a feather boa to complete the boudoir photo look.

Dosirak soft porn

This is just brown rice with a fried egg on top. I sprinkle black sesame seeds on the top and pack their favorite fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes for Vera, yellow or red bell peppers and cucumbers for Stella) with their apple slices in a separate container. We also had leftover Brezel from the day before.

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I also include a packet of gim. All kids love gim. You can see little Lenny, our aforementioned trouble maker, trying to nick the packet here (and eating one of those apples!).

Lenny stealing gim

For more flavor, you can also pack a small bento box bottle of soy sauce and sesame oil mix.

Rucksacks

I’m not sure when I would use this camera setting deliberately. I’ll figure it out with more experience. But, one advantage is that you can’t see how truly dirty these rucksacks are!

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