Today's entry is not technically a bento; I'm eating lunch at home today while studying for tomorrow's evidence exam. So, for a quick and easy, yet satisfying meal, I'm having a bowl of udon soup with a mess of veggies boiled with the noodles.
Now, this isn't 'good' udon by any stretch, but it does the job. It comes in a package, similar to grocery ramen (though at only 250 calories for the whole packet, it beats the heck out of ramen).
It's actually pretty darned tasty, despite its questionable pedigree. Thick, soft noodles in a mushroom-flavored broth make for a nice refueling break from the books.
I've added zucchini, cauliflower, green onions and a little carrot for nutrition, filler, texture, and for color. I particularly like the sweet cauliflower against the salty broth.