Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Oh Boy New Bento Box!!

Cherry blossoms, curved shape, little chopstick holder with more cherry blossoms, I am in love. When I first opened the package I was a little scared because it looked so very small. However it provided a very adequate lunch and made up in cute factor what it lacked in volume.

I had rice with lentils on the bottom, and barbecue tofu, roasted beets, and cherry tomatoes on top - decorated with daikon and carrot flowers.

Last night for the first time I made the lunches before going to bed. It was fun to be in the kitchen late, with the dogs already snoring in the background, cutting out shapes and arranging food in containers. I find that the whole bento concept has changed my attitude toward food, even meals at home. I'm more tuned to the visual, colors, patterns and so forth, and more thoughtful about what to eat. It's good!

Here's Jan's Mr. Bento of today:

Daikon butterflies on baby green salad, bitter melon salad with carrot flowers, lentils and rice with ham skewers, and ginger snap cookies (packaged) with chocolate coins.


  1. Yea for ur next bento box!! It is gorgeous!! I agree that bento-ing has changed my outlook on food as well! I look forward to my bento lunches more than expensive restaurant food! Plus, I have been experimenting w new ingredients and cooking methods! Keep it up!!! :)

  2. I really like your bento box with those small flowers on it, so pretty :)

  3. FL,

    Mr Bento arrived today! I have no idea what to do with it! I feel so overwhelmed! *cry cry*

  4. Avie, my 'informative' post will appear shortly and put all your Mr. Bento doubts happily to rest! Or else give you enough misinformation to last a couple of weeks!!

  5. Thank you for saying that about the music, Flying Lilly. You made my day. ^^'