chirping chicks bento

30 03 2010

well, supposedly it’s spring, but it hasn’t felt like it for the past couple days in NYC — chilly temperatures and constant rain, ranging from a drizzle to a downpour.  hopefully tomorrow’s lunch will cheer up my day!

these chirping chicks are made from rice colored with the yellow deco-furi (rice powder) packet from the package of 5 colors that my sweet bento pal sent me (thanks again, you-know-who!).  they have nori eyes, edamame beaks, and the sister chick has gochujang cheeks and a fish sausage flower.  they’re in the medium size from this lovely lace cups set i got in my j-list box this week.

this tiffin-style box is pretty deep, so i put a thick layer of mixed salad greens down before i added the chicks.  then i filled the rest of the box in with steamed broccoli, a few more fish sausage flowers, grape tomatoes, takuwan slices with sesame seeds, flower-cut carrots, and a slicked chik-n patty (soy chicken). i would call this lunch vegetarian, except that i suspect the deco-furi is fish-based.  oh, and the fish sausage too, i guess.  oh well, it’s mostly veggie.

here’s a close-up of this chirping brother and sister:

wishing you all a sunny wednesday!


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26 responses

30 03 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

hi gamene, you’ve already brightened Wednesday for me with this absolutely sweet bento! I love the sweet, chirpy, expectant chick faces tucked into a jewel-toned magic spring garden. Delightful!!

30 03 2010
gamene

thanks jenn, happy to brighten your tomorrow :-)

30 03 2010
sheri

Cute roly poly chicks with their edamame beaks! That sunny yellow color will brighten up your day for sure, I think. Adorable!

30 03 2010
gamene

thanks sheri! glad you like these chubsters!

30 03 2010
hapa bento

Hi cute little chicks! Is that a new tiffin/bento? MRB!!! What a happy looking lunch!

30 03 2010
gamene

thanks debra! nope, same old tiffin from pearl river mart, one of the first boxes i ever bought – it has a top insert tier, but sometimes (like tonight) i don’t use it. MRB FTW!

30 03 2010
Jenn

It hasn’t felt much like spring here either! A few days ago we got a little snow! Yikes! I love your little spring chicks lunch :D It is so bright and lovely!

31 03 2010
gamene

thanks jenn – just surfed over to your blog and your chick is adorable too!

30 03 2010
Susan Yuen

The chickens are such cuties and they fit perfectly in that great tiffin box!!! I especially like the little girl chickie with the flower and rosy cheeks! :D

31 03 2010
gamene

thanks susan! i tried to make her sweet, like your charaben girls always turn out :o)

30 03 2010
Lia Chen

Both of them are so adorable! Beautiful colors again Megan, so good to see it. I can feel spring even we don’t have it here. I spot a new flower pick there … :) The fish sausage has a pretty pink color, nice in your bento

31 03 2010
gamene

haha lia, you have such a good eye! i scoured the internet to find those new picks, can we say “bento addict”?!

30 03 2010
Lil'chan

Round boxes really are magic. Looks great. Everything has it’s place. And the chicks are cute ^-^

31 03 2010
gamene

thanks lil’chan, yup, the MRB does a lot of my work for me ;-)

31 03 2010
mils

okay, i’m just jealous now – your chicks are too adorable!

And I agree – the round box just sets it all off wonderfully.

31 03 2010
gamene

thanks so much mils!

31 03 2010
Ingrid

One look at these cute chickies and you’ll forget all about the non-spring weather on the other side of the window. Instant happy spring mood guaranteed ! :-)

31 03 2010
gamene

thanks ingrid, maybe my chicks had a magical effect – sunny today ;-)

31 03 2010
T-bone

so cute!!!!

31 03 2010
gamene

thanks tara, i love when you stop by <3

31 03 2010
cakebrain

OH WOW! the chicks are so cute! wish I could send rice for lunch for my kid but she’s not into it I think.

31 03 2010
gamene

thanks cake on the brain! your chick cake balls are AWESOME! glad you stopped by my blog :-)
regarding the rice, there are so many different types of (deco and non-deco) furikake available, maybe you can find a flavored sprinkling that your daughter would like the taste of?

1 04 2010
Cahide

Oooo! ben bunlara bayıldım!Çok güzeller :)

1 04 2010
gamene

hi cahide, iltifat için teşekkür ederim ve benim blog ziyaret ettiğiniz için!

11 09 2011
Magenballon

Do you run WordPress on the blog or is this a different CMS?

14 09 2011
roofing sheets

for the person who posted last night re the cost of steel ,it realy depends where you go to buy it, z45 is around £740 per metric ton and standard is around £650 per ton- hope this helps

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