kimbap bee bento

15 04 2010

tomorrow’s lunch is leftover kimbap from tonight’s dinner… mmm, i LOVE me some kimbap!  my boyfriend is great at rolling it, and it’s such a tasty and healthy treat, especially on warmer days/nights.  my kimbap is vegetarian, with egg strips, takuwan, sesame spinach, and spicy tofu.  the kimbap slices are separated from the rest of my food by a zig-zag-cut carrot strip baran, an idea from one of lia’s awesome bentos.

i’ve also got some steamed broccoli, purple potato flowers, a big fat strawberry, some grape tomatoes, two vegetarian chicken nuggets, and a few pea pods.  hovering over the broccoli, about to collect pollen from the potato flowers, is a cute bumble bee.  i’ve seen a bunch of cute bees lately, from akinoichigo’s to lucky sundae’s to mombento’s, and this is my take on the theme:  a turmeric-dyed quail egg with nori strips and facial features, and white soy paper wings.

tomorrow’s friday — i’m hoping for an apartment-hunt-free weekend for myself (still waiting to dot the last Is and cross the last Ts on the apartment i found), and a fun and sunny weekend for all my bento pals!


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15 04 2010
sheri

What a buzzingly cute lil’ guy! He looks great against the dark brocco and purple flowers. Me too I love kimbap, and still really want to try. There are just so many fillings, it’s like an awesome meal in a fat roll! Bet you’ve never looked forward to a weekend like this in awhile, right? Enjoy your Friday and we look forward to hearing great news about the apt soon!

15 04 2010
gamene

thanks sheri – and yes, kimbap is the best! a totally portable, wholesome meal. i am SO looking forward to this weekend, first one with any relaxation time in a while… thanks for your support, can’t wait to share my news :-)

15 04 2010
Susan Yuen

It so BEE-utiful! :D Love the sweet bee and those gorgeous purple potato flowers that make him so happy!

15 04 2010
gamene

thanks susan! haha, love the pun :o) hope you and your family have a fab weekend!

15 04 2010
hapabento

“Kim bee-bap” Sounds like a new dance! And that’s exactly what this cute bee is doing…a dance around the “happy little flowers”

Wonderful bento… my day is now complete. :)

16 04 2010
gamene

thanks hapa — haha, bee-bop is totally my bento dance. hope your hubby is feeling better and that you guys have a healthy and fun weekend!

15 04 2010
Lia Chen

Cutie little bee inside this pretty bento! You never fail to arrange your bento so nicely and colorful. Hope you have a great weekend and will get your apartment soon :)

16 04 2010
gamene

thanks lia, and thanks for the carrot baran inspiration! i learn so many things from looking at your beautiful bentos!

16 04 2010
hypothermya

Your bee is so cute! It must have taken forever to get the nori right though. Either way it looks really great against all the purples and greens. :)

16 04 2010
gamene

thanks christie! the nori was relatively easy — hard boiled eggs have a slightly damp texture, so the nori stuck right on there — it was actually harder *cutting* the strips evenly because i was using a slightly stale and crackly piece of nori, haha!

16 04 2010
sushisushi

nice bumble bee!

16 04 2010
gamene

thanks sushi sushi! :o)

16 04 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

Love your bright Frenchy Bee bento–it radiates with the happy instensity of spring bees buzzing around bright blooms :) I love how you capture the joy of nature in your bentos, and am SO pleased to read that your new apartment is on the way, megan!! Wishing you a wonderfully celebratory weekend!

16 04 2010
gamene

thanks jenn, i am so pleased that you think my bentos capture a bit of nature — i really look to you for cues on that! wishing you a wonderful weekend as well!

16 04 2010
Jenn

What an adorable little bee! He is looking ready for spring ;D

16 04 2010
gamene

thanks jenn! we are *all* ready for spring, or even summer already! hope you have a warm weekend :-)

16 04 2010
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18 04 2010
KidsDreamWork

Adorable bee and such nicely cut purple potato flowers! Another superb spring bento! Love it!

18 04 2010
gamene

thanks kidsdreamwork! these flowers are cut with a cutter i ordered online (i think at http://www.sugarcraft.com/) — it was a great purchase, because it makes these delicate and intricate-looking flowers SO easy!

18 04 2010
july

Little bee is so cute!!

18 04 2010
gamene

merci pour votre commentaire july! j’espre que vous avez eu un bon week-end!

18 04 2010
Lexi

Love this – the bee is just adorable, and the purple flowers on broccoli is such a nice contrast! Great job!

18 04 2010
gamene

thanks lexi! i am loving the purple potatoes i found in my market — when i get these, i steam a whole bunch of slices in advance and cut things out from them for the rest of the week. bonus: the refrigeration seems to make the purple color deeper!

26 04 2010
Ingrid

Cute bee, gorgeous purple flowers, delicious looking lunch … need I say more?

26 04 2010
gamene

thank you very much ingrid! it was a yummy combo.

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