my valentine’s day present to the boyfriend was a trip to grand prix new york, a karting complex for kids and adults in mt. kisco, new york (about an hour away from NYC). he is a huge formula 1 fan, and karting was a fun treat and a great way to get excited for the upcoming start of the F1 season.
we don’t own a car, so when we take trips like this to the hudson valley we rent a zip car, and since renting a car is pricey, we try to get more bang for our buck by hitting some of the fantastic outer-borough restaurants and supermarkets that we normally would be too lazy to take a long subway ride to. tonight we visited an H-mart in flushing, queens that was significantly larger than the one in NYC’s K-town, and picked up a few goodies you’ll see in my bentos over the next few days.
this one has some yummy jap chae, topped with a nori-and-cheese go kart — it’s a little, um, abstract! karts are hard to depict! i kept the rest of the bento simple, filling in with some pea pods and broccoli, purple carrots (this variety has yellow centers, creating a cool effect when i cut them into sticks like this), tomatoes, kumquats, and blueberries. at H-mart i also found some cool gummy letters, and used those to spell out the words “CARS” (i wanted to spell out “SPEED,” but didn’t get a “P” in my package!).
a couple pics of the boyfriend karting:
serious fun! (and isn’t he handsome?!)
hope you all had an amazing long and holiday-filled weekend! can’t wait to catch up on everything i missed on flickr, twitter, and the blogs…