go kart bento

15 02 2010

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…


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16 responses

15 02 2010
hapabento

“Here he comes… here comes Speed Racer…” Super cute! And the bento is not so bad either! LOL

But seriously, very creative bento box and it has Korean food. Hell yeah I like it.

Nice action shots BTW.

15 02 2010
gamene

tee hee, thanks debra! can’t go wrong with korean yummies😀

15 02 2010
sherimiya

haha! Lookit the happy boy! What a great Valentine you guys had!
Cute bento, great job on the kart! Welcome back to the work week🙂

16 02 2010
gamene

thanks sheri! sigh, work week – waah, i want the long weekend to continue!

16 02 2010
Lia Chen

Awesome bento for your boyfriend on V-Day! How fun is that … on the tracks and on the foods I mean hehehe🙂

16 02 2010
gamene

thanks lia, yup, both the karting AND the food were fun!

16 02 2010
Lexi

I love the little kart, and these pictures of the karting! Such good fun!

16 02 2010
gamene

thanks lexi!

16 02 2010
Esther

YAY for karts! Mucho fun🙂 Your bento looks awesome!!

16 02 2010
gamene

thanks esther! i love when you visit my blog🙂

16 02 2010
Karen N.

You’re the best girlfriend/ bento-er ever!

16 02 2010
gamene

haha, thanks karen! tell that to your brother!!

16 02 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

Love how you’ve tied this very cool-sounding Valentine’s Day trip for your sweetie into a totally fun and cute bento, gamene! And yay for large scale H-marts–can’t wait to see your finds in upcoming bentos!

16 02 2010
gamene

thanks jenn – i was totally thinking to myself when i was at h-mart, “what would jenn do”? you inspire me with your zest for exploring this kind of market!

16 02 2010
Susan Yuen

Wow, that is too cool! What a fantastic bento and great Valentine’s gift. He must have loved it!

16 02 2010
gamene

thanks susan – he did love the gift! hope you and mark did something fun too🙂

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