st. patrick’s day bento

16 03 2010

happy st. patrick’s day, bento friends!  like susan, i’m 1/8 irish, so i like to show my (albeit distant) roots with some extra green on this holiday!

my st. patrick’s day lunch is a light one, consisting of two cylindrical, pale green rice onigiri (made in a mold after mixing my rice with some of the green rice powder i received from a sweet pal last week — i know, i know, i’ve been going crazy with the colored rice!  i’m taking a break after this one, haha) in clover-leaf paper food cups, topped with some pre-cut nori in four-leaf-clover shapes.

the rest of the box contains a fancy-cut quail egg atop a steamed broccoli floret, some takuwan slices, baby carrots and pea pods, blackberries, and grape tomatoes on an enamel-and-metal four-leaf-clover skewer i found at my local M2M korean mart.

my grape putifresh box adds to the green theme, and the shamrock hashi (blurry in the backround) are the perfect finishing touch on this holiday meal.

[as seen on food news journal, stdandme]


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20 responses

16 03 2010
Bento Box

Wow, even the paper is clover-leafed! Ace! :o)

16 03 2010
sheri

Nice green theme! Yay for green rice; yours is much darker than mine, which I always have to supplement. Happy St. Patty’s!!

16 03 2010
gamene

thanks bentoboxUK and sheri!

16 03 2010
javapot

Happy St Patrick’s Day to u. great nori clover.

17 03 2010
gamene

thanks javapot, hope you are having a fun holiday too!

17 03 2010
Susan Yuen

Beautiful St. Patty’s Day bento my Irish sister and thanks for the shout out too! I totally love that clover pick, it’s so cute! Wonderful bento as always.😀

17 03 2010
gamene

you are so welcome susan🙂 the pick was such a great find, $2 for 4 of them, but they do have a bizarrely fat, forklike end, so they can only be used to skewer fat things like tomatoes… oh well, worth it for the extra holiday touch, right?!

17 03 2010
gnoegnoe

Very nice bento, with the clover/green theme — enjoy your day! Are you going to watch the movie Cloverfield tonight?😉

17 03 2010
gamene

thanks gnoe! i’ve seen cloverfield (i looooove scary movies), would be funny to watch today just for the name though!

17 03 2010
Lia Chen

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Wonderful green bento, love the green rice color! Carefully prepared with so many details in the box and background too🙂

17 03 2010
gamene

thank you so much lia, your comments always make me smile!

17 03 2010
Ceinwyn / Ingrid

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Green in the box, under the box, behind the box … and when I look out of the window, I see babygreen leafs starting to sprout from the bare branches. Yes, spring is there🙂 Fab bento (but you already knew that).

17 03 2010
gamene

happy holiday to you too ingrid! your green bento today is amazing!

17 03 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

Festive, green and beautifully done, gamene! This photo is exceptionally nice. Happy St Patty’s from another 1/8th Irish gal!

17 03 2010
gamene

omg, you me and susan should totally start a club, haha! i think everyone gets to be part irish for st. patrick’s day, though😉

17 03 2010
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17 03 2010
hapa bento

This photo is superb. Beautiful with perfect focus and blur combination. (I don’t know the terminology)

I love the colored rice and how precise is your cutting skills on the tiny quail egg? Very nice. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

18 03 2010
Lia Chen

Megan, I would like to pass you an award. Please pick it up here. Thanks!

19 03 2010
Tata

What a cute treat for the celebration Megan😀. Happy st. patrick’s day!

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