hot pink bento

27 05 2010

i got this chic black furoshiki as part of my last bento & co. order, and i’ve been waiting to use it because i think it requires an equally chic and “adult” meal. this was my attempt at the required level of sophistication: three ume-furikake onigiris with ooba leaf wrappers, roasted asparagus and brussels sprouts (layered over pan-fried tofu), carved beet flowers, an oribenishiki from minamoto kitchoan, and a couple of blackberry skewers.

i know it’s the wrong season for roasted veg, but i wanted to stick to a limited color palette of hot pink and bright green.

phew, thank goodness tomorrow’s friday. and it’s a long weekend here in the US, too! hope all my bento pals and readers have a good one!

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35 responses

27 05 2010
Susan Yuen

Bee-U-Ti-Full!!! Love the hot pink on black, very chic! Very cool beet flowers too!😀

27 05 2010
gamene

thanks susan, glad i achieved some level of chic-ness😉 !!

27 05 2010
Debra

If there was such a thing as a “sexy” bento… this is it! Never mind “Sex in the City”, it’s “sex in a bento” baby!

I don’t where to start, so I won’t… cuz it’s all good!

27 05 2010
gamene

haha, awesome comment debra! thanks!!

27 05 2010
sherimiya

Yum, those onigiri look awesome, as do the roasted brussels and asparagus (my fave way of cooking ’em no matter what the season), and those beet flowers add a zing! Enjoy your Friday bento and have a great weekend!

27 05 2010
gamene

thanks sheri, hope you guys have a great weekend too!

27 05 2010
Kuusou

Very pretty cloth and it looks great with the bento!

Hope you have a nice weekend, too.

27 05 2010
gamene

thanks for visiting adn for your nice comment kuusou!

27 05 2010
Tammy/Kashmirkat

LOVE the beet flowers – what a great idea🙂 Lovely bento (as always!)

27 05 2010
gamene

thanks tammy! yeah, ever since i learned this carving technique i’ve been going crazy using it on ALL veggies!

27 05 2010
Lyndsey

I love this bento, yes it’s very “chic”. You all are such an inspiration to me. I just keep gathering all these great ideas from you! Thanks. Oh and I Love the ume-furikake onigiris with ooba leaf wrappers!

27 05 2010
gamene

thanks lyndsey, glad you are able to get ideas here and in this community! the onigiri were SO easy with a mold – quickest part of this bento🙂

27 05 2010
Judy

Oh My Gad! PINK!
This is Fabulous!

28 05 2010
gamene

haha, hi judy, thanks and glad you like! have a fab weekend!

27 05 2010
Cat

Fantastic bento – I agree with Sheri, roasted brussels sprouts and asparagus are always great!

28 05 2010
gamene

thanks cat!!

28 05 2010
Pipaw

Amazing bento! Colors, content everything is great! And as for roasted veg I agree with Cat and Sherry too: the good season lasts all year long!

28 05 2010
gamene

thanks pipaw! yay, glad everyone supports my summer roasting!😉

28 05 2010
mommyof2girlz

Hot pink and black..my favorite color combo. It looks awesome and for me there is no wrong season to grill veggies..lol

28 05 2010
gamene

thanks steph, glad you agree!😀

28 05 2010
Alice

Whoo, it’s getting HOT in here! And the culprit is your bento! It looks amazingly delicious and the color is just stunning and bright. And I love how it matches the background🙂

28 05 2010
gamene

thanks alice, so happy you’re hot for my bento haha!

28 05 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

Sharp, chic and enticing bento gamene! Love how a single item like this sophisticated furoshiki can generate a whole bento vision! That kind of creative association is one of my fave parts of doing bentos, and really enjoyed how you shared that process of inspiration here:)

Have a super fun and relaxing long weekend!

29 05 2010
gamene

thanks jenn! always happy to share my process… i learn so much from everyone else’s experiences too!

hope your weekend has gotten off to a fun start!

29 05 2010
mook

oh what a perfect bento!
I love this way of cutting the vegs, I have to try it sometimes.
I love everything in this bento, the beautiful photo included!

29 05 2010
gamene

thanks so much mook!

29 05 2010
Asfora

It certainly looks very posh! Great colour combo and choice of ingredients! Enjoy your long weekend!😀

29 05 2010
gamene

thanks asfora, i never thought about a bento being “posh” but that’s a great word! hope you enjoy your weekend too🙂

29 05 2010
tatabonita

Agree with Susan, great color combination! I bet you have lots of fabric collections you use as the BG😀

29 05 2010
gamene

thanks ta! i only have about 4 furoshiki, but i have a TON of colorful scrapbooking paper (12″x12″ squares), that’s what i normally use for my backgrounds…

31 05 2010
Zoé

Gosh! I’m really amazed! I don’t know how you do it, but it seems so so yummy! I’d love to be able to set things so neatly. It’s so appetizing!

1 06 2010
gamene

thanks zoe! i think the trick is planning ahead… for this one i did a little sketch on scrap paper and that helped it come out neater!

2 06 2010
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2 06 2010
hypothermya

Hot stuff!

2 06 2010
gamene

haha, thanks christie!😀

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