salmon cakes bento

21 09 2010

another super simple bento for tomorrow’s lunch:  mini salmon cakes (from the frozen section at my organic market), brown rice with lentils and a black-and-white sesame seed stripe, “health salad” (cabbage, cucumbers, peppers, carrots and dill wilted in a light vinegar dressing, almost like a mayonnaise-less coleslaw), a few takuwan flowers, and a cherry tomato.  banana ooyoo and a lady apple for dessert.

tomorrow after work, i’m meeting up with joe mcpherson of zenkimchi, one of my favorite food blogs.  he’s in NYC after giving a presentation on buddhist temple cuisine, and hosting a meet-up for other foodies — we’re gonna grub down in K-town (which means bento-able leftovers, yay!).  if you’re interested in joining us, check out the facebook page and RSVP!

[posted at what’s for lunch wednesday — check it out and add your link!]


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21 09 2010
sheri

Looks awesomely tasty and healthy, leaving you plenty of reason to grub down tomorrow night! Sounds like a fab time; enjoy!!

21 09 2010
gamene

you are SO quick sheri! thanks for your supportive-as-always comment! wish you were in NYC and could join us *:’-(*

21 09 2010
Susan Yuen

Beautiful and healthy! I would love this bento for myself. Sounds like a lot of fun…wish I could join you all!

22 09 2010
gamene

thanks susan! i wish you could join us, too!

21 09 2010
KidsDreamWork

Lovely bento as usual, and I like the knot on the cherry tomato a lot!🙂

22 09 2010
gamene

thanks kidsdreamwork! those bamboo skewers came in a pack of 100, i think, and were very affordable!

22 09 2010
Lia Chen

Your simple bento is super awesome! Mini salmon cakes are good size to put in the bento. Wish you a great time with you favorite food blogger🙂

22 09 2010
gamene

thanks lia dear! the salmon cakes were tasty, but i’m hoping tonight’s dinner can top them, haha!

22 09 2010
bentolily

You always have nice baran like the green flower and newspaper here or the waxpaper (?) muffin cups and paper dividers in the last bento(s). Do you know, where to purchase these in internet shops (I’m from Germany)?

22 09 2010
gamene

thanks bentolily! the “newspaper” and strawberry paper (both just waxed paper with designs pre-printed) came from the online merchant rakuten (actually a collection of stores that sell throguh one online platform), which ships internationally; the plain brown waxed paper and brown muffin cups came from my local markets, but check the baking aisle of yours — it’s taken me a full year of bento-making to be confident that i have the creative “eye” to spot non-bento products that can be incorporated into bentos!

22 09 2010
mils

You say simple, I say awesome! I would love to have this for lunch…mm mm good. You make even the simplest meal look visually arresting🙂

I love Zenkimchi too! Jealous of your k-town grub tour…can’t wait to see them transformed into bentos!

22 09 2010
gamene

thanks mils! “arresting” is a huge compliment – i really appreciate it.

22 09 2010
Heather

That looks fantastic. All of the colors look so appetizing! You might call it simple but it looks gorgeous🙂

22 09 2010
gamene

thansk heather! i tried to add some pops of color to what otherwise would have been a pretty brown meal😉

22 09 2010
tatabonita

The mini salmon cakes make this bento sounds so yum yum, love the black-and-white sesame seed stripe! Wishing you have a fabulous time with Joe McPherson, dear pal😀

22 09 2010
gamene

thanks ta! the salmon was yummy, and i always love sesame seeds, whichever color😀

22 09 2010
Debra

OMG! Zenkimchi is one of my fave foodie blogs too!

Those salmon cakes are so deliciously cute! I’m so happy that you’re “back to bento.”🙂

Say hello to Joe…I’m so jealous that you get to meet him AND eat in K-town!

22 09 2010
gamene

thanks friend! i will tell joe hi for you – i’m super excited. i think you have more korean restaurant variety near you, though, if your summer bibimbap tour is any indication!

24 09 2010
Bentobird/Jenn

oh, I need to check out zenkimchi! hope the gathering was fab and stimulating. salmon cakes are such lovely, savory bento fare and this is one beautifully healthy lunch!! the green baran “leaves” look perfect here🙂

24 09 2010
gamene

thanks jenn! as a fellow k-food lover i am sure you will really enjoy joe’s site! in particular there is one contributor there, tammy quackenbush, who is also living in the US and has a unique perspective on korean food in america – i think you’ll dig her.

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