twin flower onigiri bento

3 12 2009

a quick bento tonight with leftovers from the fridge.  the stars of the box: twin brown rice onigiri, filled with pickled garlic (sooo yummy, breath be damned!), wrapped with strips of nori, and topped with a takuwan-carrot-purple carrot blossom each.  they’re sitting in my pretty “lace” food cups from ichiban kan.

top left corner: cherries, pom seeds, and slices of starfruit.  bottom right corner:  slices of lotus root, the last of my shimeji mushrooms, and snow peas.  center:  lettuce-wrapped spicy korean tofu.

like the doily and chopsticks?  i’m really feeling pikko’s prop styling lately…





bahn mi bento

29 11 2009

tomorrow’s lunch has another bahn mi from nicky’s vietnamese (2nd street between A and B) – the spicy/sweet tofu, carrot, and pepper slices are just outrageously good.  in the sandwich tier i added a purple and yellow carrot skewer.

in the fruit and veggie tier:  star fruit, pomegranate seeds, shimeji mushrooms, kumquat and grape tomato skewer, cherries with leaf picks, pea pods, and another purple and yellow carrot skewer.

this bento is using some of my new accessories from daiso:  the green square silicone cup is part of this set; the orange oval cup is part of this one, and the heart picks come in a pack of 20 similar to this one.

i’ve received tons of great contest entries so far — keep ’em coming, and i’ll be announcing a winner on tuesday morning!

glad to be back and bentoing… hope everyone had a lovely holiday!





turkey day bento

19 11 2009

a turkey made of tofurkey, haha, get it?!  the rest of his plumage is made of regular nori and yellow soy paper, as well as vegetarian pepperoni.  on a bed of thai fried rice.

fruit/veggie section has snow peas, yellow wax beans, purple carrot slices (in front of purple cauliflower which you can’t really see), shimeji mushrooms, a piece of steamed broccoli with a takuwan flower, a few slices of dinosaur egg tomato, and cranberries in a sakura-shaped food cup.

happy thanksgiving, everyone!  i leave for a week-long trip to california tomorrow, and i wont be bento-ing while i’m gone… i *will* however be stopping at daiso and ichiban kan on the west coast, so i expect to come home with a load of new bento goodies!  hope you all enjoy the holiday…

[as seen on austinist, em and lo, and lin loves]