A Summer Bento

Rediscovery. It is such a wonderful thing. The feeling of "Ah hah! That's right!" is a fantastic feeling.

For the first time (as far as I can recall) since opening the store, I had a few minutes to spare before going into work to make, and not rush, lunch. I used this precious time to prepare myself a bento. Rediscovering how much fun it is to create such a pretty and yummy meal was a real treat.





This bento box was one of my spoils from our trip to Tokyo in February. Sadly, this little guy sat on the shelf unused since the day we got back. No more though! It happily carried a Chinese pork bun, a mixed green salad with a spear of olives and a spear of tomatoes (complete with a flying pig filled with dressing), and cheese to work with me. For refreshment, I made a homemade Very Berry Hibiscus drink complete with frozen berries.

Let me tell you~ I can honestly say this exact meal wouldn't have tasted as good if I ate it from a plate at home. There is something magical about bento's that I cannot explain. If you have never made yourself a bento, I highly highly recommend you take the time to make one. Even if you only do it once, I think you'll enjoy the time making it and eating it. If you have made yourself a bento before, what was your favorite part about it?

Hope you are having a super excellent Wednesday!
[waves]
Chandra said...

Do you make those buns? That all looks so tasty!

Sarah Cherney said...

Sadly, no I didn't make the bun. It came from Safeway's freezer section. You use a spray bottle to douse a napkin, wrap the bun, and nuke, and it's comes out all hot and soft and yummy!

Anna Combrink said...

This looks so yummy!

Eve said...

I would never have the patience for a bento. That Very Berry Hibiscus drink sounds yummy!

shinypigeon said...

This looks so yummy! Hooray for lucnhes! :D

Danica V. said...

loove bento's - and yours looks both cute (flying pig dressing!!) and delish. i'm glad you were able to take the time to make it for yourself. it turned out great! :)

might have to search for a pork bun now!

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