Does anyone bento regularly?
It will combine my love of cooking and my need of eating better, I'm thinking of making it part of my routine.
-- Ai Lien, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 15:55 (32 minutes ago) Link
I thought this was in ILC, but it was in the I pwn 3v3rything board. Oops.
― Ai Lien, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:29 (eleven years ago) link
We could get it moved to I Love Comics if you really want...?
― HI DERE, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:30 (eleven years ago) link
― Ai Lien, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:38 (eleven years ago) link
Hah! This could be the thread that goes to EVERY board, serially :)
I've got two adorable Totoro bento boxes, but have never used either. It's a great idea though, esp for summer I think: rice, a little seaweed salad, some pickled veg, a bit of broiled eel or fish.
― Jaq, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:45 (eleven years ago) link
its a fun way to eat!
― jhøshea, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:47 (eleven years ago) link
i think i'd like to give it a go, more for healthy eating than having a really cuet way to eat lunch.
too, i was wondering if any of ya'll have less conventional ways to fill the box?
jaq, we'll be in seattle soon!
― Ai Lien, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:50 (eleven years ago) link
mozzarella sticks * buffalo wings * cheetos * cupcake * gummi bears
― jhøshea, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:54 (eleven years ago) link
I wish I still had my Land of the Lost bento box.
― Rock Hardy, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 17:15 (eleven years ago) link
― Jaq, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 17:26 (eleven years ago) link
i'm getting a mr. bento. very excited about it.
― lauren, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 17:42 (eleven years ago) link
ps AiLien, can't wait to see you at a Seattle FAP! I hope the weather is as lovely as it was this weekend when you visit - sunny, 70s, bright blue skies, nice breeze most days with some overcast but still pleasant days tossed in for variety.
― Jaq, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 17:48 (eleven years ago) link
that's for birthdays!
― Ai Lien, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 18:07 (eleven years ago) link
I realize that when I i.m. my sister all day at work, we discuss food -- how we like it, what's for lunch, what's for dinner, here check out this recipe, etc. etc. when I have conversations with co-workers, same thing. When I'm with friends, same.
I love getting excited about a meal!
― Ai Lien, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 18:10 (eleven years ago) link
When you are in Seattle, you should really plan to spend some time at Uwajimaya in the International District - it's a huge Asian grocery store/market with food court, gift shop, and food court. Also, if you guys end up needing to ship anything back home, I'll be glad to help out.
Also, the absolute best chinese barbequed pork (duck/chicken/side pork/etc) is about 3 blocks from there, at Kau Kau.
― Jaq, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 18:22 (eleven years ago) link
Haha - also, book/dvd store! Not 2 food courts. But you can tell I'm thinking about lunch.
― Jaq, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 18:23 (eleven years ago) link
I have Uwajimaya on my list! We were thinking about shipping back home. Do you have resources?
― Ai Lien, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 18:26 (eleven years ago) link
also, you may have to fill me in on the FAP. i'm slow.
― Ai Lien, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 18:29 (eleven years ago) link
I live just a block from a post office, and have a business Fed Ex account. I also live about 6 blocks from Uwajimaya :) (we actually had thought seriously about living in the apartments that are above the store, but the rental lady was really too pushy)
We can wait until you guys know more what your schedule is for FAP stuff, though I think I saw some stuff mentioned for a June 4 possibility in Fremont?
― Jaq, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 18:36 (eleven years ago) link
okay, yes! andrew m., ilxor/my bf, is working on that! should be fun! we don't leave until saturday, but all i can think about is seattle! and vancouver! we'll be staying at my uncle's in renton and my cousin's in capitol hill. probably mostly in renton, as he's out of town (boeing stuff) and he's giving us the car.
― Ai Lien, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 18:41 (eleven years ago) link
here's one of my standby recipes. it will definitely be going into the bento:
1lb pickles, ideally kirbys
1T coarse salt
1T grated ginger (i am occasionally too lazy to deal with it and use ground; just use a bit less)
2T rice vinegar or red wine vinegar
2t sesame oil
1/2 t sugar
1t dried chili flakes
chop the cucumbers (any way is fine - dice, rounds, whatever), then put in a colander/strainer and sprinkle with salt. mix to ensure the salt is spread around and drain for about 20 minutes, then rinse off and pat the pieces somewhat dry.
while the cucumbers are draining, mix the ginger, vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar together. toss with the cucumbers, mix everything up, and sprinkle with the chili flakes. best eaten within two days. the dressing is also good with raw chopped bok choy or choi sum.
― lauren, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 22:39 (eleven years ago) link
i got some little tiny pig-shaped sauce dispensers to use in my new bento and some ideas of what to put in there, but would welcome any successful bento ideas because this thing is really tiny!
currently enjoying spicy tofu with spinach and ponzu/chili oilneed to buy or make some pickles too
what else is small enough to fit in here?!
― these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 18:12 (seven years ago) link
I came across this site a couple of weeks ago: http://justbento.com/recipes
and I think I will be trying some of the recipes, not necessarily for bento...
― rods & cones (doo dah), Thursday, 6 September 2012 00:41 (seven years ago) link
that and justhungry are good sources imo -- i have read them a lot, but not tried a lot of the ideas. maybe it's time for that. i need to make a trip to the japanese grocery.
― these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Thursday, 6 September 2012 00:54 (seven years ago) link