Thursday, July 17, 2008

My First Bento!

Here is a tiny bento my friend and former colleague Kitako gave me from her trip home to Japan. Bento lunches are very popular in Japan. Essentially, they are lunch boxes. But some people get really fancy and elaborate, making faces or pictures out of food. I am way too impatient for that, so I plan to use my new Hello Kitty bento for small things, like yogurt, carrot sticks, salsa or other small items. Cookie Monster actually got the inaugural use today, with salsa in the bento to go with his chips.

Arigato gozaimasu, Kitako-san!


Kitako said...

Wow! Hello, my dear, it's Kitako! This morning, I checked your blog first time I moved here in Hawaii and saw the bento box I gave to you. Thank you! What a nice surprise! I'm so happy to learn that the bento box are being your lunch company, even with your honey. :)

Paula said...

This is the cutest little bento box ever! I am actually trying to find a bento box for my wee one to use as a lunch box. My older kids would like dinner sized bento boxes like the use in restaurants so that their foods won't touch ... ever. :-)

Paula said...

Thnx for the heads up about Uwajimaya! I'll check it out! Hopefully, I won't leave there with a full cart load of other goodies, too!