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EllaBella EllaBella 9 years
Nice! looking forward to see the next bento of the week! But well I have a stupid question: how do you get to transport your lunch to work without it looking all messy when you arrive?? I ride my bike to work and have seen many nice appealing lunchboxes look really messy when I finally arrive at work... :(
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
Vawilliams: yay, it'll be fun to see a bento there from someone here. I have the same username in Lj. :)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
looks great! so creative!
vawilliams vawilliams 9 years
Thanks aoitenshi! I'm on LJ as well (vwilliams), so I'll have to join the community :) Say hi if you see me!
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
vawilliams, there are a lot of bento stuff on Ebay. Also, the Livejournal Bentolunch Community has a very useful directory of stores and online sites where you can get bento boxes and other bento paraphernalia ( ;)
vawilliams vawilliams 9 years
Well Done! I want to start making these for work, I'm shopping around for an on-sale Mr. Bento and a rice cooker. Amazon seems a little too expensive! Any SUGESTIONS would be MUCH APPRECIATED!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
Verrry nifty.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
Ahh, genius. But a few years back I read about how there is SO much pressure on Japanese mothers to create these absolutely perfect gourmet, artfully-presented (like carved fruit, pressed wasabi, and arranged ginger, etc) bentos. Apparently whole social hierachies have developed among both the women and children, depending on how elaborate the bento boxes are. If, for example, a mother works and doesn't have whole afternoons to devote to their creation, she can be shunned by the other mothers, and her children can be teased about their plain lunches. This was in a cultural anthropology academic journal, and it went on to discuss how this indicates the role of Japanese women, and mothers, in their society. Pretty interesting.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Wow ... soo cool!
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
That is the best bento ever, in my opinion. I love bento! I make some whenever I get the chance.
Misalady Misalady 9 years
That's a neat bento. I keep thinking I'm going to make my own, but never do. :(
debdebx3 debdebx3 9 years
wow thats so cute!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
OOh it's so cute! I love bento boxes.
piraterie piraterie 9 years
Adorable! I almost always use a bento box to bring my lunch to work, but it's never as cute as this (I do have a star-shaped onigiri mold, but that's about as creative as my bentos get).
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I had no idea what a bento was either. Learn something new everyday!
tati33 tati33 9 years
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I am bento addicted, i have about 15 of them. My husband thinks its strange.
Emiily Emiily 9 years
goodbyekitty goodbyekitty 9 years
Thats so cute! Bento lunches are adorable.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
Ha! I just had a Green Tea Frappucino Lite this AM. Not as cute as this. :)
shmoo15 shmoo15 9 years
So cute and delicious looking!
Food Food 9 years
if you notice, she's actually using a small tupperware container. Some folks compartmentalize theirs with reusable silicone cupcake liners and paper cups. i wish i had the motivation to do the same!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Thanks Yum! I wish we could get bento boxes here - I think it would inspire me to be a little more creative with lunch
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Merymery - I was about to ask the same question. I know it's some sort of lunchbox......
Food Food 9 years
A bento is just a box lunch or meal, and it's usually served in compartmentalized container. Think about the "bento" options in Japanese restaurants - a well rounded compartmentalized meal. There's a big trend right now in really cute and creative bento boxes. As my friend says, "some of those kids have the best moms ever." I hope to find some really great ones for you guys!
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