This bento was made with elements from yet another fun Korean/Asian supermarket in our area: on Saturday I spent quite a while browsing Super H-Mart in Fairfax. This "Redbean Mammoth" pastry looked great--but was the size of a small pizza, so I opted for a small chestnut roll instead!
The prettiest frozen vegetable package I've ever seen:
Candies and a great variety of prepared foods...and for the purposes of today's bento--yummy panchan and crab and scallion cakes:
My idea of a great supermarket includes a food court where you can get a steaming, spicy bowl of seafood and tofu soup!
Among other options...
Today's bento features the crab scallion cakes in sesame leaves--such a fresh, green complement to Korean and Japanese dishes! Also, some of the panchan, including crisp, lightly marinated cucumbers, beansprouts and an interesting take on cabbage kimchi--this one finely shredded. A baby yellow tomato holds spicy gochujang. In the upper left square: sweet potato slices, rainbow chard, enoki, pea sprouts. For a sweet finish: papaya slices and kiwi, banana slices with honey, almonds, cinnamon and almonds...and a butter kitty cookie.