Here's the first outing for my new Shokado style bento box, filled with a variety of seafood, fruits and veggies. The Washoku site offers a lovely history of various traditional bento styles and their place within Japanese culture--an informative and engaging resource for bento enthusiasts!
There's so much in full bloom right now...romantic wisteria:
Cute cardinals and robins (robin picture by Jamison)...
Today's bento contains crab shumai with chili oil, rainbow chard, avocado slices, and salmon salad made with plenty of lemon and ume nameshi rice topping (tart and yummy!), topped with pink radish pickles. Floral kiwis and mango with a tiny square of carrot cake lend a sweet finish...
The dividers are removable, so this box will be great for salads and scattered sushi. With the dividers in place, I love the variety of little ceramic dishes that can be nestled inside (another bento category to collect)!