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Thursday, May 20, 2010

new little dishes bento

 
 Hi bento friends! I'm finally unpacking goodies from my recent NYC visit, and based this bento on some new little dishes I found on my trip...had a great time combing Chinatown and other downtown locales for them!
Today's bento from the leafy green top: snow pea shoots, fennel and orange salad, Thai spicy braised eggplant, a brown rice, radish pickle and chili shrimp trio, and mochi with adzuki beans and some Persian grapes.

This pale pink "Eden" rose has a wonderfully delicate scent...
 
Friday's almost here--wishing you a happy one!
 

31 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Oh how fun! I love all those dishes. The bento is so lovely. Love the cat photos are they wishing us a happy almost Friday? :D

Angi said...

I do like how you put the little dishes inside the box. It gives it an elegant feel unlike my trailer trash ways :D

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

Wow so wonderful dishes!!! :D I love these cute little bowls ^__^ The bento is delicious, too!

bentobird said...

Hiya Lyndsey, yes they are indeed! Thanks for coming by :D

bentobird said...

Angi, you are a riot...and I love your cool bentos :)

bentobird said...

Hi there Token, so glad you liked this one... eggplant and shrimp is such a yummy combination!

Lexi said...

Love these little dishes - and love the kitty stalking through the flowers too!

bentobird said...

Thank you Lexi! The catmint pictured here can incite feline fascination and intoxication...its interesting how some are highly affected by it (the black and white cutie) and others indifferent to it (the sweet tabby)!

Kuusou said...

Such lovely dishes! Kitties are soooo cute. :)

megan said...

gorgeous collection you are amassing! my favorite is the red (gingko?) leaf one. lovely assortment of delicate foods you've chosen to showcase here, too. happy almost friday jenn!

sherimiya said...

What an adorable collection of mini dishes! I have the fish scales one too; it's my spoon rest :)
My fave is the red gingko one too. So lovely and romantic, this bento.

Lia Chen said...

Lovely! All of them are so nice. Once again, we can see how talented you are. Love the arrangement with the little dishes inside the box :)

KidsDreamWork said...

All the little dishes are so pretty! Love the way you put those dishes inside the box, they make the bento looks do elegant!

bentobird said...

Hi Kuusou! Thank you. Your sweet icon, nickname and comments always make me smile!

bentobird said...

hi megan! yep, full-blown bento addiction on display here--I felt giddy at Pearl River Mart in thier ocean of little dishes, and the red gingko may be my fave, too! have a great weekend!

bentobird said...

Hi sherimiya...thanks! I think I have enough of these to stop collecting...for the moment. Love the idea of using as a spoon rest. Your latest bento in cool blue box is super-lovely, btw!

bentobird said...

Hi Lia, lovely praise from one widely regarded as a Bento Queen! Happy weekend to you and yours :)

bentobird said...

Hi there KidsDreamWork! Little dishes make bentoing so easy, and its really fun! Thanks for your kind comments and visit :D

Sonoma Bento said...

I love the use of these small dishes in the bento box. I am still learning how to seperate the different items in my bento boxes, and this is great inspiration. So lovely, bentobird!

Judy said...

I LOVE little dishes! LOVE LOVE LOVE
(so you can see why I am soooo jealous of your stash!)
The cat pics are cute too ;)

Arii said...

Hello!
You always have wonderful pictures on your page!
Congratulations, I visit your page as often as I can!

bentobird said...

Hello Sonoma Bento, so nice to have you visit! I've seen so many creative bento dividers in our community...hapa bento did a great "BOMB" contest with edible baran a few months ago, have you seen it? Hope you are having a fun weekend...

bentobird said...

Hi there Judy! They are really inexpensive little pleasures, hope you'll start a collection :) Greetings to Si =^^=!

bentobird said...

Hello Arii and welcome! Thanks so much for your lovely comments :)

babykins said...

Too beautiful!! I love all of the little dishes. How nice and pleasant too see such a bento and bento gear!
And I love the kitties and pink rose! *^-^*

Bento Box / Asfora said...

Hiya Jenn, I love all your dainty little pottery dishes - the colours are amazing - I don't know how you find them. You have really great taste! :o)

tatabonita said...

You always know how to prepare food in a beautiful way. And your new goodies are Beeyooteefoool :D. Envy!!! Hehehe. Gimme the white little oval one with flowers ;D Hehehe

bentobird said...

Greetings Izumi, the pink flower's for you :)

bentobird said...

Aw, that's so kind of you Asfora! I've been finding these at Asian housewares shops and sometimes food markets :)

bentobird said...

Hi Tata, thanks!! Now I wish I'd bought two of the liitle oval dishes when I was in NYC...

Kaimono888 said...

Just curious, Bentobird ~ have you thought of publishing a book on your Bento creations? They are beautiful and just like artpieces to me ^.~ If you do, I'll be the first to support ^.~