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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

flower onigiri bento

This bento features a flower-shaped onigiri made using a Japanese wooden onigiri mold, one of several sent by a lovely bento friend--many thanks, you know who! Looking forward to trying the other interesting shapes including a graceful gourd. I've filled today's onigiri with spicy crab salad: red chili flavors and crab have a special affinity, especially with a touch of mayo. Ebi fumi furikake for soft color and sesame-shrimp savor on sprinkled on top.

Baby lettuce, colorful edible petals of marigold and snapdragon, avocado with more spicy crab, a mini onigiri topped with salmon roe, mint, kiwi, cherries and fresh figs also for lunch...all watched over by a happy animal quartet. Happy Tuesday, bento pals!

20 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Very pretty! Aren't bento bloggers the nicest people? The mold is beautiful. I can't wait to see more. Are they onigiri molds? Or are they mooncake molds that you just used for onigiri? I was just curious. I love all the edible flowers that you add.

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey, thank you! Yes indeed, I agree :)Just changed the text to clarify about the molds, which are specifically for onigiri. Mooncake molds are so beautiful, btw. Glad you like the flowers--yay for summer color! Looking forward to your new posts :)

Sonoma Bento said...

Your posts are so colorful, Jenn! Mint, salmon, chilis... wonderful tastes that blend so well together.

bentobird said...

Hi Sonoma Bento--such a really nice comment, thank you! Have a great afternoon :D

Lia Chen said...

Absolutely beautiful! You bento never failed to make me feel happy whenever I look at them. Spicy crab salad so mouthwatering :)

sherimiya said...

I have some wooden onigiri molds too; very unique and cool, aren't they? I want to have crab salad for sure this week after seeing yours now!
Simply delightful!

bentobird said...

Lia, that's the best thing to hear as your bentos have that same effect on me, combined with awe (and often, squeals)!

bentobird said...

Hi sherimiya :) Yes--they are like small works of art, unique and cool indeed! This version of crab salad was fast and simple: just crab meat, sriracha sauce and mayo. The chili tanginess of sriracha was delightful with crab, yum! Have a lovely Wednesday :)

Kaimono888 said...

I move on from your flickr photostream to your blog now..this bento is sooOO addictive haha ^o^
have a great week ahead!

bentobird said...

hehe, that's the idea! thanks for your sweet comments, hope your week is also going great!

Anncoo said...

WOW! The whole box bento looks so refreshing and delicious too!

bentobird said...

so sweet of you, Anncoo! thanks =^^=

Kuusou said...

So colorful and cheerful!! I love the flower onigiri the most. :)

susanyuen said...

So beautiful with vibrant summery colors. Yum!

megan said...

graceful and elegant with the organic shapes and delicate sprinkles. onigiri love!

bentobird said...

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments, Kuusou!

bentobird said...

Hi Susan, I've been a really bright color kick of late, thanks for your sweet words!

bentobird said...

Hi megan, isn't furikake cool? pretty color, flavor, and childlike fun to use--love it! thanks for your visit, my friend :)

Margot said...

Love this ice cream bento, great idea! :)

bentobird said...

Thanks Margot! Have a great weekend!