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Sunday, August 15, 2010

korean seafood rice bento

Monday's lunch is based on yummy Korean seafood dolsot from a big portion at H-Mart's always satisfying food court. I've added extra shrimp, and sliced golden squash and peppers and baby tomatoes, all from Saturday's farmer's market. Ripe apricots and a golden plum also inside.

Speaking of the market, it was a riot of intense colors this weekend:
We bought two fresh-baked almond croissants...here's mine before it got devoured!
Morning glory tendrils are coiling across our shrubs and sending up new blooms, fleeting and beautiful:
Jamison's picture of our peppermint plant:
 
These fun new bento items came over the weekend, love the bright colors and happy animal faces!
Have a great week ahead, guys!

24 comments:

emilynpf said...

Lovely bento, your bento always so attractive, I wish to have it too. :)
Love the apricots, they are so fresh & look delicious.

javapot said...

ooooo...nice bento - love the way u decorated with bits of flower...noticed a butterfly too :)

Debra said...

Oh ho...a bento after my own heart! Yum. Vibrant and luscious as usual.

bentobird said...

Hi Emily, thanks very much for your kind words! The apricots have been very sweet and colorful this year :)

bentobird said...

Hi there javapot! thanks, these purple sage flowers were so bright, had to add them...you noticed the little butterfly, cool :D!

bentobird said...

Hi Debra! Korean food ftw, right? Thanks for your lovely comments and have a fantastic week :)!

Kaimono888 said...

안녕하세요(annyeonghaseyo), Bentobird!

I love this korean bento ~ Are those little gourds taste like tomatoes or capsicum? Hmmm...I can smell the fragrance of seafood rice ^-^ hehe!

It's always so nice to see your cheery bento ~ so APPETIZING ^0^ & the bento items are so lovely & cute :P Too bad, can't place orders and taste your bento :( Looking forward to see your next bento creation :P

Cheerio^.~

Kuusou said...

Your bento is so peppy today! I just had breakfast but now I really want some shrimp and tomatoes. Beautiful pictures as always!

Megg said...

So fresh and colorful.. those market photos are making me drool! I always work early so I rarely get to make it to the better of the farmers markets out here... Glad to see you're making the most of it and sharing these great bentos with us! Thanks! ^_^

bentobird said...

Hi Kaimono! OK, still drooling from your post, it made me so hungry I sampled from this bento a bit ahead of schedule!

The tomatoes do look just like gourds...they have a tart-sweet flavor :) Yeah, we need to get the bento (and sweets!) teleporter up and running...
Cheerio!

bentobird said...

Thanks Kuusou, I really like "peppy" as a description :D...it reminds me of your uplifting and encouraging comments! Hope your Monday is going well...

bentobird said...

Hi Megg, thanks for stopping by! I eagerly await your next culinary creations...still dreaming of the salmon and plum sauce dish. I got plums from the market thinking of it :D

Sonoma Bento said...

So gorgeous, Jenn! I am so envious of your summer bounty. We have seriously had a lackluster summer so far in wine country. Someone jokingly called it the month of Fogust! Today it seems a bit warmer, but we have barely made it out of the 70s all month long. I need vibrant veggies like these! :)

bentobird said...

Hi there SB! Fogust...bummer! Though I'd gladly wrap myself in some misty cool fog over the many days of searing humid heat here in NoVA this year...but its evident that the crops love it ;)

Maybe fall's harvest will prove more rewarding in Sonoma--I hope so!

babykins said...

Wow your Korean bento is far better than mine! I love the variety of pepper colors, and the W/B morning glory in particular. This is my first time I see them so I'm glad. The shrimps... nom nom :D

bentobird said...

Aw, but I loved yours--let's swap next time!
The purple and white striped morning glories are a Japanese variety that start with the letter A and have an endlessly long name!

Can't wait to see you next bento! Hi to Pigchan :D!

tatabonita said...

Wooowaaaah, your bento brings out my favorites. Korean seafood rice = oh, can't resist :D. And you always make me envy you for the beauty of your local market offers ^^v

bentobird said...

Hi, let's share some Ta! This was a satisfying lunch that kept me going all afternoon, think I'll have it again soon :D

Lexi said...

Beautiful colours! And that seafood looks divine. Yum yum!!

Lia Chen said...

Take me to your farmer's market ... Gorgeous pictures! Korean seafood dolsot looks delish! Too bad I can't eat those prawns but still this your bento always so pretty and vibrant :)

bentobird said...

Hi Lexi! Thanks for visiting with these sweet comments :) This bento reminded me how mich I love the combo of rice and seafood!

bentobird said...

Dear Lia, that would be so fun, I'd love to see what you'd select from the market...and how you'd prepare it :)

gnoegnoe said...

Purrrrrrrple peppers! *envy* ;)

I don't think you can get those over here. As a matter of fact, I don't think I ever saw them before! Except for your previous blogpost, that is ;)

bentobird said...

Hi gnoegnoe!
I Love shades of purple in bentos! So was happy to find these peppers at the market, hope they come out your way :)