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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

foxy ikura bento

Hi bento pals! Today's bento was inspired by Babykins' recent autumnal post in which she featured ikura as a savory treat of the fall season. So here for lunch we have little inari pockets filled with avocado and ikura, a departure from the traditional rice-filled "fox inari". For decoration, handmade foodpicks made with cute and sassy little fox beads from Japan that I've attached to toothpicks:
I think the foxes look pleased with the new season and its russety-rich colors!
Baby tomatoes, baby romaine, butter-sauteed shishito peppers (yum!) and shimeji mushrooms are sharing this new round bento set from Bento & Co, whose always interesting selections are so hard to resist! I've been really inspired by the crisp fall spirit in many bentos in our community right now, how about you?

Have a lovely evening...


24 comments:

Megg said...

That looks so luscious! I'm going to have to make those inari ASAP!

Lyndsey said...

Not quite fall anything here yet, no crisp air...except in the mornings it's in the 70s and it might even be called cool. Our farmer's market should be picking up by now, so we need to start going again. I love your hand painted fox picks. Everything looks tasty, and I'm inspired now by your beautiful bento! :D

OhayoBento said...

The fall colors are gorgeous in your bento. I think the fox must be very happy to be there :)

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

I love that avocado caviar sandwich! Never would have thought of putting those two together...

Kuusou said...

What an adorable pick! The avocado and ikura sandwich looks delicious - would never have thought to combine the two. :)

bentobird said...

Thanks a lot Megg, enjoy!!

sherimiya said...

Cute inari! Looks adorable, and love the fox. Your maple is still green for now? Fall is coming...

bentobird said...

hi Lyndsey, yes, you are in a much different climate, interested in your farmer's market restarting and your pictures and meals from there! hugs...

bentobird said...

thanks OhayoBento for your smiling sweet comment!

Lia Chen said...

Absolutely beautiful! Never get tired to say this for your bento because it is a wonderful bento. Ikura and avacoda inside the inari pocket is so nice, love it! (^.^)

bentobird said...

hi there Jennifer and Jaclyn, I think the green richness of the avocado offsets the salty ikura nicely, interested in your thoughts :)

bentobird said...

hi there Kuusou! thanks, I fell in love with these poised little guys when I say them on Etsy...we have foxes (real ones) around here that are startlingly cute and beautiful.
hope you are enjoying a good week thus far!

bentobird said...

hiya sherimiya, its been an awfully dry summer so the fall foliage display here won't be as amber-ruby-goldenrod gorgeous as usual...but eventually those green maples will shade into something spicier...thanks and happy fall :)

bentobird said...

hi Lia, thanks for such kind comments from a sweet friend and true bento artist!

Susan Yuen said...

I love the foxy bento! What a wonderful combination of flavors. :)

bentobird said...

Thanks Susan dear!

Emily Ng said...

Ikura and avacoda..wah..such a nice and delicious combination. I love the cute little fox too, so pretty. Enjoy looking at the colourful bento so much. You are GREAT!!!

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

Always love to see the mixed colors in your bentos and you have presented them beautifully

tofugirl said...

Aw, that fox bead is adorable. And ikura, yum. I am SO HAPPY that it's starting to become more fall-like, it's my favorite season!

megan said...

those inari pockets look so yummy, a nice change to fill with something other than rice. the actual tofu skin looks much thicker than the one i'm able to find at my grocer!

nice flavors here with the earthy peppers and mushrooms. nice new box, too!

and your creativity never ceases to amaze me -- beads attached to picks is wonderful!

bentobird said...

Hi Emily! Thanks so much dear. I love avocado so much, I thought why not combine with ikura :) Glad you liked this bento, your recent sweet bear bento had the most darling expression, hope to make something as cute one day!

bentobird said...

Thanks so much, Yenny! I get so much color inspiration from our bento community :D

bentobird said...

Hi Carol, great that we are in your favorite season now...it can be so magical in NYC! Union Sq Greenmarket, roasted chestnuts, rainbow foliage...yay!

bentobird said...

hi megan! yes, these tofu skins were kind of substantial compared to others I've sampled. thanks for your lovely comments and enjoy today...I need to visit your cute mameshiba bento again, loved it!