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Sunday, November 7, 2010

thai duck fried rice bento


Hey bento pals! Monday's bento was inspired by Debra's yummy fried rice tutorial
over at Hapa Bento. My version contains a mix of colorful peppers, rainbow chard, scallion, egg and savory diced Thai-style ginger duck leftovers from a weekend meal out.

Brussels sprouts braised with maple syrup and shoyu and a radish sit atop the fried rice, Asian pear slices, crystallized ginger and a lady apple for dessert.


Speaking of ginger, we baked some spicy and sweet "Gingery Pumpkin Muffins" from the always delish and adorable (see the awesome sheep festival  pictures!) Open Mouth, Insert Cookie blog.


Have a wonderful week ahead, happy bentoing!


34 comments:

Lyndsey said...

It's very colorful, I love it! I like the yellow bag, and the leaves look perfect! Mmmm...ginger, I love it anyway I can get it. Did you put crystallized ginger in your lovely muffins?

Hope you have a wonderful week!

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey! Yes indeed, ginger is a real delight in all its forms and crystallized ginger was in the muffin recipe, yum!! Hugs, have a great week dear pal :D

babykins said...

Yee just starting bentoing! This one has a variety of vegetable texture, I'd love to taste it!
A ginger pumpkin muffin is perfect for this season!

So pretty chirimen pouch, I wonder what do you put in it. ;D

Emily Ng said...

hmm...delicious fried rice and brussels sprouts. I love the bag and those colorful leaves too...so pretty. Ginger pumpkin muffins...seem yummy. :)

Ena said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful bento! The ginger pumpkin muffin also looks and sounds yummy too!

*Ena*

Bobo said...

I admire your bento at the same admiring your skills in photography..

like the contrasting colours in your pictures..

KidsDreamWork said...

I'm drooling over the brussels sprouts! And as usual love the colours of your bento so much and not to mentioned your photography skill!

bentobird said...

Hi Izumi, thanks so much! The pouch is really tiny...its bright fall colors caught my eye and as you know I love beautiful Japanese textiles, they are so unique and joyful!

bentobird said...

Thanks Emily! Looking forward to seeing your bento inspirations this week :D

bentobird said...

I'm honored by your compliment, Ena! Thanks for visiting, see you at your blog :D

bentobird said...

Many thanks for sharing your thoughtful comments, Bobo :) Have a great day...

bentobird said...

Hi Ai Ping! Yes, another brussels sprouts fan! Thanks so much :D!

Robin said...

Now, that's the best reason to take home the leftovers from dinner out! Inspired reuse for sure. Ginger spiced theme and a array of colorful veggies. I want to make eat this right away. So pretty and theme carried to the sweet heart muffins, nice ;-)

Mrs. P said...

That is one delicious bento! Those fried rice must be yummy! And what a pretty eco-friendly way to put in your yummy muffins!!

bentobird said...

Hi Robin! Lovely comments, thank you :D I've found that bento makes me eye every meal out a source of creative (bento) fun! Hope your Monday was a good one...

bentobird said...

Thanks Mrs. P! This was a yummy lunch, I must say...fried rice is so wonderfully adaptable and tasty :D

tofugirl said...

Aw, your muffins are so cute! :D I have to make some more, maybe I can find some cute shaped tins to bake them in :D I'm on a huge ginger kick lately--it's awesome for this kind of weather, so I made some sweet potato soup with lots of ginger in it. And yay for brussels sprouts!

OhayoBento said...

Your fried rice sounds wonderful. I love the pop of green from the brussel sprouts, beautiful!

Kay Heritage said...

Mmmm, I am feasting with my eyes! So beautiful!

bentobird said...

Hehe, thanks Carol for such a yummy recipe...I'm on a ginger kick too, perfect flavor for November, right? Oh, that soup sounds wonderful :D

bentobird said...

Thanks so much, Heather :D!

bentobird said...

Hi Kay! Thanks indeed, need to see what's cooking at your amazing blog!

Just a MOM (Lina) said...

Lovely bento, lovely pictures ...
I can almost feel your spirit just looking from those natural yet colorful pictures! Love it!!!

bentobird said...

Lina, what a sweet comment! I do indeed love color! I'm curious about how fall unfolds in the Pacific NW where you are :D....

sherimiya said...

Those heart muffins are beautiful, and I love the way the brussels sprouts are lined up like that. Very fall-hued and festive. Wonderful warm feelings over here.

Debra said...

Hi Jenn, Awe...you're so sweet to give me a shout-out!

Your bento is elegant and that's the beauty of fried rice. Easy to tone down or ramp up... way up like you've done!

tatabonita said...

Wow, Jenn... I'm a big fan of fried rice and you always temp me with your yummy and colorful bento :D~~~~~

bentobird said...

Hi Sheri, warmed by your gracious and lovely comments! Have a bright and joyful Wednesday :D!

bentobird said...

Hi Debra! Thanks again for the fun tutorial, it gave me info and inspiration for my next bento(as your blog so often does)! I agree, fried rice is magically adaptable and always so tasty--a true bento "staple"!

bentobird said...

Hi Ta, that is so nice to hear :D I'm sure your fried rice would make me drool!
Hope all is well with you and yours....hugs!

karaimame said...

Hey there! What a gorgeous bento!!! So colorful with autumn feelings.. ^_^
And cute chirimen little pouch :), what do you put insides? (curious :P)
Oh.. and I love ginger candy! So good :)

bentobird said...

Hi there karaimame! Many thanks for your kind comments :D The chirimen pouch is really tiny, perfect size for a piece of ginger candy...hehe.

cherry bento said...

Gorgeous bento, lovely colours. The shiny brussel sprouts I would love to try and same with the muffins, they are making me hungry! :)

bentobird said...

hi cherry bento! please don't be hungry, I'll share my bento with you anytime! :D Highly recommend this muffin recipe, btw...