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Friday, February 4, 2011

baby bok choy bento

Happy Friday! Lunch is a bento of gingery baby bok choy prepared with a wonderful recipe from the Steamy Kitchen. The baby bok choy is layered over brown rice and accompanies ginger-scallion crab salad and avocado. For a sweet finish, ripe raspberries and cute little strawberry candies from Meiji:
Wishing everyone a lovely weekend and a joyful start to the New Year of the Rabbit!

20 comments:

Sonoma Bento said...

So beautiful, Jenn! That crab salad sounds delicious. I've used those little mushroom shaped cookies too, only I had chocolate ones, not strawberry. Have a great weekend!

Bentobird said...

Hi SB, thank you! The cookies tasted like a very sweet breakfast cereal :0

Sysyl said...

Sooo beautiful! It looks yummy too >.<)

Just a MOM (Lina) said...

I love baby bok choi!!! great bento Jenn, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Susan Yuen said...

Yummy! We love baby bok choy and yours is cooked perfectly. Have a wonderful weekend Jenn! :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Sysyl, thanks so much ^^!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lina, yes, bok choy is so yummy! I love this recipe, it really brought out its fresh green flavor. Have a great weekend too, hope the sun is shining where you are...

Bentobird said...

Thanks so much Susan dear! Happy weekend :D

Robin said...

I so love baby bok choy. Besides being so cute, the delightful crispy nature and delectable flavors send me off in all culinary directions. Love your bento as always. Your color palette is delightful, cheery and heart warming.

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin! Lovely comments, thank you! This recipe called for ginger and garlic as seasonings for the baby bok choy...any others I should try? Cause now I'm hooked on these tender, cute little greens!

Robin said...

Hi Jenn, sometimes I play with rice wine vinegar and bacon with these sweet babies. Sesame seeds too, ohh how about baby leaves, blanched just a little then stuffed with a walnut, rice, cream cheese something... there you go sending me off into crazy cooking again! Cheers friend ;D

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin, wow--super creative, super delish ideas, love them, thanks pal!! Bacon and rice wine--OMG! Happy cooking this weekend--we are broiling some saba for dinner :D!

Lia Chen said...

Love baby bok choy although sometimes is hard to get them in the market here. But we still can get regular bok choy that always available around the year. Super delicious bento that you made here Jenn! My kids will definitely say yes to those cute candies :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Lia! It was be so very interesting to see your markets and what is available through the changing seasons...thanks for visiting, my friend :D

Kuusou said...

The bento looks lovely as usual - such beautiful bright colors to help perk up a drab winter day!

The background you were using for your pictures - is it fabric or paper? It's so pretty!

Bentobird said...

Hi Kuusou! Thanks so much, I made this bento on a gray day to bring it some color, glad you liked :D
The background is a favorite piece of washi paper...

Kaimono888 said...

Such a Bright and Cheery Bento ^__^
I like the Meiji Mushroom Cookies :P

OhayoBento said...

The vibrant pinks are so appetizing. Wonderful bento!

Bentobird said...

Hi there Kaimono, thanks!! Hope you are having a good week...:D

Bentobird said...

Thank you Heather!!