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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

garlic blossom soba bento


Hi bento pals! Today's bento features soba noodles accented with shrimp, zingy garlic blossoms, pea shoots. Red grapefruit drizzled with honey, Persian heart cookie and a small hearts of romaine salad with ginger sesame dressing also for lunch...


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20 comments:

Edible Art said...

i love the watercolor back ground that you have. !

Bentobird said...

Thanks Stephanie! I like its cheerful, translucent circles of spring-y color ^^!

Lyndsey said...

Jenn, I really like it's simplicity. How do you always have such beautiful blossoms to add to your bentos? I am waiting for my plumeria to bloom! :D

Bentobird said...

Hi there Lyndsey! ~thank you :D

I do love flowers, huh! Found the garlic blossoms at my local Asian supermarket and plucked the vinca and forsythia from the yard--they are such bright late winter/early spring stalwarts.

Hope all is well with you, will enjoy the plumeria pics to come!

Megg said...

Such a beautiful arrangement! This bento gets me so excited for spring!

sheri fujihara chen said...

Pretty and sweet. I'm smiling..

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

So lovely and delicious looking!

Bentobird said...

Hi Megg, that makes me glad :D Hey, can we arrange to have these chilly overcast days replaced by balmy spring breezes sometime soon?

Bentobird said...

hi Sheri! now I am as well, thanks for stopping by...happy evening :D

Bentobird said...

hi Jenn, so glad you liked this one! hope you are having a great week so far :D

KidsDreamWork said...

Stunning!! So breathtakingly beautiful!!

Lia Chen said...

Fabulous bento! So fresh ... Satisfy my eyes and my tummy :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Ai Ping, so kind of you--happy you liked this one. Hope all is well :D

Bentobird said...

Thanks Lia dear!!

Azita said...

Simply stunning! Looks cheerful and delicious! I've been so wanting to get a couple of those lunch containers.

Bentobird said...

Hello Azita, so kind of you! Would love to see bentos you'd create! May your weekend be full of the colors and scents of spring renewal...

Robin said...

Your cheery water colors and vibrant blossoms are brightening up my very cold and grey day, bits of snow on the mountains on this coast. Beautiful warm combination of the ginger and savory sesame contrast the sweetness of the prawns! NOM! Another winning bento Jenn!

tofugirl said...

That looks delicious! I'm curious about these garlic blossoms...are you growing your own garlic or can you find this in a grocery? and what do garlic blossoms taste like?

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin! Wow, what a lovely description this is! Your eloquence and writing talents are really special :D

Hope that late-winter snow is melting away and that bright flowers will overtake it soon...

Bentobird said...

Hi Carol! Thanks so much :D I found the garlic blossoms at a large Korean/Asian supermarket nearby; they have a wonderful zingy but subtle shallot-garlic taste. I wonder if Chinatown might be a source in the NY area?