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Thursday, December 27, 2012

onigiri bento, japantown visit

 
Hi there, friends! This post was inspired by a delightful trip hubby and I took to Japantown in San Francisco yesterday...a part of the city that entices with so many beautiful and tasty things. After days of rain, the sky was deep, bright and very blue, adding to the pleasure of walking around.
 
 
First stop: savory roast pork ramen at Tampopo:
 
 
Jamison's shot of his ramen feast:
 
 
 
 
Crispy squid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At Soko Hardware, I was eager to find green shiso seeds as these delicate leaves are very hard to come by in Santa Rosa
 
 
Yes!
 
 
Color and fun at the indoor shopping mall...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Peace Pagoda
 
 
 
 
Golden Gate views on the drive back to Sonoma County
 
 
The bucolic landscapes along the way always amaze us...rolling hills, cows, and last night, a ripening moon:
 
 
For back-to-work Friday, a bento with an onigiri (teriyaki chicken filling) from Japantown's Nijira Market, pickled baby eggplant, also from Nijira, avocado, arugula blossoms, shiso and a mandarin orange:
 
 
 
 
Enjoy the upcoming weekend!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome day with my BentoBird - SnowyOwl.

Bentobird said...

It was a great day, thank you honey!

Robin O said...

A sunny adventure to break up the greys of the past few rainy days. How wonderful to be a shortish drive to the City, another land, another world.
The bento is a reflection of the joy of escape. Well done!

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

Awesome pictures, Jenn..
Happy holiday to you and Jamison :)

Anonymous said...

RARMEN!!!!

u-LOHST-a POOOOOH-ku!

YUM-u!

nom-u, nom-u, nom-u!


- Sasukuwatchu

Bentobird said...

Hello Robin, such lovely comments. Excited to share cooking adventures with you in 2013!

Bentobird said...

Hello Yenny, thanks for your sweet visit and hope you also had a wonderful holiday!

Bentobird said...

Hello Rarmen-fan! This was indeed nom-u :)

babykins said...

It's always fun to see Japan town in other countries. I have one of those tiny relakkuma toys. :)
San Francisco kind of looks like my hometown. Cable cars and lots of hills... I wish I could have been there with you guys.. :D

Bentobird said...

Hey there Izumi! What awesome fun it would have been to have shared this visit with you :) Happy happy 2013!

origa-me said...

Happy 2013 Bentobird, nice to see you enjoying your new habitat. Hope to see many more of your lovely pics in the New Year.

Bentobird said...

Happy New Year dear origa-me...and likewise, I look forward to your vital and charming etegami art in the coming months :)

Tabo Kishimoto said...

I looooove SF! Japan Town has to be one of my fav place to stay. Good food all around you :)

Bentobird said...

Hi there Tabo! Tons of fun, right? Have a wonderful 2013 :)

Sonoma Bento said...

I just love going to Japantown, it's always a great adventure. Now I am jonesing for the green tea mochi in my freezer. Ha ha! Isn't it fun to come back to Sonoma County and just feel your body relax as you see the hills stretch out? Ah! We are so lucky!

Judy said...

I think I recognized some sake bottles in your photos. All are such lovely photos. Thanks for your friendship all these years Bento Bird. Good luck in 2013!
xoxox Judy

Brian said...

Looks like a memorable day. As always your photos are amazing!

Bentobird said...

Hi Michelle! Yes indeed, we ARE so lucky to have so much beauty and fun in our area...here's to new adventures and appreciations in 2013!

Bentobird said...

Hellllo Ms. Judy and happy new year! And happy bento blogging and garden adventures in the months ahead...hugs :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Brian! Thanks a bunch and happy happy new year!

bento buddies said...

wow! I enjoy your pictures very much!
I can imagine how a trip to Japan Town might give inspiration! (Your pictures make me want to visit!)

Bentobird said...

Hi there bento buddies! So glad you enjoyed these pics and yes indeed, Japantown offers so much to set a bentoist's heart racing. Happy 2013 to you!