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Monday, February 25, 2013

vietnamese treats bento

 
Hi there! Vietnamese flavors added delicate freshness to today's bento, with dishes from Santa Rosa's Simply Vietnam (we had a nice lunch there lunch yesterday with a friend). I took home spring rolls, delicious beef rolls with lemongrass
and grilled shrimp. All have hopped into the bento with edible flowers from the late February garden--bright violets and onion blossoms--and "flowers"of sweet kiwi.
 
 
 
 
Violets have naturalized in swaths of the garden...
 
 
 And trees are exploding into pastel bloom everywhere...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6 comments:

sheri fujihara chen said...

Spring is here, yay! I'm sure you enjoyed your delicious Vietnamese lunch; it looks fantastic :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri! Yay indeed...loving the cool bright of recent days in our beautiful region. Have a super Tuesday :)

Saffron and Coriander said...

Thanks for bringing spring to my home! I just love the cherry blossoms and violets.
I love how you always integrate nature into your bentos.
Do you actually eat all the edible flowers?
I usually use edible flowers only as a garnish in my bentos, but eat them when I use them in my salads.

Bentobird said...

Hi Saffron and Coriander! I do indeed--they are full of vitamins and have a nice, spicy flavor :) Have a great week, happy bentoing!

Megg said...

Wow, I have that same box, but it's never looked so beautiful! And now you have me craving Vietnamese food... hmm....

Bentobird said...

Dear Megg, that comment totally made me smile! Don't you just love bentos with little compartments? Is there good Vietnamese in your new locale? I sure hope so, I never tire of it....hugs!