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Thursday, January 2, 2014

new year inner richmond explorations

 
Hello and Happy 2014! Jamison and I celebrated New Years Day with a Korean meal in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood. A spectrum of banchan:
 
 
Bulgogi and Galbi ready to grill:
 
 
 
 
 
 
This area is fun for foodie shopping and window-gazing, housewares browsing and people watching, with an incredible variety of mostly Asian restaurants, bakeries and dim sum specialists here.
 
 



 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In today's bento, savory grilled beef slices are layered with a type of spinach we are growing in the garden for the first time this year: "Japanese Big Leaf"--it has a nicely mineral-rich flavor and deep emerald color.
 
 
Yellow pickled radish and the edible flowers of our daikon radish add color and texture to lunch which also includes rice tossed with rice vinegar and a real treat of the winter citrus season: Cara Cara oranges. Happy cooking and bentoing in 2014!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



9 comments:

Judy said...

Nice travel log. What are "Wife Cakes?" I liked those cat plates too. Happy New Year Bentobird!!

Robin O said...

Happy New Year! What a perfect way to celebrate, an adventure into San Francisco's Richmond neighborhood and a home enhance bento. All the best to you for 2014!

Bentobird said...

Haha Judy, your guess is as good as mine re the cakes! Wishing you a super 2014!!

Bentobird said...

Thanks dear Robin! Looking forward to more of your brilliant recipes in the New Year :)

OhayoBento said...

Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your amazing bentos and adventures this year. Your bento looks delicious!

Bentobird said...

Thanks dear Heather! Excited for the new adventures you'll be embarking on in 2014--big congrats! Your bento sister in Cali~

Cocyte said...
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COCYTE MonBentoVegetarien said...

Happy New year ! Bonne Année ! I wish you all the best for 2014. I'm sure it will be full of Joy, colors and beautiful Bentos. I'm so happy to have a Bento Pal like you !

Your Bento friend from France ;)

Bentobird said...

Sending the bento love right back to you, dear Cocyte! Here's to new adventures, new recipes and new bright bentos in 2014, my friend!