Hello there! Images from our recent jaunt to Japantown and a bento made with treats from the visit in today's post. Daiso was especially full of colorful and useful items this time around...
Fancy confections and teas for sale at this bright shop in the West Mall building:
Jamison picked up an excellent green tea drink here:
Kinokuniya Bookstore was a fun browse, including an incredible selection of Japanese magazines on cooking, home décor and lifestyle. Creacat a cool new find!
This guide to sushi making was quite tempting...
For me, every visit to Japantown must include shopping in Nijiya Market for hard to find sauces, seasonings and fresh produce like mizuna (pictured below) and herbs like shiso and mitsuba. If food shopping can be recreation, this is where I have the best time!
Today's bento features peppery fresh daikon sprouts and California rolls from Nijiya Market, and a fresh salad of romaine lettuce, avocado and red onion with ginger-sesame dressing. Seaweed salad adds additional texture and tastes wonderful with the sushi rolls. The colorful tenugui serving as bento backdrop is a cheerful Daiso find.