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Saturday, September 19, 2015

cooling rice and seafood bento


 
A refreshing lunch for another warm late-summer day: lightly rice vinegared rice, crabmeat. ikura, radish sprouts, Japanese eggplant pickle and a few juicy snow peas. We went to Mitsuwa in San Jose this week and had a great time shopping and eating. Delicious ramen with spicy miso broth from Santouka, co-located with Mitsuwa:
 
 
The foods of Hokkaido were featured on this visit to Mitsuwa. We enjoyed some delish crab croquettes from this special event, yum...
 
 
Sweets to celebrate the coming season:
 
 
More pretty candies, love these colors!
 
 
Happy cooking, friends!
 
 
 
 
 


6 comments:

Judy said...

I am so jealous. I wish I lived near a Mitsuwa. Your bento looks so delish. I've had to eat *a lot* of rice lately and those pretty sprouts look so yummy with the crab. Such lovely colors too. Classic BentoBird!

sheri miya said...

This looks like a perfect cool summer meal; light and refreshing!

Blorgie said...

The colours in your bento and the cheek of that nectarine make me long for summer.

Bentobird said...

Thank you Judy! We went a little nuts on this visit, stocking up on, amongst other things, Norwegian mackerel that we can't find in Santa Rosa :) On a rice kick here too: have you tried the plain but delish Calrose variety? It is the perfect mild starch, a subtle plain canvas for all kinds of umami-goodness!

Bentobird said...

Thank you Sheri! Happy almost-Autumn to you :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Blorgie! Glad you liked this post, I have a glut of nectarines and will be looking up recipes today!