I just bought MiniObsi a proper bento box:
It’s a 2 tier box… We picked it to go with this insulated bento bag
Though now I look at the bag again, I’m not sure if it’s pink or red… I thought it was red, so we picked a red bento box… but it might be pink… I don’t know if that means I’ll have to buy a pink Hello Kitty box so they match… I’m fussy about stuff like that…. I’ll have to wait and see…and I bought a freezer block thing to match too… which wouldn’t fit the red theme, no.. and we have several freezer blocks anyway, but I couldn’t resist matching…
I didn’t know MiniObsi actually liked Hello Kitty, I just started looking for ebay stores that sold insulated bento bags, saw that one and liked it and asked MiniObsi is she wanted it, and she was very enthusiastic 🙂 I’ve wanted to buy her a proper bento box for ages (probably 3 years, when I first discovered bento)… but their price and the fact I don’t know if they are “safe” plastics always turned me off… especially since I do really like the “fit & fresh” box I use….
But, enabled by some people talking bento on facebook, I decided to splurge. Not that it was a huge splurge… the box was about $18 and the bag about $7… from here. I think we’ll use it only occasionally, as something special. I can’t wait to make some bento in it though!
So we’ve been going through, getting some more ideas for bento..
- Banana and mandarin slices with cinnamon sprinkled on
- Yoghurt with peach slices on top
- Link (from Zelda)
- Using Seafood highlighter
- make flowers our of ham and cheese
- Fish theme with fish eggs, goldfish carrot, seaweed
- Jungle theme (with garaffe)