It's been getting cold recently.
It makes me feel like something hot to eat, soup would be great for lunch, so I made a great soup Bento lunch.
This is just caned soup from super market. I would usually make my own soup but I was in a rush, Instead of a garden salad, broccoli and boiled egg salad works just as well.
I like this bowl it is really versatile, definitely recommended!
BENTO LUNCH BOWL
One of our clients sent us this beautiful photo and told us how great our bento box is.
Karaage (japanese fried chicken) bento is very popular in Japan.
Umeboshi (pickled plum) goes perfectly with rice.
Historically Japanese people put Umeboshi on rice to keep it from spoiling.
This is a vintage Matcha bowl from the 60's.
The black finish might seem simple, but when viewed from various angles you can see many patterns.
It comes wrapped in a yellow cloth in a box made of paulownia wood
It is stored this way for protection from wear and only taken out when used, thus it is still in immaculate condition after 50 years.
Oribe Furate was a Daimyo (Feudal Lord) and a master of the tea ceremonies during the Momoyama era (1573 - 1603) and inspired this type of Mino-ware.
Oribe-ware has distinctive characteristics including a green glaze and unbalanced lines that resemble dripping water. Many of the designs are based on every day life and natural environments around us.
The uneven finish of this style of ceramic has come to be seen in Jpanese culture as having a richly expressive beuty.
Mango served on a leaf shaped plate.
The ceramic cracks during the glazing process to give a unique effect.
We call this cracking Kannyu in Japanese.
Let's have a look closer.
It's looks like ocean, doesn't it?
I took this photo at figure 8 rock pools.
As it happens it looks like leaf shaped plate!
Snack time with the kids!
I used our Block Bento Box to serve snacks, If they can't eat everything you can pack away easily.
I also sometimes use one as a pencil box for our kids.
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I would like to talk about handmade glass today.
Do you know how to tell handmade glass apart? One of the ways is to check for"air bubbles" in the glass.
Handmade glass often has slight imperfections that make each piece unique.
This is Ryoko's glass.
You can see the tiny air bubbles? Some artists try to minimize bubbles as much as possible .
This is Makoto's glass.
He leaves many bubbles in the glass as he thinks they are like a signature.
Another way to handmade is that it almost feels soft in the hand and very smooth, you should compare handmade and not. The difference is quite easy to tell.
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2 more months till christmas day.
How would you like a unique gift this christmas?
Chocolates in a wooden bento box.
You can use it for container after eating the chocolate.
Waste and plastic free.
It's a really pretty gift,isn't it?
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Works great as a rice bowl as the depth is perfect .
Embossed with flower panel that is really unique.
I served chicken mince, scramble egg and steamed vegetable over rice.
These ingredients are mostly yesterdays left overs.
If you have a dark coloured plate like this what kind of food do you serve?
I served cocoa pancakes and fruit on this plate.to match and have a strong contrast with the plate at the same time.
This is just a homemade hamburger, But It is looks fancy served on this plate doesn't it?
This plate really brings out the food's colour.
My husband loves this bento box.
This bento box is slim like the name suggests and fits easily in a briefcase or messenger bag but it stores alot of food as the volume is 840ml.
Sandwiches fit if cut into quarters or its great for all other kinds of other food.
Carrot and Celery Sticks with beetroot dip, Chicken, Rice Ball, Sweet Potato and Pickled Radish.
I felt like eating rice omelet today so cooked and served with fruit salad for lunch.
I don't know what western people call rice omelet in Japan we call it omu-rice.
It's funny English, isn't it?
You can eat rice omelet everywhere in Japan it is almost as popular as ramen.
I made a bento for my 4 year old daughter.
This lunch box has her favorite characters My Neighbor Totoro
She loves flower shaped carrot, if I cut in circles she may not eat.
I served a sandwich and fruit in a white oval bento box .
This bento is really quick, easy to make and delicious. It only took me around 5 minutes, strawberries are also in season right now and delicious.
My favorite tea is Rooibos I served in a hand blown glass bowl and added goji berries and dates.
This Small glass bowl is perfect for serving dips, condiments or snacks as well.
The Serving plate is an Earthen Minoware plate.
It has a really unique design and texture.