Bento Party Friday : 28/09/12

It’s Friday so you know what that means! Bento Party Friday!

Here is my bento:


It contains: 3 spicy, mini onigiri, corn on the cob, a hot dog octopi, cherry tomatoes, mixed stir fry vegetables in soy sauce, tuna and carrot salad with ham and cheese stars for decoration. 🙂

I hope you enjoy!

Another simple bento

Here is today’s bento


It is a very simple bento, it took me about forty minutes to cook and put together.

The top layer contains; two-tone spicy tamagoyaki, hot dog octopi, okra, mixed oriental vegetables and shrimp tempura.

The second layer contains; spicy rice, instant cucumber pickles and a grated carrot star 🙂

Little Cousins New Bento and Free Gifts


My little cousin decided after seeing my bento he wanted to have a go at making his own. So we scoured the Internet in search of a box suitable for him.

Unlike me he isn’t into cute, girly boxes so it took a bit of time. We finally found a great, not so little box on amazon for an amazing £8!
The box is two tiered, 900 ml and a very sturdy box.
Even though it is bright yellow it still looks fairly masculine and modern.

As we bought the box through my amazon account the item was delivered to my address and took an amazing 2 days to come, made more amazing by the fact there was no delivery charge!

When the box arrived I thought it would be nice to give him a little help. So I rummaged through all of my bento equipment and anything I had multiples of I put into the box for him.

He came around to my flat this evening and was pleased to see his box had arrived, he was even more pleased when he opened the box and found it full of goodies he wasn’t expecting 🙂


Japanese food bargains in Hull


If you’ve read some of my older posts you will know on a Sunday I often go to Walton Street market in Hull.

There is one “stall”, it’s not so much as a stall as it is a little shop under cover, that sells all kinds of snacks etc.

Recently they started selling 5 pots of demae ramen for £1 so I stock up on them each time.

Today when I went they had 5 packets of tofu for £1. Having never tried tofu I would much rather spend £1 than the £3+ in supermarkets if there is a chance I won’t like it.

So if you have the chance get to Walton Street market in Hull and find a bargain 🙂

Yum Yum Bento Box Review


Yesterday I went to pick up another parcel and this time it was my Yum Yum Bento Box cook book which I’ve wanted for so long!

After reading through I deciding I wanted to make everything in the book.

It has great images that would be fairly easy to copy but then they’re coupled with thorough and easy to follow instructions insuring anyone should be able to copy these ideas, and the adventurous should be able to use the tips to create their own amalgamations 🙂

This book is defiantly worth buying, even if you’re not a bento maker it will make a great book on the coffee table and it is sure to get your friends talking.

If you are a bento maker however, this book is a must have!
To say all the bento in the book are cute is a complete understatement!
You will pick up so many great habits if you follow this book!

All I can say is, I hope to see a second book in future 🙂

Bento Party Friday : 21/09/12


As a lot of us in the #BentoFamily decided #5forfriday was a little tough we thought it would be better to have it renamed #BentoPartyFriday!

So here is my entry! It is using my amazing new onigiri box and consists of a half white, half blue chip spice onigiri,
mixed oriental vegetables, tempura prawns, two-tone tamagoyaki, hotdog octopi, cheese and ham rolls and instant cucumber pickles 🙂