Oh!Bento’s favourite posts of 2012!

As it’s the end of the year I thought I’d make a small list of my 5 favourite posts of 2012!!

This list is made up of some of my personal favourite bento’s and also my favourite “helpful” post.

I hope you enjoy and a very happy New Year everyone!

No.1:

My kimono bento

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No.2:

How to make Pokéballs

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No.3:

My Halloween “Scream” bento

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No.4:

How to make a very cheap, extremely tasty bento!

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And my ultimate favourite. No.5:

Game Of Thrones Bento

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So there you have it!

Hopefully next year I will get some sparkly new equipment to be able to make my blog look better than ever 🙂

And again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

💥🎇🎉

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Black+Blum Lunchpot meal

I received a Tefal Fresh Express for Christmas and tonight I wanted to test what it can do. I already tried its slicing accessory and it will make the process of making my instant pickles a lot easier. It also has another accessory that I wasn’t sure what it was for but it looked like it could mince. That would help me eat soboro as ground chicken is something I’ve never seen in the UK.
I love soboro so I decided on a soboro bento.

I minced some quorn “chicken” bites in about 1-3 seconds. A lot quicker than I imagined!
I also cooked some rice in my tefal rice cooker, another trusty gadget! I mixed in some vegetables so cook with the rice and using the included steaming basket I steamed an egg, which is exactly like a boiled egg but easier 🙂

As I was cooking… Or rather waiting for my gadgets to cook for me I picked out my Black+Blum Lunch Pot bought for me as a birthday gift by a close friend.

Here is the lunch :

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I only needed the top section of the pot and I was extremely full so the full set would be great for a full days food!

Monbento review and Bento lunch

I was graciously sent a Monbento to review, here is the closed box:

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And here is a meal I prepared in the box:

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It contains: Spicy breaded chicken pieces, tamagoyaki, mixed vegetables, instant cucumber pickles and rice with different flavours inside. Also includes a small dipping pot of mayonnaise.

Now for the review!

Cost: 2.5/5

The Monbento costs €28 (£22.87) each. I have given it a score of 2.5 out of 5 as I feel this price will be too much for some people but acceptable for others. I personally think the box is worth it if bought for an adult with a large appetite that will use the box frequently.

Size: 5/5

The Monbento have a larger capacity than most other bento boxes and are designed with adults in mind. They would generally be too large for children as they are 1 litre, but could be used to pack two child sized meals.

Ease of use 5/5

With a clean and simple design packing the Monbento is extremely easy. They include a divider allowing you to easily separate different side dishes. And being a rectangle there is no need to try and squeeze food into oddly shaped “corners”.

Style 5/5

One of the best things about Monbento is the amount of customisation available. There are many colours available and many ways to mix and match, meaning everyone can have a different look to their lunch box.

Pros:
• Sturdy and well made.
• Great size for adults.
• Choice of colours and designs.
• Good range of accessories.
• water and air tight.

Cons:
• High cost.
• Large size not recommended for young children.

Overall a great box and if you’re an adult wanting a new lunch box I would recommend this highly!

Disclaimer
I received the product to review but no cash was exchanged, my review is my honest opinion and has not been swayed by the company or anyone else.

Merry Bento Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

I received so many bento gifts this year! 🙂

Here are all the bento/ foody items I received :

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My friends and partner are so thoughtful!

I also received 4 kokeshi dolls, some tabi socks and a kimono so it was a very japanese inspired Christmas, just how I like it!

Did you get any bento items for Christmas?

Birthday Black+Blum Bento!

So today is my birthday, YAY!!!!

My good friend, Kayleigh, got me an awesome lunch pot from Black+Blum, now if you’ve read some of my previous posts you’ll know I love Black+Blum

Here is the lunch pot:

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It’s made of the same plastic as the other lunch boxes in the Black+Blum lunch range which gives it a strong and modern look.

Both jars are watertight ( I tested this by filling with water and holding upside down while shaking. Not a drop was spilt!! ) and they fit together in a cool strap/ holder with a handle and a pocket for the included spork.

You’ve got to love the designs Black+Blum think up!

Christmas Daruma Bento

Today I realised how long it’s been since I made a bento so I thought I’d better set to and make one.

I have been watching a channel called NHK world a lot recently and I remember watching one about daruma which are little japanese dolls.

I really wanted to make a bento with a daruma in it and so I merged a daruma with Santa, this is the result:

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A Santa daruma with mixed vegetables and tamagoyaki “presents”.

Yay for Xmas!!!

Giveaway winner reveal and new Monbento

As many of you know I held a giveaway which was to end on the 15th of December, unfortunately my phone broke and I was reverted to living like a cave man for nearly a week!

I can finally reveal the winner!!

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So the winner is Karen from What’s In Our Lunch Bags!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

The Hello Kitty kit will be sent out asap!!

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On another note, I was graciously sent a bento box to review by Monbento

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Isn’t it cool!! I can’t wait to review it!

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The winner of the giveaway was generated by random.org and comments that I felt did not abide by the rules were not counted.)