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LP25 – Make Your Own Bento

This month’s Lasang Pinoy theme, hosted by Ajay, is make your own Bento. My daughters and I pack our own lunches for school and work and have always aspired to make them more aesthetic like the Japanese bentos; but our attempts have always been half-hearted at best because mornings are usually so hectic that we usually end up dumping in a lunch container, whatever is left over from the last night’s dinner.

Now with the bento theme, we really had the best of intentions and had even scouted our local asian markets for bento boxes without luck. Then before we could assemble our bentos, life interrupted and I had to go away for a while. In the meantime, I had missed the deadline for posting for Lasang Pinoy!

My apologies to Ajay for this late post. This tiny bento was my daughter Jade’s lunch before I went away.

This is very simple but here’s what was in this lunch:

Garlic Fried Chicken
Stirfried Snow Peas and Bell Peppers
Steamed Rice

We haven’t given up on our attempts at more aesthetic lunches, we’ll be posting future attempts here.

Thanks to Ajay for hosting this month’s Lasang Pinoy.

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I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

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11 Responses to "LP25 – Make Your Own Bento"

  1. [...] This first photo was Jade’s lunch, her attempt at making bento for the Lasang Pinoy’s Bento theme. [...]

  2. [...] entry is ‘better late than never’ (and it’s indeed getting better!) Her garlic fried chicken bento is just good, and embellished with stir-fried snow peas and bell [...]

  3. ajay says:

    Appreciate this entry very much. Better late than never JMom. And my round-up is uber-late too – sorry din :P

  4. iska says:

    my kid’s baon is as little as Jade’s :-) minsan pati sa akin din hehehe

  5. JMom says:

    hi ryan and jj, the presentation is all Jade :) (commenter #6)

    Hi sweetie, can’t wait for the bento boxes to arrive either. We’ll have fun making more pretty lunches.

  6. Jade says:

    MMm that lunch was very good and very popular that next day, I was surprised my friends got that it was a bento lol!!

    I was verry proud. Can’t wait for our real bentos to arrive tuesday mama!

  7. jj says:

    Love your presentation of this, and it looks/sounds delicious!

  8. ryan says:

    I’m sorry to hear that you missed the deadline.

    i love how you laid out the chicken and the veggies. the color combination is balanced and i love how the little splash of red from the tomato pulls it all together.

  9. [...] went to a Japanese market a couple of weeks ago looking for bento boxes. Instead, my daughter discovered these delicious Harvest cookies. She got a bag each of the sugar [...]

  10. [...] went to a Japanese market a couple of weeks ago looking for bento boxes. Instead, my daughter discovered these delicious Harvest cookies. She got a bag each of the sugar [...]

  11. Chou says:

    Maybe not compartmentalized, but still beautiful.

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