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Bento #228 – Another pasta day


Bento content: Baked farfalle pasta with marinara sauce, chips, carrots and Ranch dip and finally green apples with cinnamon sugar in the small bottle.

Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great weekend! We had an awesome weekend and it went by too fast! Is it just me or do the weekends really goes by faster as you grow older?? šŸ˜› This weekend was definitely as indication that Fall is here. It was cold & rainy most of the time but the sunrise that I saw yesterday morning was just breathtaking! Don’t you agree??


Anyway, today’s bento contains baked pasta. I made a simple farfalle pasta with marinara sauce and place them in my muffin cup, topped with cheese and baked till cheese is melted. This is a great lunch idea when you have leftover spaghetti and they are easily freezable and easy to pack for lunch since it has been frozen individually. I also included some cinnamon sugar with the green apples today. Normally C does not like green apples but with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar, it has now become her favorite.


Bento #227 – Kitty day


Bento content: A cutesy banana muffin topped with a kitty-wannabe cheese slice, a couple of extra cheese, ham flowers, apple slices, carrots with dip and a KitKat for dessert.

TGIF! I love Fridays! So it’s a simple & fun bento for today. Do you guys have any plans this weekend? I think we will be heading out to the pumpkin patch this weekend. Hopefully it will not be a wet weekend. Have a good weekend!!


Aberdeen Centre @ Richmond, BC

One of our favorite mini-vacation is a trip to Richmond, British Columbia. Since it is only about 2 1/2 hours away, we usually head up there once a month during the weekend and we are there for only ONE reason and that is to pig out on Asian food! Even though there is an abundance of Asian food offerings in Seattle, there is none as authentic as those available in Richmond.

Usually for every trip, we will try to try something different but one of the place that we must visit every time is the Aberdeen Centre Food Court. Sometimes we pig out there and sometimes we just have desserts.
Here are some of the stuff that Aberdeen food court offers.

From Cafe Delight – the Hainanese Chicken Rice – C’s favorite. The chicken is soft and silky and the rice is fragrant. It comes with chili sauce and ground ginger and a small bowl of soup on the side. It comes pretty close to those available in Malaysia.


Then we have DH’s favorite – Wu Fung Dessert.


I am not sure why it is called a dessert stall when their most popular items are the fried chicken wings and curry fish ball. Their chicken wings sell like hot cakes. Since they are so popular, they are always made to order thus you will always get freshly fried chicken wings. None of those chicken wings that has been sitting under the heating lamp!!


They also offer fried squid which is just as good as the wings. Always crispy and flavorful.


Not forgetting the curry fish ball. This one is actually a hit or miss dish. Somedays they are good and somedays they are not. I think it depends on how long the fish ball has been sitting there.


They also offer make noodle soup where you choose your favorite kind of noodle and ingredients. Here DH chose the thin noodles with meatballs and fried tofu skin.


For desserts, we have Frappe Bliss.

I have previously blogged about them. Here’s the strawberry snow with strawberry ice cream and strawberries. I have to admit that while I used to love these desserts, I feel that their standards are really dropping. Ā Servings are a lot smaller nowadays and they have been pretty stingy with the ingredients too. Not like the heydays. :(

Also for desserts are these yummy bubble waffle from Bubble Waffle Cafe. These are the original flavor but they also comes in different flavors like green tea or strawberry.


Cafe D'Lite Express ??? on UrbanspoonWu Fung Dessert on Urbanspoon

Frappe Bliss ??? on UrbanspoonBubble Waffle Cafe on Urbanspoon


Bento #226 – A warm lunch

Bento226_PastaBento content: cheeseĀ tortellini in the thermos, Carrot sticks with Ranch dip, slices of Bartlett pears and mini banana chocolate muffin in the other containers.

Even though there is a microwave in C’s class, she does not like to use it. According to her, there is always a long line of kids waiting to use the microwave to heat up their lunch. Since lunch time is only 20 mins, she does not have time to eat if she has to wait in line. That’s why when I want to serve her warm food, I usually use thermos. I got this particular thermos from Singapore but sometimes I also use the Thermos Funtainer. Both works really well for school lunch.

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Bento#225 – Simplicity at its best


Monday lunch is either a very awesome lunch (if I have time to shop during the weekend) or a very simple lunch which happens when I don’t have time to shop over the weekend. This past weekend, we went out of town, so that means no grocery shopping over the weekend. So lunch is Ā a very simple affair – a lunchable wannabe.

Bottom tier contains carrot sticks, pepperjack cheese slices and pepperoni. Top tier contains flaxseed brown rice crackers, Ranch dressing for carrots and waffle style chips. Also on the side are some grapes.

Happy Monday!!

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