Bento #211 – Nothing beats BBQ day!

February 5, 2014
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Having lived in the South for many years, I have a fondness for all things BBQ. Unfortunately, I have to find great BBQ around where I live. So I try to make them at home whenever we can. In today’s bento is one of those that I make regularly at home – pulled pork. It […]

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Bento #210 – Fried Rice Day!

January 29, 2014
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Even though there is a microwave in C’s classroom to warm up the food, she does not really like to do that because there is usually a long line of kids waiting. Lunch is usually only 20 minutes and if she has to wait in line to heat up her food, she usually is not […]

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Bento #209 – A little bit of everything bento

January 21, 2014
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Another reason why I like to pack bento is that even if you have one little piece of cake left, you can add it to the lunchbox. I had one little piece of butter cake left and it fits perfectly in C’s bento as her dessert. The butter cake is sandwiched by 2 heart-shaped peanut […]

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Stone Korean @ Redmond

January 16, 2014
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This is the reason why we drive to Redmond for Korean food – the fried chicken! Even though we have a lot of Korean restaurants, very few of them offers fried chicken and Stone in Redmond does. The chicken dish shown above is half regular fried chicken and half spicy chicken. A little expensive but […]

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Bento #208 – A bacon day

January 15, 2014
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Bacon, bacon, bacon…….. That’s what makes my girl happy! We don’t have it often but when we do, she really enjoys them. So for lunch it’s the BLT (Bacon, lettuce & tomato) sandwich minus the tomato. Also included are carrot sticks with Ranch dip and pomegranate seeds.

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Bento #207 – Wishing for spring bento

January 9, 2014
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I am back!!! Wow, this is the longest break that I have ever taken from this blog ever since starting it back in 2007. No excuses, just a much needed break from this blog and spending time with the family. But now I am back and hopefully to stay for a while. I have so […]

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Bento #206 – It’s spring time!

April 22, 2013
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I think my girl has finally entered a stage where she thinks that bringing a bento to school is strange. Not a bad strange but just a little different. The other day when I was in a hurry, I stuffed a sandwich and some chips into ziploc bags for lunch. When she came back from […]

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Max’s World Cafe @ Issaquah, WA

April 5, 2013

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted. I blame it on the winter blues. It has been a long winter but I think we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The sun actually showed up and stayed for the whole weekend!! For those who live in the Pacific […]

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Kukai Ramen & Izakaya @ Bellevue

March 11, 2013
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Shoyu Ramen These couple of weeks I have been in an organizing mood. Yes, even my photos too! While going through my photos, I realized that I have so many unpublished restaurant photos. So watch out for a lot more restaurant reviews coming up soon. First up is Kukai Ramen & Izakaya in Bellevue. Kukai […]

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Bento #205 – Starry Starry Day

February 26, 2013
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I think whenever I run out of bento ideas, I always turn to my trusty and faithful hearts or stars cookie cutters. Today was of no exception. It was stars galore…..  This bento is filled with star-shaped Peanut Butter sandwiches, red pepper stars, ham stars, blueberries and a chocolate macaron.  

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