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Bento #232 – Fried Rice day!


Bento content: Spam pineapple fried rice, cheese omelette roll and plum.

Lately I have been packing a lot more Thermos lunches just because it has been wet and cold lately, so a warm lunch is always welcomed. Today’s lunch is fried lunch with Spam and pineapple. The trick to a good fried rice is leftover rice from yesterday. The reason is because it is easier to fry rice when the rice is not moist. Freshly cooked rice can be a little mushy, thus not ideal for frying rice. Besides Spam and pineapple, I usually add carrots, green peppers, corn and peas and whatever else green vegetables found in the fridge. It’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables!  Do you like fried rice?

Have a great Friday!





Bento #231 – A salad day


Bento content: Chicken Taco Salad with taco sauce on the side and green apples with cinnamon sugar in the little bottle.

Happy Wednesday! It’s chicken taco salad day! This is an easy peasy lunch box because the chicken is actually leftover from the rotisserie chicken that I got from Costco yesterday. Most of the time we cannot finish the chicken, so I end up usually making chicken taco or chicken pot pie for the next meal. No wastage, right?

Have a great day!


Bento #230 – A flowery bento


Bento content: Bottom Tier: Ham and carrot omelette flowers and brown rice flaxseed crackers Top Tier: Carrot sticks with Ranch dip and pepperoni flowers.

Wow, it was a crazy weekend weatherwise! We had a blustery windstorm and more than 150K household lost power and I am just so thankful that we did not lose power. C is very thankful too because school is cancelled today since they have no power!! Needless to say whatever flowers we have like the bento above or the fall leaves hanging on the trees are mostly gone. The grounds are a mess. So thankful for all the landscapers that come around and sweep all the leaves off the ground.

Anyway, today’s bento was from last week. Isn’t it cool that a simple food pick can make an otherwise normal looking pepperoni looks so cool. I think these flower picks are one of C’s favorite. If you want to start to pack bento lunches but not sure how to start, get some bento picks. So easy and yet so attractive for the kids. Check out some of the cutest bento picks below. Aren’t they cute!

Have a great week!

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Ho Yuen Kee Restaurant @ Vancouver, BC

Sometimes when you surf the net for places to eat, certain dishes keep showing up on many blogs and reviews. This dish is one of those eye-popping dish and it is the lobster (or crab) sticky rice at Ho Yuen Kee Restaurant in Vancouver, BC. So when we went to Vancouver last weekend, we decided to check it out.

We ordered the crab instead of lobster. This was about 2 1/2 lbs of crab. Definitely tastes as good as it looks!


At the bottom of the whole pile of crab is a tray full of yummy sticky rice. It was very tasty but there was way too much corn in the rice. Maybe a little less corn will be better but overall it’s still very good.


We also ordered the wonton and dumpling soup. Very juicy and delicious.


Since it was lunch time, we ordered the lunch portion (smaller portion) of the fried Japanese tofu. This was ok. Nothing special about it.


Overall this meal was a little expensive due to the crab but I will definitely be back again for the crab.

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Bento #229 – A sammy day


Bento content: Ham and lettuce sandwich, mozarella cheesesticks, chips and pomegranate.

Do you like pomegranate? Do you spit out each individual seed??  I am not a big fan of pomegranate. I like the taste but I am just not quite sure what to do with the seeds. I just find it weird to swallow them and it is just too much work to individually spit them out. 😛  C really loves them and she just eats everything including the seeds.

Happy Wednesday!!



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