Monday, March 8, 2010

Lion Ravioli Bento


Lion Ravioli Bento, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
For this bento I used my new two tier panda bento box that I got at Marukai in Little Tokyo, L.A. It's so cute! I used spinach ravioli. These Costco brand ravioli have a curvy edge that always make me think of lions, so of course I had to cut out a nori face to decorate. In addition, I added a piece of steamed broccoli, some roasted asparagus and roasted grape tomatoes. Interestingly, these tomatoes were getting wrinkled in the fridge, which is why I decided to toss them in the pan with the asparagus. When I took them out, they had magically plumped back up. Now they look beautiful! What a trick, eh?

In the other tier I put some carrot flowers, a baby mandarin, some strawberries and blueberries. Doesn't it look nice? I didn't show the lid, but I did put the matching ice pack in the picture to show you. It fits under the lid and on top of the top tier, which comes with a tight-fitting plastic lid. The whole thing stacks together and fastens with a white belt. My boy loved this one, and it got lots of appreciative comments from his lunchtime pals too ^_^

17 comments:

  1. i love, love love the new box -- soooo cute, pandas have a special place in my heart, too, because of pablo sandoval (go giants!). the lion face is perfect, and all the fruits and veggies just look so fresh and delicious!

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  2. I love pandas too and it is a sweet box!!!!

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  3. haha megan, Kung Fu Panda is a massive fave of my boy too... the Jack Black version though ;) Thanks a lot!

    Hi eilismaura, thank you!!

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  4. Don't you just love a new bento box... and this one is exceptionally sweet!

    The raviolion is inpired! Cute, cute, cute!

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  5. Yeah, new bento box FTW!
    Thanks Debra! For the new bentorminology too! ^_^

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  6. Always love the way you make your ravioli become an awesomely cute ravioli. Bright colors in this bento. The new box is cute! Hope to see panda bento soon in this box ;)

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  7. think my comment got lost. knew what u were gonna do when i saw the header - cute lion. hope i can find good ravioli cos i wanna do the same too :)

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  8. indeed, what a cute lunchbox!

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  9. What a cute box and ice pack!!! I love the lion ravioli, and everything looks so fresh and delish! :D

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  10. Love the lion ravioli! Adorable!!

    The panda box is so cute! Kidlet has been wanting a box like that too :D

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  11. so cute - how do you always make your bentos look to pretty, even without filling with a green leafy backdrop? What an adorable panda.

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  12. Oh, what a joy! The wavy-edged ravs are the perfect frame for the sweet lion face, which is wonderfully in keeping with this delightful new panda box. Your creations always cheer and uplift, sherimiya!

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  13. Thanks a lot Lia, javapot, rachel, Susan, Jenn, Karina and bentobird! So sweet for me to read all your wonderful comments!
    Yes, I do have to make a panda lunch for this box, Lia. I think I should work on that! Thanks javapot, I dunno what happened to your comment before? You can probably make your own ravioli with all your talent! Rachel + Susan, I didn't even know about the icepack til I got home. I think it's cuter than the lid :) I hope you can find it Jenn, they have other animals too - frog, dog, tiger and bear (I think). Karina, it's the food that looks pretty, due to multicolors. Really. Bentobird, your comments are the ones the cheer and uplift. You always bring a smile to my face!

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  14. What a cute box and amazing about the tomatoes!

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  15. Thanks Mandy! Haha, maybe others already knew about the tomatoes, but it was a surprise to me :)

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