Thursday, August 30, 2012

Summer Rolls Bento, part 2.

My TinySprite is so predictable; of course she asked for summer rolls again. Now I keep a stash of cooked shrimp in the freezer ready to roll anytime I need a quick no-cook bento. I'm getting better at rolling these now, too. I was able to fill the rice wrappers with lettuce, cilantro, pickled carrots and cucumbers, deli ham and a few shrimp. I made two rolls of about the same size and shape, without tearing either, and they both happened to fit exactly right in this cool new stainless steel lined double bento box set! I like the idea of the stainless interior, which is great for food which might stain, and it also seems cooler to me, like the food will stay fresher. The exteriors are plastic, and the lids are the locking gasketed type with 4 latches. They are completely watertight, which I take to mean the moisture stays in too -- thus I can pack the summer rolls without worrying that they'll dry out. One of the boxes has a removable divider, and the stainless liners of both boxes come out for easy cleaning. Look how cute the lids are, too! I love them. Along with the rolls, she gets a bunch of fruit (peach, strawberries, blackberries, champagne grapes, regular grapes, corn and a little Okinawan sweet potato bunny shape). Everything packed perfectly snugly and visibly through the translucent covers. They stack atop one another and even come with their own matching bag. Wow! Super super love them. So did she. ^_^



20 comments:

  1. Those boxes are insanely awesome!!!! Where did you find them? I'm horrible at wrapping summer rolls. Either they break or are so loose they flop around, lol. Gorgeous lunch, TS is a lucky girl :)

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    1. They are made by a Korean company, and I found them in a Korean grocery store. Cool right?!
      I'm the same with rolls. I think I get them too wet and I need to start rolling while they're still kind of hard. More practice needed :) Thanks OhayoBento :D

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  2. Ditto on OhayoBento's comment - who makes those boxes??!

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    1. A Korean company; but I don't know the name. I found them in a Korean mart!

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  3. Cute boxes filled with colorful and yummy food. I was just thinking I haven't bought a new bento in quite awhile. hmm leak-proof, you say :)

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    1. Yes, leakproof. And I think it may be time to treat yourself again :)

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  4. Do u know of a bento box with movable slats so u can customize compartment sizes as small or large as feasible?

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    1. Yes, there's the Assist bento that I used here: [http://happylittlebento.blogspot.com/2011/11/4-section-assist-bento-photo-by.html] but it's quite large, and I'd think too big for the average young schoolchild. I'd recommend the lock and lock styles; they have a variety of shapes and sizes, with individual compartments, that might be better for portioning out food. Good luck!

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  5. Ooh, these are so cute! Ok, next stop is korean grocery to see if they have any.. Summer rolls sounds just about perfect. You got me thinking of my next lunch Sheri.. maybe TS wants to swap lunches with me?? Go ask her for me! :D

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    1. She said sure! She wants a "flat-back bento"! Hehehe!

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  7. omg i LOVVVVEEEE the new boxes!!! have to check my local korean markets for them. usually all i see is "pororo" stuff though... and i always feel like he's a second-rate character!

    the spring rolls sound delicious and refreshing. hope you are getting some last sunny summer days in before we have to switch over to heartier/hotter fall food!

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    1. Awwww, poor Pororo~!!
      Yes, these are super fun, and they still pass as appropriate for my learning-to-read kindergartener. Woo! 4th-grader wouldn't be caught with these in his bag though.
      We are indeed enjoying the last few waning days of summer, although the evening winds are getting pret-ty chilly...

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  8. Where did you find these neat Bento Boxes? Do they come in designs for little boys? Love your blog by the way.

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    1. I found these in a Korean grocery, in the housewares section. They usually have cute lunch boxes and mealtime plates there. Good luck! And Thank you!

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  9. I too nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger award! Your blog has been such an inspiration to me! Thank you!!
    You can check out the details here if you accept :) http://www.bento-logy.blogspot.com/2012/09/one-lovely-blog-very-inspiring-blogger.html

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  10. Your blog is fantastic and I am passing the One Lovely Blog award to you. You can check out the details here if you accept :) Keep up the good work! http://i-brownbag.blogspot.com/2012/09/one-lovely-blog-very-inspiring-blogger.html

    And btw, those lunch containers are adorable. I would have to find one at my Korean grocer.

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    1. Marie,
      Thank you! I really appreciate your sweet compliment :D

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