Friday, November 12, 2010

Needs Pocky

For some reason this bento really says that it needs Pocky. Not just any pocky, but men's pocky. Maybe it's the stripes. Maybe it's all the black which just shouts manliness? I don't know. But I was actually craving pocky the whole time I made it. Did you know that yesterday was Pocky day? That's according to Glico. At some point this weekend I need to make up for my complete and utter lack of pocky yesterday. Pocky would have been the perfect for the long late night drive from Georgia to Atlanta.

I love the way the stripes are reflected onto the sides of the bento, I just love the way it looks! There was no design in my head when I started making this one so it turned out a lot less cute and a little more adult. A-chan had requested scrambled tofu onigiri and the sweet potato bun. Once I packed those things into the bento there wasn't much room left! You can't see the yellow of the scrambled tofu in the picture, but in real life it's a bright yellow.

I don't usually have anybaby carrots around, they haven't been on my bento pantry list. My family bought them for A-chan's birthday party and gave me the rest of the huge bag and I didn't want them to go to waste! Sherimiya always does neat and really pretty things with baby carrots. Looking at all of her awesome bentos inspired me to try out some new things with baby carrots too!

In the bento: Three scrambled tofu onigiri with nori cats on top, two baby carrots, a heart pick with chickpeas, steamed broccoli, apple bunny, sweet potato bun.


Alisa said...

Your bentos are beautiful!I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this Bento box widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about Bento boxes, Thanks!

Medifast said...

We have just started using our bento boxes, and really loving them. Thanks for some new ideas.

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OhayoBento said...

Gorgeous! This is a very "adult" bento, I love it! The stripes really do add a lot to the feel :)

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Alisa!! I appreciate it so much :) I joined Foodista, it seems like a great site.

Natakiya said...

Hi Medifast! I'm so glad you're doing bentos :) Welcome to the bento world!!

Natakiya said...

Yes, I would love to join Petitchef :) Thank you, Vincent!

Natakiya said...

I'm glad you liked it, OhayoBento!! And you agree about the stripes, yay :) It really seemed a lot more adult, but A-chan still liked it with the kitties and the apple bunny.