Monday was a public holiday in Japan, and we went to this beautiful and exciting museum called Team Lab / Borderless.
As soon as you step in to the museum, the world of fantasy spreads before your eyes, with the incredible combination of darkness, exuberant lightings and dreamlike hues. Kids start squealing in excitement, and grownups get stunned, marveling the creativity put into it.
Having been inspired, the next morning I wanted to make a colorful bento for my little girl, but I totally forgot about grocery shopping. I didn’t have much in my fridge, and all I could come up with was this unflattering bento. The panda pick was my pathetic effort to give some accent. Maybe that is how the reality goes, and I accept my shortcomings to start a new week.
Once I packed all the food I had planned to put in my daughter’s bento in the morning, it looked like this (ignore the white circles, that’ll come later).
It made me feel something was still missing, it wasn’t lively enough for a little girl’s lunch box. Usually I put a cherry tomato, but I ran out of it in my fridge. Instead I added two slices of steamed carrot cut out in flower shape (from the freezer), and two cucumber sticks. Look at what a big difference it makes by just adding two colours in the bento box.
If you make bento daily, I highly recommend to stock up this steamed carrot in your freezer. It becomes very handy for an emergency situation like this morning. I use Le Creuset steamer and use cookie cutters to cut out in different shapes.
Menu: Grilled Medai fish, Tofu omelet, Steamed pumpkin, Steamed cabbage mixed with sesame furikake, Steamed carrot, Cucumber sticks, Rice with nori seaweed
Apple for dessert