Bento 2 – Thai Spring Roll

Bento with a Spring Roll in a ‘Lunch on the Go’ Container



Upper Left: Cucumbers in rice vinegar with salt; marinated mushrooms

Upper Right: Grape tomatoes on a bed of fresh basil leaves from the garden, sprinkled with basalmic vinegar

Lower Tier, Upper Image: Lettuce, carrot, rice noodles, spring onion, shrimp, mint and cilantro (both from the garden) in a rice paper wrapper

Lower Tier, Lower Image: Roasted asparagus and red onion

Lower Tier, Circular Container: Dipping sauce of soy sauce, rice wine, fresh ginger and a pinch of sugar

OK, I now have a new respect for food photographers. This really was prettier in person — if you allow for the general thinness of the baby asparagus spears, and the oversized container. I’ve got quite a way to go before I become a bento master — or a master bento photographer.

Image of a Lunch Container with Several CompartmentsThe ‘Fit & Fresh Lunch on the Go’ container leaves a lot to be desired aesthetically, but has a horizontal divider shelf between the lower tier and the top containers. It’s a freezable shelf; good for keeping food fresh in summer.

I rolled each grape tomato in a whole basil leaf to eat. Too wonderful!