Remember my vow to cut down on bento box purchases? Which I stuck to for months until the Winnie the Pooh Onigiri Box came along? Well, they stocked a really nifty new box at Japan Home and I gave in and bought it. Fail, yes I know, but can you blame me when it’s this cute? *points to photo below*
I already have two collapsible sandwich boxes but when I saw this combination collapsible box and regular box, I had to grab one off the shelf. This box has two layers, the collapsible top layer and a solid bottom layer. The cover fits both compartments so you can use each layer separately when you’re bringing along a smaller lunch. It doesnâ€™t come with its own bento belt though so you’ll have to find your own—something necessary since the layers don’t have a locking mechanism to keep them together.
On to what’s inside, I filled the collapsible layer with chicken lollipops prepared in a Patis & Calamansi marinade, tiny sandwiches made of whole wheat bread, spread with Sundried Tomato Cream Cheese, and carrot sticks because I love munching on them.
The bottom layer has tri-colored fusilli mixed with some sundried tomato pesto, then topped with freshly grated parmesan and garnished with a cherry tomato and some mint leaves.
From our Tip Jar
Add an instant splash of color to your food with fresh herbs. Keep a couple in small pots in your kitchen or some shady area so you’ll always have a couple of leaves on hand. Parsley and mint are perfect in size and color for small bentos. Basil is another good option but you have to add it to room temperature food, otherwise they’ll darken from heat.