Pasta & Chicken Lollipops Bento


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*

Pasta & Chicken Lollipops Bento

3 July 2008 • Bento #200

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 doesn’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.

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14 Responses to Pasta & Chicken Lollipops Bento

  1. aoitenshi says:

    What a pretty lunch!!! Okay I really need to visit Daiso soon.

  2. Tara says:

    i bought a similar box but of different color: cream. I used it once and my sister-in-law liked it she is asking me to buy one for herself. too bad, i have no time to visit the mall again. :)

    as usual, great bento. makes me feel hungry. 😀

  3. Yvo says:

    That is too cute! I have a bento with the same design – http://feistybento.blogspot.com/2008/06/feisty-bento-177-cherry-pink-bento.html – but would love a bento with the sandwich part AND a solid part… nummy… darn but I really do not need more bento… -_-*

  4. Ms._______ says:

    I never brought a box like that.
    Haven’t spot one yet.
    Do you know where else they sell this?
    I like the color.

  5. Mimi says:

    it’s ok to have a vice. at least mine is cheap… it’s lurking on your site! lol

  6. Ayumika says:

    This really looks yummy! :) I’d like to try the pasta… where can I buy the sundried tomato pesto? :)

    Your pink bento looks absolutely adorable~~~ ^.^

  7. Liz Tolentino says:

    *sigh* how i wish we have access to such stuff here in the province… *sigh*

  8. kaoko says:

    @Tara
    The Cream one is cute too! Doesn’t it come with a navy blue cover or am I confused?

    @Yvo
    Oooh, they have that too! I really like it but I already have a couple of two-tiered boxes of similar dimensions. But it was so hard to resist. I love the pattern on yours.

    @Ms._______
    I bought mine at the Daiso store at Town Center but I also saw a couple at Japan Home Center at Park Square. (They really should start paying me for the amount of pimpage I do for their store. *laughs*)

    @Mimi
    Hahaha, I’m glad you like it enough to lurk! But I like it better when you leave comments. It’s always so nice to hear your suggestions and ideas.

    @Ayumika
    Where are you based? This wouldn’t be helpful unless you’re based in the Philippines, but I buy mine, (Gourmet Brand) at Makati Supermarket. There are other brands but Gourmet’s the one I like best. They also join fairs a lot. Oh, and you can also get it from the Gourmet Cafe in Silang, Cavite, on the road to Tagaytay.

    @Liz
    What do you want ba? I’ve been buying stuff for people lately. If there’s something you want, I can buy for you then ship it off. 😀

  9. Suzanne says:

    Saw that same bento box too in Japan Home. They have it in pink and brown… I’m still wondering which color to get.

    • kaoko says:

      Get both, heeheehee! Seriously though, the brownish one is nice too, I’m not sure but I think the inner lids of that are navy blue. Nice combo, IMO.

  10. purplejeans2002 says:

    Pretty lunch!

  11. tndcallphilippines says:

    never thought to look at bento boxes this way – so useful. :) thanks for posting!

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