Bentolicious #045
As usual for Monday's bento, you will find I just created a quick and simple bento. This morning I had been very busy driving here and there with a bad traffic jam, typical for Monday morning. It is not getting better but it gets worse every year. Anyway, today's bento just contained 2 molded rice wrapped in cucumber layer with nori decoration, flower shaped carrots, 2 tamago, half of cherry tomato, mushroom with teriyaki sauce, and roasted duck. The cucumber layer was soaked in vinegar and sugar water for few minutes so it got sour sweet taste. I really want to join Debra's B.O.M.B with this month theme is 'roasting'. But since I didn't roast the duck myself but was take-out from a restaurant then I changed my mind to participate. I didn't do roasting a lot for our home meal, anything roasted will be from a restaurant hehehe ... (I was ashamed to admit this). Nothing really special for this bento, let's see what will I come up for tomorrow's bento.


That a great idea using the cucumber to wrap your rice.

@Angi : You are quick Angi hehehe ... Thanks for your comment :)

mhhh... this is so delicious! I love the wrapped cucumber, also the idea of its sour sweet taste! I have to try it myself, too! =D

Your "simple" to me is considered difficult hehe

@Token : Yes please try it. Thanks Token for your sweet comment :)

@noobcook : Hahaha ... you are too humble Wiffy. Thanks for your comment here :)

This looks good enough~~always got new bento idea :)

@Anncoo : Thanks Anncoo! Hope I can get more idea like yours cooking idea will be great :)

Hi sis, salam kenal yah

I love ur bento's. looks so yummy as well.

can't i link ur blog? thx ^_^

@jot14 : Thanks a lot! Sure you are welcome to link this blog :)

I like your blog! Many beautiful ideas ^_^

Lia, this is a great bento to me. I love they way you decorate the vege, feel refreshing..

@My Space : Thanks for visiting my blog and leave your comment. Very appreciate it :)

@Rachel Hei : Have to work a bit hard on veggies so the kids will eat them up clean hehehe ... Thanks Rachel for your nice comment (^.^)

The cucumber wrap are done so perfectly that I didn't realise they are cucumber until I read further! You always have great ideas Lia. And I totally agree with noobcook, your simple is consider perfect for me!
By the way, I'll pick up the 'Happy 101' award asap, still no chance to sit down and seriously blog it :P

Lia, your bento is so pretty and sounds so delicious. I'm with you I don't roast at home much either.

I really like the cucumber wrapped onigiri! Kidlet would love that, I'm going to have to make some rice! Your bento lunches always look so beautiful and delicious!

This looks delicious! I like the idea with the cucumber wrapped rice balls ;)

I love the soaked cucumber wrap - will be trying that one!

Hi Lia,

Yes, you can TOTALLY submit to The BOMB for roasting. There's no rule that requires you to do the roasting. :) Please come on over and add you link. But no pressure to do so.

This bento box is absolutely gorgeous! I love the idea of cucumber layer on the rice.


@Kids Dream Work : You are very sweet! Thanks a lot for your comment. And please do pick up the 'Happy 101' and'I Love Your Blog' awards too :)

@allingoodfood42 : Thanks a lot Marisa! Should we do it more now? hehehe :)

this is gorgeous lia -- so bright and cheerful. hope it really made someone's monday a happy one! :-)

@Jenn : Thanks a lot Jenn! I think kidlet will like it too with your special cheese drawing on the top? ;)

@Lil'chan : Thanks a lot Lil'chan! Glad that you like the idea :)

@Amanda : Thanks a lot Amanda for your kind comment :)

@hapabento : Thanks Debra for your very encouraging comment. I will try then ;)

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan! I hope that too :)

Your bento makes me feel hungry, can't wait to go for lunch (^_^)..

@Vanessa : Thanks a lot Vanessa!

Lia, that is such a beautiful bento! So many details and the food looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week.

So pretty Lia, *sigh* Wish I had such a lovely bento waiting for me on this start to the week...

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan for the sweet comment! Hope you have a great week too after having fun for the weekend ;)

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! I am sure you will make a great bento this week. Can't wait to peek at your blog (^.^)